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History

GCSE 2012
History B
(Modern World)
Specification
J417
Version 1
April 2012




www.ocr.org.uk/gcse2012

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QN 500/4664/0 © OCR 2012 GCSE History B (Modern World)

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Contents

1. Introduction to GCSE History B 4

1.1 Overview of GCSE History B 4

1.2 Guided learning hours 5

1.3 Aims and learning outcomes 5

1.4 Prior learning 5

2. Content of GCSE History B 6

2.1 Unit A971: Aspects of International Relations, 1919­2005, and the chosen Depth Study6…

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7. Administration of GCSE History B 44

7.1 Availability of assessment from 2014 44

7.2 Certification rules 44

7.3 Rules for re-taking a qualification 45

7.4 Making entries 45

7.5 Enquiries about results 47

7.6 Prohibited qualifications and classification code 47

8. Other information about GCSE History B 48

8.1…

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1 1. Introduction to GCSE History B

1.1 Overview of GCSE History B


Unit A971 Written Paper
Aspects of International Relations, 2 hours ­ 81 marks
1919­2005, and the chosen Depth
45% of the qualification
Study

Question Paper:
2 parts: In Part 1, candidates answer
questions depending on the core…

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1.2 Guided learning hours


GCSE History B requires 120­140 guided learning hours in total.

1.3 Aims and learning outcomes


GCSE specifications in history should encourage candidates to be inspired, moved and changed
by following a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study and gain an insight into
related…

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2 2. Content of GCSE History B

2.1 Unit A971: Aspects of International Relations, 1919­2005, and the
chosen Depth Study


This unit consists of a core on Aspects of International Relations, 1919­2005, of which candidates
must study one, and a range of Depth Studies from which one must be studied.…

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Key Question 3: Why had international peace collapsed by 1939?
Focus Points · What were the long-term consequences of the Peace Treaties of
1919­1923?
· What were the consequences of the failures of the League in the
1930s?
· How far was Hitler's foreign policy to blame for the…

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Key Question 6: Why did the USA fail in Vietnam?
Focus Points · Why did the USA get increasingly involved in Vietnam?
· What were the different ways that the USA and the Communists
fought the war?
· Whose tactics were the most effective ­ the USA's or the…

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