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Which do you teach?

  1. Economic and Social History (13 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  2. Voted Modern World (188 votes [55.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.62%

  3. Schools History Project (137 votes [40.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.53%

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#46 ClaireMaySmith



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Posted 16 August 2004 - 08:31 AM

At my school in Southampton we teach two GCSE history courses-

Top sets only are allowed to take-

AQA Modern World History
- International relations 1919-1963
- Germany 1919-39
- Russia 1917-41
- Britian in the First World War
- Battle of Britain
- Evacuation & the home front in WWII

Year 11 mixed ability are taking-

-American West
- Bloody Sunday coursework
- Portchester Castle coursework

Year 10 mixed ability will be taking -

Edexcel SHP
- Vietnam coursework
- American West
- Jack the Ripper Course work
- Medicine

We have been watching our SHP results decline over the last few years. When I did a survey as to why, I discovered a general apathy to the coursework which we do in year 11 and the Modern World pupils said it was hard fitting everything in. So last September we introduced a post 1945 modual into year 9 and it went down a storm. We also change exam boards for SHP. So our 2004 year 10's start Edexcel SHP. We now have over 140 pupils taking history of one kind or another.
The two SHP courseworks are entirely new and we are facing an OFSTED at the end of September - so any help or advice would be appreciated.

#47 Jane Cowie

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 09:35 AM


Medicine through time
American West

Course work on local study and the very rarely done 'China' as a modern world study

#48 Phil N

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Posted 25 January 2005 - 09:02 AM

I teach OCR Modern World Specification 1937
I love it its one of the best MWH specifications
We do:
Paper 1: Core Content
Pupils then choose from the depth study choices
(China from September)
The its Britain 1906-1918

Coursework is done on the First World War

Its great!

#49 Laura Gibney

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Posted 12 April 2005 - 03:16 PM

i teach Medicine through Time and Germany 1918-45, well they are the main topics. :teacher:

#50 Chris Hammond

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 08:32 AM

I teach Humanities at my school which involves a History unit on USA 1960-1991 alongside the RS and Geography units. Does anyone else teach a combined subject such as this?

#51 Ed Waller

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 07:22 PM

Just for completion...


Conflict in Ireland
Medieval Southampton

It being a Catholic school, I have experienced some flak from HT about the Irish question. Who said history is dull?

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#52 chrislowcock



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Posted 03 September 2005 - 09:03 PM

AQA Modern World History

Paper one
International Relations 1900-1949

Paper Two
Governments in Action:
America 1919-1941
Germany 1918-1939

Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain

#53 DAJ Belshaw

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 03:28 PM

Time to update my list:

Year 7
What is History?
Norman Conquest
Medieval Life (including Church)
King John

Year 8
Civil War
Industrial Revolution

Year 9
Dying For The Vote
WWI Trenches
Rise of Hitler

Year 10
Development of Medicine Through Time (SHP)
Chesterfield Canal Coursework

Year 11
American West (SHP)
Conflict in Northern Ireland

Year 12
Russia in Revolution, 1905-17 (Edexcel Unit 1, Option 5b)

Doug :hehe:

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Posted 04 September 2005 - 09:32 PM

OCR Modern World with Germany and USA coursework.

Chosen because it seems the easiest to get through and I am used to it from previous schools. Would like to do coursework on something a bit more exciting in the future - lots of good ideas from above posts.

#55 Roy Huggins

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 02:11 PM

Year 11
AQA Modern World History

Paper one
International Relations 1900-1949

Paper Two
Governments in Action:
America 1919-1941
Germany 1918-1939

Why did the USA drop the atomic Bomb

Changing to OCR
Paper one
International relations to 1949
America in 1920s & 30s

Paper 2
British Depth Study 1906 - 1918

General Haig
Life in Nazi Germany

Will happily swap resources, schemes of work? Click on my name and e-mail me.

Edited by rhuggins, 02 October 2005 - 03:33 PM.

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#56 Joel Thorpe

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Posted 19 June 2006 - 01:48 PM


"OCR Modern World with Germany and USA coursework."

Head of history Hope Valley callege says... "snap!!!!!"

Edited by JohnDClare, 21 June 2006 - 06:27 PM.

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#57 james goodman

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 03:28 PM

AQA Modern World B

Coursework: Votes for Women / Vietnam War

Soon changing to OCR SHP Medicine / American West, and swapping Women for Kenilworth Castle (as it were).

#58 Dan Moorhouse

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 10:57 AM

From September I'll be teaching the AQA Modern World course, no coursework option. I'd be happy to hear from anyone else who does that option as its new to me!

#59 Carl Fazackerley

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 11:04 AM

WJEC Specification A


Germany, 1919 - 1945
Russia, 1905 - 1924


USA, 1929 - 1990

Haig and the Somme
Women in World War One
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#60 Helen D

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Posted 01 September 2006 - 11:43 AM

We do AQA Modern World

Paper 1 - International Relations 1900-49
Paper 2 - Depth Studies on Germany and USA
Coursework - Evacuation and Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain

So far we've never struggled to fit it all in. Though I've heard many a rumour that OCR is easier?
But I inherited this, and enjoy it - I've now been an examiner for paper 1 for two years and found it really helpful. Happy to swap any resources!


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