Topics studied include Anglo-Saxon and Norman England; The American West; Crime and Punishment through time; A locality study on Whitechapel in the late 19th century and Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939. Studying history will demonstrate that you can understand and explain the complexities of the past; that you can recognise and explain interpretations but above all that you can differentiate between opinion and fact. It will also show your ability to use sources to explain the events of the past as well as your ability to write a clearly, structured analytical response. GCSE history is assessed by 100% examination at the end of year 11 and is a sound foundation for any occupation or route of study. History is included in the English Baccalaureate measure.