The Orme Academy History Department

Welcome to The Orme Academy History Department

Here you will find all the needed resources to excel beyond the classroom at our History GCSE!

At The Orme Academy we follow the AQA specification looking at: Germany 1890-1945, Health and the People, Conflict and Tension: East and West 1945-72 and Elizabeth England, 1568-1603.

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Paper One: Understanding the Modern World

Section A: Period Study

Germany, 1890-1945

It was a period of democracy and dictatorship – the development and collapse of democracy and the rise and fall of Nazism. What was the Weimar Republic? How did the failures of the political elite lead to the rise of Hitler? How did Hitler’s circle lead to his consolidation of the dictatorship?

Section B: Wider World

East and West, 1945-1972

What is the Cold War, and what made it different from a ‘hot’ one? Looking at the Origins, Development and Transformation of the Cold War allows you to view the War in Depth from a US and Soviet perspective.


Paper Two: British Depth Studies

Section A: Thematic Study

Health and the People, 1000- present day

Our ideas of medicine have transformed throughout the centuries – looking at cause, treatment, prevention. Take a step back and see the development of medicine as we know it today through the eyes of numerous individuals in history.

Section B: British Depth

Elizabethan England, 1568-1603

Major events of Elizabeth I’s reign can be considered from economic, religious, political, social and cultural standpoints, you will understand these and others arising from contemporary and historical controversies.

Any queries in regards to content on this site should be emailed to your GCSE History Teacher.

We strive to keep this website up-to-date with relevant historical knowledge to support you through your History GCSE.

This is not an exhaustive resource list, there are resources that we may have missed. If you believe that you have found a good resource for your GCSE History – email a link to your History Teacher who will be able to check its suitability.

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