Students in Year 9 and Year 10 will begin a brand new GCSE which is very different from the old course that Year 11 have been doing, so do be careful if you've had older brothers and sisters through the school who have done history - this is completely new (although some of the content is similar).

The new course includes the following elements:

Paper 1 - Understanding the modern world (1D America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality)

              - Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945-1972 (Cold War)

             (Worth 50%, 1 hour 45 minutes)


Paper 2 - Britain Power and the People

              - Norman England, c1066-1100

              - Studying the historical environment

              (Worth 50%, 1 hour 45 minutes