History GCSE - obhs.co.uk

History GCSE - obhs.co.uk

History GCSE
Exam Board:
Edexcel

3 Exam Papers:
1. Medicine in Britain, c1250present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914
18: injuries, treatment and the trenches. 1 hour 15 minutes. (30%)
2. Early Elizabethan England, 155888 and Superpower relations and the Cold War,
194191. 1 hour 45 minutes. (40%)
3. Weimar and Nazi Germany, 191839. 1 hour 20 minutes. (30%)

Last years past papers and sample papers
can be found at:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qual
ifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html

Skills required:
To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the periods studied in all questions except one Give 2 things you can infer question.(Paper 3.)
To explain and analyse historical events and periods studied . E.g. Explain 2 consequences, Explain why, How far do you agree? questions. (Papers 1-3.)
To analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements. E.g. How useful are Sources B and C for an enquiry
into..? (Papers 1 and 3.)
To analyse and evaluate interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ). E.g. How far do you agree with Interpretation 2? (Paper 3.)

Help them to organise content into small,
manageable chunks (reducing the content
down to key points/words) in the following
ways:
Revision cards/post-it notes
Recording sections (audio or audiovisual) onto their phone
Spider diagrams or mind maps
Mnemonics
Glossary of key terms per topic
Timelines (good for seeing the bigger
picture of progress/lack of progress in
Medicine and the causes/consequences
of events in the Cold War)

Suggested revision activities :
Encourage them to learn it, one section at a
time, in the following ways:
Look cover, write , check
Listen/watch their phone, write, check
Revisit sections again and again, increasing
the number revised at a time.
Revision sheets can be found on the OBHS website.
Dynamic Learning website:
https://my.dynamic-learning.co.uk Students have
log ins/log ins available on request.

Encourage them to test it in the following
ways:
Test your child by asking them
questions from our purpose-made
(question and answer) revision sheets
Factual tests (provided by the teacher
and/or on the Dynamic Learning
website)
Exam questions (found in the Pearsons
revision books and in sample exam
papers). Progress to doing them in
timed conditions.

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