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l You can enjoy the freedom and excitement of teaching By phone: 01223 553998
qualifications which have been developed to help you
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inspire students of all abilities.
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QN 500/4664/0 © OCR 2012 GCSE History B (Modern World)…read more

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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
2.2 Unit A972: British Depth Study19
2.3 Unit A973: Historical Enquiry22
3. Assessment of GCSE History B 27
3.1 Overview of the assessment in GCSE History B 27
3.2 Assessment Objectives (AOs) 28
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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 Overlap with other qualifications 48
8.2 Progression from this qualification 48
8.3 Avoidance of bias 48
8.4 Regulatory requirements 48
8.5Language 48
8.6 Spiritual, moral, ethical, social, legislative, economic and cultural issues 48
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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
Question Paper:
2 parts: In Part 1, candidates answer
questions depending on the core
content they have studied. Part 2 is
the depth study.
Unit A972 Written Paper
British Depth Study 1 hour 30 mins ­ 53 marks
30% of the qualification
Question Paper:
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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 sectors. They should prepare candidates to make informed decisions about further learning
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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.
The specified content is defined through a number of Key Questions and Focus Points. The Key
Questions define the topics as well as encouraging an issues-based and investigative approach
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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
· What were the consequences of the failures of the League in the
· How far was Hitler's foreign policy to blame for the outbreak of war
in 1939?
· Was the policy of appeasement justified?
· How important was the Nazi-Soviet Pact?
· Why did Britain and France declare war on Germany in September
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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
· Why did the USA withdraw from Vietnam?
Specified Content Increasing American involvement in Vietnam under Eisenhower, Kennedy
and Johnson; the main events of the war and the tactics used by the two
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