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OCR GCSE 9-1 History A specifications for first assessment from July 2018 onwards
Subject content for OCR History A comprises the following elements as per the specifications handbook:
- Group 1: Period study and non-British depth study
- Group 2: British Thematic study
- Group 3 British depth study and a study of the historic environment
Group 1: Period study and non-British depth study
International Relations: the changing international order 1918-2001 PLUS one of the below:
- China 1950-1981: The People and the State
- Germany 1925-1955: The People and the State
- Poland 1956-1964: The People and the State
- Russia 1928-1964: The People and the State
- South Africa 1960-1994: The People and the State
- The USA 1919-1948: The People and the State
- The USA 1945-1974: The People and the State
Group 2: British Thematic study
- Migration to Britain c.1000 – c.2010
- Power: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 – 2014
- War and British Society c.790 – 2010
Group 3 British depth study and a study of the historic environment
- The impact of Empire on Britain c.1688 – c.1730 with the Urban Environments: Patterns of Migration
- The Reformation c.1520-1550 with Castles: Form and Function c.1000 – 1750
- Personal Rule to Restoration 1629 – 1660 with Castles: Form and Function c.1000 – 1750
Group 3: British depth study
The Impact of Empire on Britain 1688–c.1730
This depth study focuses on England and then Britain in a period which saw the early stages of its expansion towards becoming a global power through colonisation, maritime trade and mercantile capitalism. The aim is to give learners the opportunity to study in-depth a period of fundamental significance in the development of the British Empire and the shaping of Britain’s place in the modern world.
Key topics include:
Part 1: English expansion and its impact on the British Isles, c.1688–c.1730
- Significance of the Glorious Revolution and the Hanoverian succession on England’s position within the British Isles including: military campaigns in Ireland 1688–1691 and the settlement which followed;
- Relationship between England and Scotland after 1688 including Jacobite opposition and the Massacre of Glencoe 1692;
- Darien Scheme and the Act of Union 1707; Jacobite Rebellion 1715; Emigration (including forced emigration) from the British Isles to the Americas.
Part 2: Economic impact of empire on Britain, 1688–c.1730
- Economic impact of war and imperial expansion: changes to the British economy;
- Establishment of the Bank of England (1694);
- Growing trade with India and China and the establishment in Kolkata and role of the East India Company;
- Political and economic impact of the lifting of the Royal African Company monopoly 1698;
- Treaty of Utrecht 1713;
- The South Sea Bubble 1719;
- Economic importance of colonies in North America and the Caribbean;
- Origins and development of the slave-based economy.
Part 3: Political and social impact of empire on Britain 1688–c.1730
- The emergence of consumerism and its wider political and economic impacts;
- Involvement of the British population in the slave trade including: the development of ‘slave ports’ – Bristol, Liverpool, London – and involvement of smaller ports;
- Growth of ideas of a racial hierarchy and impact of these ideas on settled minority communities;
- Opposition to slavery and the slave trade (including slave resistance);
- Developing political activism including the role of coffee houses.