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Kilkeel High School, Knockchree Avenue, Kilkeel

GCSE

GCSE HISTORY (CCEA)

Click on the link for the latest version of the GCSE specification:

http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/microsites/history/gcse_2014/specification/index.asp

 

Students must complete three units of study:

  • PAPER ONE (50%)
    • Two Studies in Depth:
      • Germany c.1918-1939
      • Peace, War and Neutrality

 

  • PAPER TWO (25%)
    • An Outline Study:
      • The Cold War c.1945-1991

 

  • CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT (25%)
    • An Investigative Study:
      • Nazi Treatment of the Jewish Community

 

YEAR 11

PAPER ONE

The following topics are studied in Year 11:

 Germany c. 1918-1939:

  1. The Aftermath of World War 1 and the Weimar Republic 
  2. Nazi Germany, 1933-34
  3. Nazi Policies and Actions in Europe,1933-1939

 

Peace, War and Neutrality: Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland and the Second World War c. 1932-1949

  1. Anglo-Irish Relations before World War 11
  2. The Effects of World War 11 on Northern Ireland
  3. Post-War Social  and Political Changes

 

YEAR 12

CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT 

Investigative Study: Nazi Treatment of the Jewish Community.

Approximately 2000 words.

 

PAPER TWO 

The Cold War c.1945-1991

Main Themes:

  1. Relations between the Superpowers in Europe
  2. Relations between the Superpowers outside Europe

 

Main Events:

  1. Beginning of the Cold War in Europe
  2. Early Confrontation in Europe
  3. Challenges to USSR in Eastern Europe
  4. Gorbachev, Reagan and the End of the Cold War
  5. The Korean War
  6. The Cuban Missile Crisis
  7. The Vietnam War

 

Visit the CCEA website for copies of Past Papers/Mark Schemes:

http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/microsites/history/gcse_2014/past_papers/