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#1 Safeena

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:22 AM

Hi. I am due to start in a brand new school in august and have been away from teaching history for a while. Have been given responsibility to choose both gcse and a level specifications. I have opted for edexcel SHP b for gcse but need some help choosing a level one.. Can you tell me what you think.?


Which specifications are modular for example?

Thanks to everybody in advance

#2 Chouan

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 01:48 PM

They're modular in that you do 2 modules each year, which are examined at the end of the year. I'd look at areas in which you have interest, as a first step.

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 02:26 PM

Hello

There is some relevant information and guidance re the Edexcel GCE specification on this link:

http://www.edexcel.c...x?editorial=190

Best Regards

Mark

#4 Ed Waller

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:46 AM

Hi. I am due to start in a brand new school in august and have been away from teaching history for a while. Have been given responsibility to choose both gcse and a level specifications. I have opted for edexcel SHP b for gcse but need some help choosing a level one.. Can you tell me what you think.?


Which specifications are modular for example?

Thanks to everybody in advance


We do SHP Edexcel at GCSE (Medicine, Surgery and Germany). We follow that in Year 12 with Government intervention 1815-1875(Poor Law & Public Health) and Germany 1918-1990. Year 13 we do 20th Century Government intervention and USA boom and Bust.

We claim that there are links between GCSE and GCE so students can focus a little bit more on A level skills while deepening and extending their knowledge. Also that the units themselves offer similar ideas - why do governments step in?
A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. - Groucho Marx

#5 Safeena

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:43 PM

Thanks for all your help and suggestions


Hi. I am due to start in a brand new school in august and have been away from teaching history for a while. Have been given responsibility to choose both gcse and a level specifications. I have opted for edexcel SHP b for gcse but need some help choosing a level one.. Can you tell me what you think.?


Which specifications are modular for example?

Thanks to everybody in advance


We do SHP Edexcel at GCSE (Medicine, Surgery and Germany). We follow that in Year 12 with Government intervention 1815-1875(Poor Law & Public Health) and Germany 1918-1990. Year 13 we do 20th Century Government intervention and USA boom and Bust.

We claim that there are links between GCSE and GCE so students can focus a little bit more on A level skills while deepening and extending their knowledge. Also that the units themselves offer similar ideas - why do governments step in?



#6 Jenjane

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:06 PM

Also make sure that it is well resourced, both from a textbook point of view and the possibility of you being given money to fund it if necessary. I have made both of these mistakes. Not fun.
Also consider what the knowledge base of your department is and if there is time available to learn new content/ they're willing to do it if you're going to bring in radical changes.
Jane




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