Teaching WW1 at GCSE

The First World War features in a number of the new GCSE history specifications (first exams 2018 onwards).

Here we provide guidance on how the First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme can enhance your teaching of the new GCSE history specifications, through our CPD programme and battlefield tours. We also provide suggestions and links to resources which will help you deliver your exam spec. These will be updated regularly.

Also take a look at our Twitter feed @WW1_Education and our Facebook page for regular links to material and resources.

New GCSE Specs 2016
AQA GCSE

AQA GCSE History

AQA offers one GCSE history specification where it previously offered two. Within this new specification the First World War features in Paper 1: Understanding the modern world in the option entitled Conflict and tension 1894-1918.

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Edexcel GCSE

Edexcel GCSE History

Edexcel offers one GCSE history specification where it previously offered two. Within this new specification the First World War features in Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment, Option 11: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present. In this option is a linked study of the historic environment entitled The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.

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OCR GCSE

OCR GCSE History

OCR offers two GCSE history specifications, History A (Explaining the Modern World) and History B (SHP). Within Specification A the First World War features in the British thematic study option entitled War and British Society c.790 to c.2010. As part of this option students are required to study the First and Second World Wars including the impact on people’s lives, increased state power and the changing relationship between the state and the people.

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