History

Here you will find the Unit Award Scheme (UAS) units that we have mapped to our GCSE History specification.

GCSE History

The GCSE History content has been split into bite-sized units making it more accessible to learners.

Students will receive a certificate each time they complete a unit. By recognising their achievements in this way, the scheme allows students to engage with learning and take clear steps towards success.

Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

Section A: Period studies

AA America, 1840–1895: Expansion and consolidation

Part

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

1. Expansion: opportunities and challenges

America 1840–95: Expansion – Opportunities and Challenges:

113826

2. Conflict across America

America 1840–1895: Conflict across America

113825

3. Consolidation: forging a nation

America 1840–95: Consolidation – Forging the Nation

113806

AB Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship

Part

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

1. Germany and the growth of democracy

Germany and the growth of Democracy 1890–1929

113823

2. Germany and the Depression

Germany and the Depression

114088

3. The experiences of Germans under the Nazis

The Germans’ experience under the Nazis: Germany, 1890–1945

113812

Culture and Propaganda: Germany 1919–1945

113824

AC Russia, 1894–1945: Tsardom and Communism

Part

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

1. The end of Tsardom

Russia, 1914–1924: Tsardom to Communism

11871

2. Lenin’s new society

Lenin’s New Society: Russia 1894–1945

113813

3. Stalin’s USSR

Stalin’s USSR

114087

AD America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality

Part

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

1. American people and the ‘Boom’

The USA, 1918–1929: The Roaring Twenties

11874

2. Americans’ experiences of the Depression and New Deal

The USA, 1929–1941: Depression and the New Deal

11875

3. Post-war America

Post-war America: Race relations

114086

Section B: Wider world depth studies

BA Conflict and tension, the First World War, 1894–1918

Part

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

1. The causes of the First World War

The cause of World War 1: Conflict and Tension, 1894–1918

113802

2. The First World War: stalemate

Britain at war: The Western Front

11864

3. Ending the war

Ending the First World War: Conflict and tension, 1894–1918

114091

BB Conflict and tension: the inter-war years, 1918–1939

Part

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

1. Peacemaking

Conflict and tension 1918–1939: Peacemaking

113805

2. The League of Nations and international peace

Conflict and tension 1918–1939: The League of Nations

113804

3. The origins and outbreak of the Second World War

The Causes of World War 2: Conflict and tension, 1918–1939

113803

BC Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945–1972

Part

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

1. The origins of the Cold War

The Cold War: The Berlin Blockade and its aftermath

11869

2. The development of the Cold War

Development of the Cold War: Conflict and Tension, 1945–72

113797

3. Transformation of the Cold War

The Cold War: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

11870

BD Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950–1975

Part

UAS unit title

UAS unit code

1. Conflict in Korea

Conflict in Korea: Conflict and Tension in Asia

113798

2. Escalation of conflict in Vietnam

The Cold War: The Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962

11870

3. The ending of conflict in Vietnam

The USA and Vietnam, 1964–1975

11877

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

Section A: Thematic studies

AA Health and the people: c1000 to the present day
Part UAS unit title UAS unit code

1. Medicine stands still

Medicine stands still: The beginnings of change

114090

2. The beginnings of change

Medicine stands still: The beginnings of change

114090

3. A revolution in medicine

4. Modern medicine

Public Health after the Industrial Revolution

114089

Medicine in the Industrial and Modern World

114111

Surgery in the Industrial and Modern World

114112

AB Power and the people: c1170 to the present day
Part UAS unit title UAS unit code

1. Challenging authority and feudalism

Power and the People: Challenging Authority

113952

2. Challenging royal authority

Power and the people: Challenging Royal Authority

113946

3. Reform and reformers

Power and the people: Reform and the reformers

113944

4. Equality and rights

Power and the people: Equality and rights

113945

AC Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day
Part UAS unit title UAS unit code

1. Conquered and conquerors

Migration, Empires and people: Conquered and conquerors

113948

2. Looking west

Migration, Empires and people: Looking West

113949

3. Expansion and empire

Migration, empires and people: Expansion and Empire

113950

4. Britain in the 20th century

Migration, empires and people: Britain in the 20TH Century

113951

Section B: British depth studies including the historic environment

BA Norman England, c1066– c1100
Part UAS unit title UAS unit code

1. The Normans: conquest and control

Norman England c1066–c1100: Conquest and control

113800

2. Life under the Normans

Norman England c1066–c1100: Life under the Normans

113801

3. The Norman Church and monasticism

The Norman Church and monasticism

113799

4. The historic environment of Norman England

The study of a historic site

113947

BB Medieval England – the reign of Edward I, 1272 –1307
Part UAS unit title UAS unit code

1. Government, the rights of King and people

Edward I’s government: The Rights of King and people

113815

2. Life in Medieval England

Life in Medieval England in the reign of Edward I

113814

3. Edward I’s military campaigns in Wales and Scotland

Edward I’s Military Campaigns in Wales and Scotland

113816

The historic environment of Medieval England

The study of a historic site

113947

BC Elizabethan England, c1568–1603
Part UAS unit title UAS unit code

1. Elizabeth’s court and Parliament

Elizabethan England c1568–1603: Court and Parliament

113817

2. Life in Elizabethan times

Elizabethan England c1568–1603: Life in Elizabethan Times

113818

3. Troubles at home and abroad

Elizabethan England c1568–1603: Troubles at home and abroad

113819

4. The historic environment of Elizabethan England

The study of a historic site

113947

BD Restoration England, 1660–1685
Part UAS unit title UAS unit code

1. Crown, Parliament, plots and court life

Crown, parliament, Plots and court Life: England 1660–1685

113847

2. Life in Restoration England

Life in Restoration England 1660–1685

113846

3. Land, trade and war

Land, trade and war in Restoration England 1660–1685

113848

4. The historic environment of Restoration England

The study of a historic site

113947

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