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Key Stage 4

The history department offers the Pearson Edexcel History course.  Students sit three written exams, which assess their knowledge and understanding of the past, as well as their ability to evaluate primary and secondary sources.

Paper 1: Thematic study and history environment

Crime and Punishment in Britain, c1250-present and Whitechapel, c1870-c1900

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study

Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-1991 and Early Elizabethan England 1558-88

Paper 3: Modern depth study

The USA 1954 – 1975: Conflict at home and abroad