History GCSE 2017 Results

A*-C 79.2%
(National A*-C% for history 64.5%)
 50% of pupils achieved A*-A grades and the department is currently ranked first in Lancashire for progress (value added)

Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • What is History?
  • Murder Mysteriesbattle of hastings
  • The Mystery of the Mary Celeste
  • The Battle of Hastings
  • The Norman Conquest
  • Castles
  • Life in Medieval Towns and Villages
  • The Black Death
  • The Murder of Thomas Becket
  • The Princes in the Tower
  • Crime and Punishment
  • The Battle of Agincourt
  • Joan of Arc
  • Who was the greatest King of the Middle Ages?

Year 8henry_viii

  • Henry VIII
  • The Reformatio
  • Queen Mary
  • Elizabeth I
  • The English Civil War
  • The French Revolution
  • Native Americans

Year 9

  • D1796-116The Industrial Revolution
  • Working Conditions in Cotton Mills and Coal Mines
  • Living Conditions in Towns
  • Poverty and the Workhouse
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Investigating the Jack the Ripper Murders
  • The First World War
  • The Second World War


Current GCSE Specification (ending in June 2017)

 Year 10country needs you

  • The Origins of the First World War, 1900-1914
  • The Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations
  • Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the Origins of the Second World War, 1933-1939

Year 11

  • Weimar Germany, 1919-1929
  • Hitler’s Germany, 1929-1939
  • The Vietnam War, 1964-1975


Method Frequency % of overall examination mark
Examination Two papers   75%
Controlled Assignments Two from aspects on WW1 and WW2   25%


New GCSE Specification for 2016 onwards

  • This new course covers a range of topics from the Roman occupation of Ribchester to the end of the Second World War.
  • Pupils will learn about a range of diverse societies and will explore different attitudes within these societies.
  • All of the course content is tested in three examinations that pupils will sit at the end of Year 11.
  • Paper 2 will involve a field study of the Roman sites in Ribchester.
  • Good literacy skills are required to cope with the quantity of content that is tested at the end of Year 11.
  • Pupils will be building on the knowledge and skills that have been developed throughout KS3.

Paper 1: 1 hour 45 minutes

Content % of grade
The People’s Health, 1250 to the present    20%
The Norman Conquest, 1065-1087    20%

Paper 2: 1 hour

Content % of grade
A study of Roman Ribchester    20%

Paper 3: 1 hour 45 minutes

Content % of grade
The Viking World, 750-1050    20%
Living Under Nazi Rule, 1933-1945    20%


Previous results:

A*-A grades 50%
A*-C grades 86.4%
A*-A grades 69%
A*-C grades 92%
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