Year 7

  • Why were the Vikings important for Britain?

  • What caused the Middle Ages to be measly?

  • Was Britain changing at the end of the Middle Ages?

  • Does Richard III deserve the reputation of being evil?

  • What evidence do we have of Native America?

Year 8

  • How significant were the Tudors?

  • What were the consequences of the Stuarts reign?

  • Why do historians disagree that everyday life improved between 1500 and 1750?

  • Why was slavery evidence, and yet unpunished?

  • Did Britain change between 1750 and 1900?

Year 9

  • Who may have been Jack the Ripper?

  • How significant was the French Revolution?

  • What caused ordinary people get the vote?

  • Why may there be so many different interpretations of the First World War?

  • How did the world change and challenge in the 20th century?

GCSE History (1HI0) 9-1

Examination: 100% of the GCSE

  • The Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in History consists of three externally examined papers in the Summer of Year 11.

Examinations are:

  • Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment (Option 11: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches) 30% of qualification (9-1).

  • Paper 2: Period study and British depth study (Option B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88 with Option 25: The American West, c1835–c1895) 40% of qualification (9-1).

  • Paper 3: Modern depth study (Option 31: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39) 30% of qualification (9-1).


If you have any questions regarding the History Curriculum at The Wordsley School, please contact Mr T Brain (Assistant Curriculum Achievement Lead) on (01384) 816015.