Balshaw’s Church of England High School


History Department Staff

  • Mr M Barrett – Curriculum Leader
  • Mr J Morgan (Deputy Head)
  • Mrs A Wilson (Deputy Head)
  • Mr S Riley (Head of Farington)

Year 11 History Revision Resources 2017

Year 7

  • What is History? Chronology, evidence etc
  • The Roman Empire
  • Medieval Britain

Year 8

  • Disease and Revolt – Black Death 1348, Peasants Revolt 138
  • The Renaissance
  • Making of the UK c.1485-1714

Year 9

  • Britain c.1700-1900 Expansion, Trade, Industry and Empire
  • The Twentieth Century World – includes a study of WWI and WWII

Years 10 & 11

GCSE Modern World History

We study: AQA GCSE History B (Modern World History)

The course entails study of the following units

Unit 1: International Relations
(Conflict and Peace in the Twentieth Century)

1 written exam paper 1hour 45 minutes (37.5% of total marks)

Topics covered:

  • Origins of the First World War
  • Peacemaking 1918-1919 and the League of Nations
  • Hitler’s foreign policy and the origins of the Second World War

Unit 2: Twentieth Century Depth Studies

1 written exam paper 1 hour 45 minutes (37.5% of total marks)

Topics covered:

  • The Roaring 20′s: the USA 1918-1929
  • Depression and the New Deal the USA 1929-1941
  • Hitler’s Germany 1929-1939

Unit 3: Historical Enquiry (Controlled Assessment)

This unit replaces coursework (worth 25% of total marks)