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History fires pupils’ curiosity to ask questions and know more about Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

GCSE History – OCR GCSE History A (Explaining The Modern World) click here to view the specification

Period study and non-British depth study (14–18)

Learners study International Relations: the changing international order 1918–c.1975 and any one of the five non-British depth studies available.

British Thematic study (08–10)

Learners study one of the three British thematic studies available. Each British thematic study links to one of the three British depth studies and a study of the historic environment, and these must be taken together.

British depth study and a study of the historic environment (11–13)

Learners study one of the three British depth studies and studies of the historic environment available. Each British depth study and a study of the historic environment links to one of the three thematic studies, and these must be taken together.

The GCSE examination has 3 components:

Paper 1 Period study with non-British depth study (14–18) 105 marks* 1 hour 45 minute written paper 50%

Paper 2 Thematic study (08–10) 50 marks 1 hour written paper 25%

Paper 3 British depth study with a study of the historic environment (11–13) 55 marks* 1 hour 15 minute written paper 25%

Career Opportunities

Apart from being very interesting, history is very useful especially for law, education and public service.

Employers will know that you have taken on key skills which can be applied to all sorts of situations. Employers will know that you can understand how people tick, what motivates them, what they think and feel, you are able to analyse information and communicate clearly.

To find out more visit www.history.org.uk