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GCSE

History B (Modern World)
OCR GCSE (Full Course) in History B J417


July 2009




© OCR 2009 QAN 500/4664/0

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Contents

1 About these Qualifications 4
1.1 GCSE (Full Course) 5
1.2 Qualification Titles and Levels 5
1.3 Aims and Learning Outcomes 6
1.4 Prior Learning/Attainment 6

2 Summary of Content 7
2.1 GCSE Units 7
2.2 Entry Codes 9

3 Content 10
3.1 Unit A971: Aspects of International Relations,…

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7 Other Specification Issues 52
7.1 Overlap with other Qualifications 52
7.2 Progression from these Qualifications 52
7.3 Spiritual, Moral, Ethical, Social, Legislative, Economic and Cultural Issues 52
7.4 Sustainable Development, Health and Safety Considerations and European Developments
Consistent with International Agreements 52
7.5 Avoidance of Bias 53
7.6…

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1 About these Qualifications
This booklet contains OCR's GCSE specification in History B for teaching from September 2009.

Key features

· A clear progression route to the revised OCR A/AS Level History specifications.

· Aspects of International Relations, 1919­2005, charting key changes, defining key issues
and including key people and…

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1.1 GCSE (Full Course)

From September 2009, the GCSE is made up of three mandatory units. Two of these units are
externally assessed. The third unit is controlled assessment, which is internally assessed.

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

Unit A972: British Depth…

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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
opportunities and career…

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2 Summary of Content

2.1 GCSE Units


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

The content consists of a core on Aspects of International Relations, 1919­2005, which is divided
into three sections. Candidates study any one of the following sections.
Section A: The Inter-War…

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Unit A973: Historical Enquiry

OCR will issue a task for each of the controlled assessment options. Centres may make minimal
adaptation to the tasks to suit their centre specific requirements. These tasks will be renewed each
year.

The taught course and the task may be completed at any stage during…

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2.2 Entry Codes

The entry codes below combine two examined units and the controlled assessment unit codes.

This option code needs to be combined with a controlled assessment component code. Please see
section 6.1 for this information.

J417 History B (Modern World) (Certification)
For a certificate candidates must have taken…

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3 Content

3.1 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…

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