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The HCACP Instrumental Concert is tomorrow at 4.30pm. An hour of recitals and exemplary musical acumen.


Two absolute superstars right here 👇🥇🤩! Have loved seeing their musicianship go from strength to strength and confidence grow. What a fantastic achievement passing Grade 6 vocal exam in Y11🥳. Huge congrats to Kira also for the Grade 8 Distinction 👏.


Congratulations to our talented students who took singing exams this half term.  Grace and Kumasi for passing their Grade 6 singing exams with a merit and huge congratulations to Kira for achieving a Distinction in her Grade 8 exam.


HCACP students were lucky enough to participate in literacy rhythm workshops with Ollie from .  It was great fun connecting syllables and rhythms together with some body percussion.


Two more teams competing their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition in the sunshine at High Elms Country Park! Great effort in hot conditions today!


Enjoy 42 seconds of magic from our HCACP Steel Band rehearsal. They play so fine, don't you agree?


HCACP students were fortunate enough to attend t masterclass at Steinway hall with the incredible French.  The students had a wonderful time learning about composing and playing some very expensive pianos!  Thank you to for arranging the event.


Congratulations to our wonderful year 13 students


If you are interested in the terrible impact on children and families living long-term in unsuitable temporary accommodation, listen to this podcast - thank you to the parents who shared their stories


Our amazing HCACP Anti-Bullying Ambassadors


Two terrific teams at the start and at the end of a successful DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


HCACP Students take in a little culture at the National Art Gallery today.


Curious cows watching one of our DofE expedition teams!


Lunch with a view after climbing a steep hill on their DofE Bronze Practice Expedition!


Music 🔥 🧨👌. An outstanding curriculum, endless performance opportunities, a thriving peripatetic programme, fully inclusive of all students and all types of musicianship. Thank you 🥇Team Music 🎶 and to Katie Stanton for your brilliant leadership.


Enduring high winds, torrential rain, and freezing temperatures, our three DofE Gold teams have done brilliantly to complete their practice expedition! With thanks to for another amazing expedition experience.


Taking a break climbing and then having lunch atop Bannau Sir Gaer on day one of the DofE Gold Practice Expedition.


Admiring the view over Llyn y Fan Fach.


RT : Downhill to camp after a day hiking across the Brecon Beacons.

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Course Title: History (1HI0)
Exam Board: Edexcel
Qualification: GCSE

About the course
Through learning about the past students are able to develop their own ideas and beliefs about the world today. History GCSE allows students to ask questions of the present through engagement with the past. It requires students to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of different historical periods. Students make connections and comparisons between different aspects of the periods, themes and topics studied. They use sources to help them understand the past and evaluate different interpretations of the past. They assess the significance of individuals, events, developments and ideas in the periods studied. 

The GCSE course comprises of four units split across three papers. 

Paper 1: is a thematic study of migration to Britain over time from c.800 up to the modern day.

Paper 2: Part A of unit 2 is a period study of the Cold War, which covers the main causes of the development of the Cold War, the key crises and how it ended. Part B is a British depth study of Henry VIII and his ministers, which addresses his relationship with the nobility and its impact on Britain.

Paper 3: is a depth study of interwar Germany. Students will consider the legacy of war in Germany after 1918 and why Hitler came to power, as well as what life was like for different gro  ups living in Nazi Germany.

How it is assessed

Unit 1: (30%) Migrants in Britain, 800AD - Present. 1 hour and 20-minute exam.
Unit 2: (40%) Superpower Relations and The Cold War, 1945-1991 and Henry VIII and his Ministers. 1 hour and 45-minute exam.
Unit 3: (30%) Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939. 1 hour and 30-minute exam.

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