Qualification: GCSE (1-9) History
Exam Board: AQA
History Paper 1: 1h 45m
8145/1B Understanding the modern world:
Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship.
Section A: Period study
Topic 1 Germany and the growth of democracy
Topic 2 Germany and the Depression
Topic 3 The experiences of Germans under the Nazis
Section B: Wider world depth study
Conflict and tension: the First World War, 1894–1918
Topic 1 The causes of the First World War
Topic 2 The First World War: stalemate
Topic 3 Ending the war
History Paper 2: 1h 45m
8145/2B Shaping the nation:
Power and the people: c1170 to the present day
Topic 1 Challenging authority and feudalism
Topic 2 Challenging royal authority
Topic 3 Reform and reformers
Topic 4 Equality and Rights
Section B British depth study
Topic 1 Norman England, c1066–c1100
Topic 2 The Normans: conquest and control
Topic 3 The Norman Church and monasticism
Topic 4 The historic environment of Norman England (Pevensey Castle)
Hodder and Oxford both publish revision guides and workbooks for students. Any you purchase must be for ‘AQA’ History.
A selection of AQA History GCSE Revision guides are also available from Amazon:
Use your Dynamic Learning login to access exam technique tips here;
Free History Lessons videos:
BBC Bitesize History:
The website is currently being updated with content for the new GCSE. You can use it as it appears here;
GCSEPOD: Contains 50% of the course materials, Germay 1890-1945 and Norman England.
There are two History Revision sessions (currently every Thursday), 3:15-4:15 p.m. in C6 and C7 which you are expected to attend.
These provide an opportunity to re-examine the content of the course from Year 9 and Year 10.
It would be useful if you could bring your old books covering these earlier topics.
This is an opportunity to catch up on any concepts that you are finding difficult or aspects of the course you have missed.
Teacher Revision: Your History teacher will also let you know when they want you to attend specific revision sessions before school or at lunch.