GCSE History New Specification Launch Jon Cloake /

GCSE History New Specification Launch Jon Cloake /

GCSE History New Specification Launch Jon Cloake / Richard Staton Autumn 2015 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Follow us on Twitter @AQACPD. Objectives To understand the key elements of the specification structure, teaching content and assessment To start thinking about the implications for teaching and learning To review the resources and support available from AQA

To enable you to ask any questions about the specification Slide 2 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Follow us on Twitter @AQACPD. Structure of the session 1. Why is GCSE History changing? 2. What are the new requirements for GCSE History? 3. What is the AQA approach? 4. What are some of the important features of each unit in the new GCSE History?

5. What do the new examination papers look like? 6. What are the practical benefits of the new specification? 7. How can you plan to teach the new GCSE History? 8. How will AQA support you teaching the new specification? Slide 3 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Why is GCSE History changing? New GCSEs are being introduced in England. The primary purpose of the new qualifications will be to provide evidence of students achievements against demanding and fulfilling content and a strong foundation for further academic and vocational study and employment.

If required the qualifications should be able to provide a basis for schools and colleges to be held accountable for the performance of all their students. GCSE History Consultation Document , OfQual, December 2014. Slide 4 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What are the new requirements for GCSE History? (1) History to be studied from three eras: Medieval 5001500 Early modern 14501750 Modern 1700present day And five elements to comprise the course:

Slide 5 Thematic (1) Depth studies (2 one British; one Wider World) Period study (1) Historic Environment (1) Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What are the new requirements for GCSE History? (2) Short (depth study); students to understand the complexity of a society or historical situation and the interplay of different aspects*, for example: social, political , religious, technological, military etc. Students should study one British and one European/wider world depth study. Medium (period study); students to understand the main developments and characteristics of a 50 year time span. Long (thematic); the study of significant characteristics of different ages to understand change and continuity; comparisons should be possible between different periods of history and aspects (see above *) of society across the centuries, i.e. from all three eras and, if appropriate, from earlier times. Slide 6 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

What are the new requirements for GCSE History? (3) STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY a locality (the historic environment); with a focus on the site within its context, showing its relationship with historical events and developments 40% British history European/Wider world history BUT The British and European/Wider World depth studies are not to be taken from same period and era Only ONE depth study can overlap with a period Slide 7 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What are the new requirements for GCSE History? (4) Assessment Objective Weighting Target AO1

35% Knowledge and understanding AO2 35% Key concepts AO3 15% Source analysis AO4 15% Interpretations Slide 8

Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What are the new requirements for GCSE History? (5) Assessment objectives AO1 (35%) Knowledge and understanding Demonstrate, organise and communicate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied and the relationships between them. Slide 9 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. AO2 (35%) Key concepts Explain and analyse key concepts, arriving at substantiated judgements: Cause and consequence Change/continuity Similarity/difference

Significance within an historical context What are the new requirements for GCSE History? (6) Assessment objectives AO3 (15%) Sources Understand, analyse, evaluate and make historical claims from a range of source material. AO4 (15%) Interpretations Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied. Slide 10 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What are the new requirements for GCSE History? (7) AO4 (15%) Interpretations Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied.

An attempt to portray and/or make meaning of the past that is a deliberate construct created after the event(s). Interpretations should contain sufficient information and be set in sufficient context to permit analysis and evaluation. By implication assessment should involve more than one interpretation. Slide 11 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What are the new requirements for GCSE History? (8) AO4 (15%) Interpretations Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied. Experiences of or evidence used by

author. As a result of the time/place it was created. Audience/purpose/beliefs/circumstance. Selection of knowledge/evidence i.e. what has been deliberately used or discarded to support a particular view. Knowledge of the historical debate. Slide 12 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Everything about him was reasonable and ordinary looking; he was no shrieking fanatic in a uniform. He spoke passionately; it was hypnotic and persuasive. We were carried on a wave of enthusiasm. It swept away our doubts. Here, it seemed was hope, new ideals, a new understanding. The peril of communism could be

stopped. Any Questions on the requirements of the new GCSE History and its assessment objectives? Slide 13 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What is the AQA approach? Created a specification that has been: developed by an experienced team of teachers and examiners designed to engage young people in this subject and provide effective assessments across the ability range fulfils all new National Curriculum and Ofqual requirements

submitted to Ofqual for accreditation which when gained is for teaching from September 2016 with first assessment in summer 2018. Slide 14 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What is the AQA approach? AQAs new GCSE History Specification comprises the following four elements: Slide 15 One period study Choose ONE from FOUR One Wider World depth study Choose ONE from FIVE One thematic study Choose ONE from THREE

One British depth study (including the historic environment) Choose ONE from FOUR Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Paper 1 Understanding the Modern World Slide 16 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Structure of Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World Section A PERIOD STUDY Choose ONE of 4 key developments in a countrys history over c.50 years 1A America, 18401895: Expansion and consolidation 1B Germany, 18901945: Democracy and dictatorship 1C Russia, 18941945: Tsardom and communism 1D America, 19201973: Opportunity and inequality Section B WIDER WORLD DEPTH STUDY

Choose ONE of 5 these focus on international conflict and tension Conflict and tension, 18941918 Conflict and tension, 19181939 Conflict and tension between East and West, 19451972 Conflict and tension in Asia, 19501975 Conflict and tension, 19902009 Slide 17 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Paper 2 Shaping the nation Slide 18 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Structure of Paper 2: Shaping the nation Section A THEMATIC STUDY - Key developments in British History over a long span of time Choose ONE of 3 2A Britain: health and the people, c1000the present day 2B Britain: power and the people, c1170the present day 2C Britain: migration, empires and the people c790the present day Section B BRITISH DEPTH STUDY (including the HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT)

Choose ONE of 4 Norman England, c1066c1100 Medieval England: the reign of Edward I, 12721307 Elizabethan England, c15681603 Restoration England, 16601685 Slide 19 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What are some of the important features of each unit in the new GCSE History? AQAs new GCSE History Specification comprises the following four elements: One period study One Wider World depth study Slide 20 Choose ONE from FOUR Choose ONE from FIVE One thematic study Choose ONE from THREE

One British depth study (including the historic environment) Choose ONE from FOUR Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Unpacking the History Paper 1 Section A Period studies Slide 21 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Unpacking the History: The period studies 1A -1D 1A America, 18401895: Expansion and consolidation 1B Germany, 18901945: Democracy and

dictatorship 1C Russia, 18941945: Tsardom and communism 1D America, 19201973: Opportunity and inequality 1 Expansion: opportunities and challenges 1 Germany and the growth of democracy 1 The end of Tsardom 1 American people and the 'Boom

2 Conflict across America 2 Germany and the Depression 2 Lenin's new society 2 Bust Americans' and the Depression and New Deal 3 Consolidation forging the nation 3 The experiences 3 Stalin's USSR of Germans under the Nazis Slide 22 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. 3 Post war

America Unpacking the History: the Wider World depth studies Paper 2 Section B Slide 23 Wider World depth studies Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Wider World depth studies: Conflict and tension Conflict and Conflict and tension, 1894- tension, 1918 1918-1939 Conflict and tension East & West, 1945-1972 Conflict and tension in Asia, 19501975

Conflict and tension, 1990 2009 1 The causes of the First World War 1 Peace making 1 The origins of the Cold War 1 Conflict in Korea 1 Tensions in the Gulf 2 The First World War stalemate 2 The

League of Nations & international peace 2 The development of the Cold War 2 Escalation of conflict in Vietnam 2 The war on Al-Qaeda 3 Ending the war 3 The origins 3 Transformation 3 The ending and of the Cold War of conflict in outbreak of Vietnam the Second

World War Slide 24 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. 3 The Iraq War Unpacking the History: The British thematic studies 2A, 2B, 2C Paper 1 Section A Slide 25 British thematic studies Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Unpacking the History: The British thematic studies 2A, 2B, 2C 2A Britain: Health and 2B Britain: Power and 2C Britain: Migration, the people: c1000 to the people: c1170 to empires and the the present day

the present day people: c790 to the present day 1 Medicine stands still 1 Challenging authority and feudalism 1 Conquered and conquerors 2 The beginnings of change 2 Challenging Royal authority 2 Looking west 3 A revolution in medicine 3 Reform and Reformers 3 Expansion and

empire 4 Modern medicine 4 Equality and Rights 4 Britain in the twentieth century Slide 26 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Unpacking the History: The British depth studies Paper 2 Section B British depth studies and historic environment Slide 27 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Unpacking the History: The British depth studies Paper 2 Section B British depth studies and historic environment:

Norman England, c1066c1100 Medieval England: the reign of Edward I, 12721307 Elizabethan England, c15681603 Restoration England, 16601685 Slide 28 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Historic environment 1 By embedding the historic environments within the depth studies, students are able to examine the relationship between a specified site and the

historical events and developments contained in the depth study. The specified sites to be studied will be identified by AQA and published three years in advance on the website. There is no requirement to visit the specified site. Slide 29 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Historic environment 2 The historic environment can be explored through the examination of: Norman buildings such as the cathedrals, abbeys, and castles and wider historic environments such as towns and settlements Medieval buildings such as fortified manor houses and castles and wider

historic environments such as towns and villages. Elizabethan buildings such as Tudor manor houses and their gardens, theatres and wider historic environments such as villages, towns and cities Restoration buildings such as stately homes and gardens, theatres and wider historic environments such as villages, towns and cities Equally, key historical events such as battles can be shaped by the historic environment and the time in which they take place. Slide 30 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Unpacking the History: the British depth studies Norman England, c1066c1100 Medieval England: Elizabethan

the reign of England, c1568 Edward I, 1272 1603 1307 Restoration England, 1660 1685 1 The Normans conquest and control 1 Government, the rights of King and people 1 Elizabeth's court and Parliament 1 Crown, Parliament, plots and court life 2 Life under the

Normans 2 Life in Medieval England 2 Life in Elizabethan times 3 Life in Restoration England 3 The Norman Church and monasticism 3 Edward Is 3 Troubles at home campaigns in and abroad Wales and Scotland 2 Land, trade and war 4 The historic

environment of Norman England 4 The historic environment of Medieval England 4 The historic environment of Restoration England Slide 31 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. 4 The historic environment of Elizabethan England What are the practical benefits of the new specification? 32 of 32 x

Slide Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. How can you plan to teach the new GCSE History? Subject content based on 120 hours teaching time, i.e. 60 weeks Period study: 15 weeks/30 lessons Wider world depth study: 15 weeks/30 lessons Thematic study: 15 weeks/30 lessons British depth study plus historic environment: 15 weeks/30 lessons

Slide 33 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. How can you plan to teach the new GCSE History? A possible route through AQAs new GCSE History Specification: Slide 34 One period study Choose ONE from FOUR Germany, 1890 1945 One Wider World depth study Choose ONE from FIVE Conflict and tension, 19181939

One thematic study Choose ONE from THREE Migration and Empire One British depth study (including the historic environment) Choose ONE from FOUR Elizabethan England Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. How can you plan to teach the new GCSE History? A possible route through AQAs new GCSE History Specification:

Slide 35 Conflict and tension, 1918-1939 One Period study Choose ONE from FOUR One Wider World Depth study Choose ONE from FIVE Germany 18901945 One Thematic study Choose ONE from THREE Migration and Empire

One British Depth study (including the Historical Environment) Choose ONE from FOUR Elizabethan England Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. How can you plan to teach the new GCSE History? A possible route through AQAs new GCSE History Specification: One Wider World depth study One period study One British depth study (including the historic environment) One thematic study

Slide 36 Choose ONE from FIVE Conflict and tension, 1894 1918 Choose ONE from FOUR America: Expansion and Consolidation 18401895 Choose ONE from FOUR The reign of Edward I, 1272 1307 Choose ONE from THREE

Health and the People Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. How can you plan to teach the new GCSE History? 1 A theoretical model of a 2 year course Model 1a): two year course, based on 30 teaching hours spread across 15 teaching weeks with revision time allocated at the end of Y11. Slide 37 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. How can you plan to teach the new GCSE History? 2 A three year course, including two review/revision points in Years 10 and 11. AQA. Given that students may mature over the

duration of the course, elements taught in Y9 and early Y10 have been given more time. Slide 38 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. What do the new examination papers look like? Paper 1: Understanding the modern world, 50%, 1hour 45 minutes. Paper 2: Shaping the nation, 50%, 1hour 45 minutes Section A Period study Section A Thematic study 6 compulsory questions

4 compulsory questions (40 marks + 4 additional marks for SPaG) Section B Wider world depth study Section B British depth study with historic environment 4 compulsory questions (40 marks + 4 additional marks for SPaG) 4 compulsory questions (40 marks) Slide 39 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Any questions on the examinations? Slide 40 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

How will AQA support you teaching the new specification? Sample schemes of work and lesson plans Student textbooks, checked by AQA Assessment training, plus subject expertise Step by step guide to our assessments Guidance and materials for the historic environment study Slide 41

Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. AQA website e-AQA Secure Key Materials ERA (Enhanced Results Analysis) Training courses

Preparing to Teach events Contact points for more information and guidance History Support Team Tel: 0161 958 3861 Email: [email protected] Preparing to Teach Teacher Support Manager: Robert Kirkham Tel: 0161 957 3646 [email protected] Slide 42 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved. Final questions Slide 43 Copyright AQA and its licensors. All rights reserved.

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