The historic environment is 10% of the overall course which equates to approximately 12 hours out of 120 guided learning hours.
Students will be examined on a specific site in depth. This site will be as specified and will be changed annually. The site will relate to the content of the rest of this depth study. It is intended that study of different historic environments will enrich students’ understanding of Norman or Medieval or late Elizabethan or Restoration England and will be embedded in the depth study.
There is no requirement to visit the specified site. Teachers may wish to visit a similar site in their locality to inform their teaching, however no reward will be given in the assessment for visiting the specified site or any other site.
The study of the historic environment will focus on a particular site in its historical context and should examine the relationship between a specific place and associated historical events and developments.
The board may well have difficulty ensuring that the resources for this wide range of constantly changing options are always available to schools when they start teaching the topic so the support of Historic England will be vital,