Brief overview:

In Year 9 & 10, History is delivered in 4 lessons per week. IGCSE History syllabus looks at some of the major international issues of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as covering the history of particular regions in more depth. The emphasis is on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research. Learners develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies.

Useful Resources: Textbooks, internet websites, YouTube and films.

Setting: Students are taught in a diverse mix ability class.

Specific Equipment required by all students: The students are given copy books for note-taking, answering questions and tasks and writing homework. A textbook is also provided for student learning.

Homework guidance: up to two hours of homework per week including independent study and research on the topics taught each week.

Timetabled hours per week: 4 X 50 minute lessons.

 

Term Topics Syllabus Outline Assessment information
1 Germany, 1918-45:

Was the Weimar Republic doomed from the start?

This part of the course covers Germany in the aftermath of the First World War and the problems that persisted. Areas for study are the impact of the First World War on Germany, social/ economic/political problems, the Treaty of Versailles, recovery under the leadership of Stresemann. Students are given an opportunity to be assessed not only on their knowledge on a particular topic but also their writing through description, explanation and evaluation. This is vital for cross-curricular links through improvement in writing and expression no matter what level of English they have. Source analysis is also a key component throughout.
2 Germany, 1918-45:

Why was Hitler able to dominate Germany by 1934?

The area for study here sees the rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party in the years prior to Hitler’s takeover in 1933-34. This part looks at the Munich Putsch and its aftermath, the changing Nazi tactics, the Depression and the Nazis, how they succeeded in elections, the Reichstag Fire, the Enabling Act, the Night of the Long Knives. Students are given an opportunity to be assessed not only on their knowledge on a particular topic but also their writing through description, explanation and evaluation. This is vital for cross-curricular links through improvement in writing and expression no matter what level of English they have. Source analysis is also a key component throughout.
3 Germany, 1918-45: How effectively did the Nazi control Germany, 1933-39? After consolidating his power in Germany, Hitler embarked on a ruthless quest to control Germany from within. This covers the Nazi seizure of power, crushing opposition, propaganda, the 1936 Olympics, the Churches, the persecution of minorities and Nazi opposition. Students are given an opportunity to be assessed not only on their knowledge on a particular topic but also their writing through description, explanation and evaluation. This is vital for cross-curricular links through improvement in writing and expression no matter what level of English they have. Source analysis is also a key component throughout.