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History

History is the study of past events and particularly focuses on human affairs. History at Starbank aims to give students a sense of their place in the world both geographically and chronologically, whilst equipping students with the analytical tools to be empathetic, conscientious and critical future citizens.

Why study History?

The best way to understand the world today is to know what happened yesterday.

Studying GCSE History will help you answer questions such as;

  • Why do wars happen?
  • Why do we live in such a multicultural society?
  • What can we learn about dealing with pandemics from the past?

A study of History allows Pupils to learn about their community, Britain, Europe and the world. It allows Pupils develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. You will investigate Britain’s relationships with the wider world, and relate past events to the present day.

History prepares Pupils for the future, equipping them with knowledge and skills that are prized in adult life, enhancing employability and developing an ability to take part in a democratic society

How would I learn?

History lessons are built around a particular historical enquiry which aims to foster a genuine enthusiasm for the subject. History at Starbank is both dynamic and engaging. Through a study of history, Pupils are encouraged to think and reflect on a range of interpretations, periods, people and their behaviour. History involves critical and analytical thinking and the ability to make independent judgements.  will present work through extended writing and debate

Key Subject Facts

Exam Board:

Edexcel

Course Makeup:

  • Exams 100% 100%

Exam Structure:

3 Papers:

  • Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment

  • Paper 2: Period study and British depth study

  • Paper 3: Modern depth study

Useful Website Links:

  • BBC Bitesize – https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zw4bv4j – The BBC’s GCSE specific webpage that allows students to revise and quiz themselves on key topics. Be sure to follow the Edexcel link. 
  • History Homework – http://historyhomework.com/ – All GCSE students at Starbank should see their class teacher for their unique log-in details for this page. It has a series of diagnostic tests and quizzes to aid revision.
  • Tutor2U – https://www.tutor2u.net/history – A free to use website with exam specific revision notes and subject quizzes.
  • Lessons in History YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDRPyrHxE7TXyD2eoTZ775g – A YouTube Channel created by history teachers aimed at improving the grades of GCSE students, particularly useful for Early Elizabethan England and The American West.

Recommended Revision Guides:

My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History: Crime and punishment in Britaine

 

Name:

My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History: Crime and punishment in Britaine

Author:
Alec Fisher 
Available from School Office:
Yes
My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History: Early Elizabethan England

 

Name:

My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History: Early Elizabethan England.

Author:
John Wright
Available from School Office:
Yes – £4.00
My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History: The American West


Name:

My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History: The American West.

Author:
Steve May
Available from School Office:
Yes – £4.00
My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History: Weimar and Nazi Germany


Name:

My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History: Weimar and Nazi Germany

Author:

Steve Waugh

Available from School Office:
Yes – £4.00

Contact History Department

Please use the form below to contact the History department or alternatively please email history_info@starbank.staracademies.org

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