Edexcel GCSE History: Warfare and British society, c1250–present

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12 Warfare and British society, c1250–present

In this module, students will cover the following topics in line with the Edexcel specifications booklet. Detailed information for the module can be found on page 14-16.

Topics include:

Part 1: c1250–c1500: Medieval warfare and English society

  • The nature of warfare including the composition and role of the army, and the impact of strategy, tactics and weaponry on warfare.
  • The experience of warfare, including recruitment and training in feudal society, and the impact on civilians.
  • Case studies: Battle of Falkirk and the Battle of Agincourt

Part 2: c1500–c1700: Warfare and English society in the early modern period

  • The nature of warfare including the composition and role of the army, the role of musketeers, pikemens and dragoons, and the impact of strategy, tactics and weaponry on warfare.
  • The experience of warfare, including recruitment and training of the New Model Army, the impact on civilians including recruitment and requisitioning
  • Case studies: Battle of Naseby and Oliver Cromwell

Part 3: c1700–c1900: Warfare and British society in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

  • The nature of warfare including the composition and role of the army and the decline of the cavalry, and the impact of strategy, tactics and weaponry on warfare
  • The experience of warfare, including recruitment and training and Cardwell’s reforms and professionalisation, the impact on civilians including the influence of media and photography
  • Case studies: Battle of Waterloo and the Battle of Balaclava

Part 4: c1900–present: Warfare and British society in the modern era

  • The nature of warfare including the composition and role of the army and the growth of logistics and specialised divisions, and the impact of strategy, tactics and weaponry on warfare
  • The experience of warfare, including recruitment and training of women and conscription, and WWI and WWII’s impact on civilians
  • Case studies: The Western Front during WWI, the Battle of the Somme, the Iraq War.

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • Edexcel GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)
  • Module 1 Agincourt (pptx)
  • Module 1 Agincourt Information (pdf)
  • Module 1 Agincourt Information (pptx)
  • Module 1 Causes Of War Info Hunt (pptx)
  • Module 1 Causes Of War Info Hunt (pdf)
  • Module 1 Causes Of War Student Chart (pptx)
  • Module 1 Causes Of War Student Chart (pdf)
  • Module 1 Falkirk (pptx)
  • Module 1 Falkirk Battle Map (pdf)
  • Module 1 Falkirk Battle Map (pptx)
  • Module 1 Falkirk Information (pptx)
  • Module 1 Falkirk Information (pdf)
  • Module 1 Falkirk Timeline Information (pdf)
  • Module 1 Falkirk Timeline Information (pptx)
  • Module 1 Feudal System And Duties (pptx)
  • Module 1 Horrible Histories Owain Glyndw R Song Lyrics (mp4)
  • Module 1 How To Lay Siege To A Castle The Fun Way (mp4)
  • Module 1 How To Wage Siege Warfare (pptx)
  • Module 1 Information Sheet (pptx)
  • Module 1 Information Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 1 Medieval Warfare (pptx)
  • Module 1 Medieval Warfare Info Sheets (pptx)
  • Module 1 Medieval Warfare Info Sheets (pdf)
  • Module 1 Medieval Warfare Tactics (pptx)
  • Module 1 Medieval Warfare Tactics And Strategies In Wales (pdf)
  • Module 1 Medieval Warfare Tactics And Strategies In Wales (docx)
  • Module 1 Medieval Warfare Wall Information (pdf)
  • Module 1 Medieval Women And Battles (pdf)
  • Module 1 Medieval Women And Battles (docx)
  • Module 1 Source Sheet (pptx)
  • Module 1 Source Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 1 The Conquest Of Wales By Edward I 1277-1283 (mp4)
  • Module 1 The Feudal System (mp4)
  • Module 1 The Feudal System Diagram (pdf)
  • Module 1 The Feudal System Diagram (doc)
  • Module 1 Timelines (mp4)
  • Module 2 Battle Of Edgehill (ppt)
  • Module 2 Battle Of Naseby (doc)
  • Module 2 Battle Of Naseby (pdf)
  • Module 2 Causes Of Civil War Charles I (wmv)
  • Module 2 Charles I Slips Into Civil War (docx)
  • Module 2 Charles I Slips Into Civil War (pdf)
  • Module 2 Civil War Battles (doc)
  • Module 2 Civil War Battles (pdf)
  • Module 2 Cromwell Sources (ppt)
  • Module 2 Cromwell Sources (pdf)
  • Module 2 Edgehill Snowballing Sheet (doc)
  • Module 2 Edgehill Snowballing Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 2 Exemplar News Script (pdf)
  • Module 2 Exemplar News Script (doc)
  • Module 2 New Model Army And Political Radicalism (pdf)
  • Module 2 Oliver Cromwell 6 Hats Activity (doc)
  • Module 2 Oliver Cromwell 6 Hats Activity (pdf)
  • Module 2 Roundheads V Cavaliers (pdf)
  • Module 2 Roundheads V Cavaliers (doc)
  • Module 2 Why Did Charles I Fall Out With Parliament (pptx)
  • Module 2 Why Did Charles I Fall Out With Parliament (pdf)
  • Module 3 Balaclava 1854 The Charge Of The Light Brigade (mp4)
  • Module 3 Battle Of Baklava Hand-Out (pdf)
  • Module 3 Battle Of Baklava Hand-Out (pptx)
  • Module 3 Battle Of Waterloo (pptx)
  • Module 3 Battle Of Waterloo Hand-Outs (pptx)
  • Module 3 Battle Of Waterloo Hand-Outs (pdf)
  • Module 3 Battle Of Waterloo Mind Map Sheet (docx)
  • Module 3 Battle Of Waterloo Mind Map Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 3 Battle Of Waterloo Story Board (pdf)
  • Module 3 Battle Of Waterloo Story Board (docx)
  • Module 3 Britain S Champion- The Duke Of Wellington Arthur Wellesley P2 1 (mp4)
  • Module 3 Britain S Champion- The Duke Of Wellington Arthur Wellesley P2 11 (mp4)
  • Module 3 Britain S Champion- The Duke Of Wellington Arthur Wellesley P2 2 (mp4)
  • Module 3 Cardwell S Army Reforms Hand Out (docx)
  • Module 3 Cardwell S Army Reforms Hand Out (pdf)
  • Module 3 Charge Of The Light Brigade (mp4)
  • Module 3 Crimean War (pptx)
  • Module 3 Crimean War In Photographs (pptx)
  • Module 3 Crimean War In Photographs (pdf)
  • Module 3 Duke Of Wellington Hand-Out (pdf)
  • Module 3 Duke Of Wellington Hand-Out (docx)
  • Module 3 Epic History- Battle Of Waterloo (mp4)
  • Module 3 History- Crimean War (mp4)
  • Module 3 Horrible Histories Crimean War Plan Fail (mp4)
  • Module 3 Improvements In Weaponry During The 18th And 19th Centuries (docx)
  • Module 3 Improvements In Weaponry During The 18th And 19th Centuries (pdf)
  • Module 3 Lord Raglan Hand-Out (pdf)
  • Module 3 Lord Raglan Hand-Out (docx)
  • Module 3 Napoleon Bonaparte- Animated History (mp4)
  • Module 3 New Model Army And Political Radicalism (pdf)
  • Module 3 Prince Blackadder Blackadder Bbc (mp4)
  • Module 3 Prince Blackadder Blackadder Bbc1 (mp4)
  • Module 3 Roundheads V Cavaliers (pdf)
  • Module 3 Roundheads V Cavaliers (doc)
  • Module 3 The Crimean War Story Board (pdf)
  • Module 3 The Crimean War Story Board (docx)
  • Module 4 20th And 21st Century Weapons (docx)
  • Module 4 20th And 21st Century Weapons (pdf)
  • Module 4 Air Raid Shelters (pptx)
  • Module 4 Atomic Bomb Information Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 4 Atomic Bomb Student Handout Lower Ability (pdf)
  • Module 4 Battle Of The Somme Verdun (pptx)
  • Module 4 Battle Scenarios (doc)
  • Module 4 Battle Scenarios (pdf)
  • Module 4 Comparing Sources On Trench Warfare (pptx)
  • Module 4 Comparing Sources On Trench Warfare (pdf)
  • Module 4 Conditions In The Trenches Chart (pdf)
  • Module 4 Conditions In The Trenches Chart (docx)
  • Module 4 Conditions In The Trenches Information For Group Work (doc)
  • Module 4 Conditions In The Trenches Information For Group Work (pdf)
  • Module 4 Conscription Video Question Handouts (pdf)
  • Module 4 Conscription Video Question Handouts (docx)
  • Module 4 Contemporary Attitudes Towards Conscription Shading Activity (pdf)
  • Module 4 Contemporary Attitudes Towards Conscription Shading Activity (docx)
  • Module 4 Gas Masks And Black Outs (ppt)
  • Module 4 How Stable Was Iraq By The End Of President Bush S Presidency (pdf)
  • Module 4 Information Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 4 Iraq And Al-Qaeda Homework (pdf)
  • Module 4 Iraq And Al-Qaeda Homework (docx)
  • Module 4 Life In The Trenches (pdf)
  • Module 4 Life In The Trenches (doc)
  • Module 4 New Weaponry (pptx)
  • Module 4 New Weaponry 2 (pptx)
  • Module 4 Rationing (doc)
  • Module 4 Rationing (pdf)
  • Module 4 Resources (pptx)
  • Module 4 Resources (pdf)
  • Module 4 Source Sheets (pdf)
  • Module 4 The Arms Race (pdf)
  • Module 4 The Arms Race (doc)
  • Module 4 The Blitz Homework (doc)
  • Module 4 The Blitz Homework (pdf)
  • Module 4 The Development Of Firearms Up To The Seventeenth Century (pdf)
  • Module 4 The Development Of Firearms Up To The Seventeenth Century (docx)
  • Module 4 The Home Front Leaflet Task Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 4 The Home Front Leaflet Task Sheet (doc)
  • Module 4 Trench Diagram To Label (docx)
  • Module 4 Trench Diagram To Label (pdf)
  • Module 4 Trench Warfare Source Activity (pdf)
  • Module 4 Trench Warfare Source Activity (pptx)
  • Module 4 Wall Information (pptx)
  • Module 4 Wall Information (pdf)
  • Module 4 Weapon Chart (pdf)
  • Module 4 Weapon Chart (pptx)
  • Module 4 Weapon Chart 2 (pptx)
  • Module 4 Weapon Chart 2 (pdf)
  • Module 4 Weapons Card Sort (pdf)
  • Module 4 Weapons Card Sort 2 (pdf)
  • Module 4 Women And War Work Homework (doc)
  • Module 4 Women And War Work Homework (pdf)
  • Module 4 Women And War Work Homework1 (doc)
  • Module 4 Women And War Work Homework1 (pdf)
  • Module 4 Women On The Front Lines In The 20th Century (docx)
  • Module 4 Women On The Front Lines In The 20th Century (pdf)
  • Module 4 Women Sources (pdf)
  • Module 4 Women Sources1 (pdf)
  • Module 5 Air Raid Shelters (pptx)
  • Module 5 Battle Of Britain (pptx)
  • Module 5 Battle Of Britain Information Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 5 Battle Of Britain Information Sheet (docx)
  • Module 5 Battle Of Britain Information Sheet 2 (docx)
  • Module 5 Battle Of Britain Information Sheet 2 (pdf)
  • Module 5 Churchill And Royal Family On Balcony 1945 (mp4)
  • Module 5 Evacuation (pptx)
  • Module 5 Evacuation Information Sheet (docx)
  • Module 5 Evacuation Information Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 5 London And The Second World War (docx)
  • Module 5 London And The Second World War (pdf)
  • Module 5 Paul Nash Painting (docx)
  • Module 5 Paul Nash Painting (pdf)
  • Module 5 Preparing For War (pptx)
  • Module 5 Public Service Broadcasting London Can Take It (mp4)
  • Module 5 Rationing (pdf)
  • Module 5 Rationing (doc)
  • Module 5 Rationing (pptx)
  • Module 5 Room Sources (pdf)
  • Module 5 Room Sources (pptx)
  • Module 5 Sources For Students (pdf)
  • Module 5 Sources For Students (pptx)
  • Module 5 The Blitz (pptx)
  • Module 5 The Blitz 1940-41 (mp4)
  • Module 5 The Blitz Homework (doc)
  • Module 5 The Blitz Homework (pdf)
  • Module 5 The Great Evacuation Of 1939 (mp4)
  • Module 5 The Home Front Leaflet Task Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 5 The Home Front Leaflet Task Sheet (doc)
  • Module 5 Their Finest Hour (pptx)
  • Module 5 Their Finest Hour Plenary Photos (pdf)
  • Module 5 Their Finest Hour Plenary Photos (pptx)
  • Module 5 Venn Diagram (pptx)
  • Module 5 Venn Diagram (pdf)