History GCSE Pathways 1 & 2
This course follows the Schools' History Project and leads to a common GCSE examination. There are three parts to the course:-
Medicine Through Time
This Study in Development looks at medicine from prehistoric times to the present day. All aspects of the history of medicine are studied including ideas about the cause and treatment of disease, the development of surgery, the medicine of rich and poor and public health. Pupils discover why, when and how medicine has changed through time. A particular study is made of British medicine from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.
The American West 1840-1895
This Study in Depth looks in detail at the problems and development of a society over a short period of time.
Topics include the life of the Plains Indians, why people settled in the West, the impact of the railroads, law and order, cowboys and cattle barons, and the conflict between Indians and white Americans.
Coursework (Controlled Assessment)
This will be based on a topic drawn from the local history of Hull. It contributes 25% of the total mark.
The final exam consists of two papers:
- Paper 1: two questions on Medicine and two on the American West. This is worth 45% of the total mark.
- Paper 2: Students answer questions on sources about a topic in British Medicine. This is worth 30% of the total mark.
By following the Schools History Project students will develop enterprise skills such as:
- Effective communication
- Organisation & planning
- Problem solving