Dhahran British Grammar School

Quality British Education in Saudi Arabia

History - GCSE

In Years 10 and 11, students can elect to study GCSE history.

There are two examinations at the end of Year 11.

Foundation Tier candidates (grades C-G) take paper one, which carries a weighting of 75% and lasts one and a half hours.

Highter Tier candidates (grades A*-G) take paper two, which carries a weighting of 75% and lasts two and a half hours.

Both Foundation and Higher Tier candidates take paper 3, a factual recall paper which has a weighting of 25% and lasts one hour.

Students for examinaton in 2006 will study the following units.

  • A8: International Relations, 1919 - 1939: Collective Security and Appeasement (Year 10)
  • A9: The Road to Affluence: the USA, 1917 - 1941 (Year 10)
  • A16: Conflict and Crisis in the Middle East, 1946 - 1996 (Year 11)
  • B7: The USA, 1917 - 1929 (Year 10)
  • B4: The First World War, 1914 - 1918 (Year 10)
  • C3: The Changing Nature of Warfare in the Twentieth Century (Year 10 & Year 11)

Students for examination in 2007 will study the following units.

  • A16: Conflict and Crisis in the Middle East, 1946 - 1996 (Year 10)
  • A14: Revolution in China, 1949 - 1996 (Year 10)
  • A15: South-East Asia, 1945 - 1990s: End of French Empire, Vietnam, Indo-China, Malaysia, Indonesia (Year 11)
  • B10: China under Mao Zedong, 1949 - 1959 (Year 10)
  • B4: The First World War, 1914 - 1918 (Year 11)
  • C3: The Changing Nature of Warfare in the Twentieth Century (Year 10 & Year 11)

Notes for DBGS Students

A series of resources for DBGS students can be found on the expanded History GCSE Site.

History - Key Stage 3


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Notes for DBGS Students

Last year's GCSE History students achieved exceptional results. Our candidates all achieved grade C or above, with 4 students earning A* grades.