History

Key Stage 3

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Our Year 7 curriculum covers the medieval time period. We begin looking at life in Britain c.1000. This then leads on to the threat various medieval powers posed to England which culminates with the Norman Conquest. We examine how the Norman Conquest changed life for people of England and shaped the nation. Other key events we study include:  King John and Magna Carta, the foundation of Parliament, the Black Death, the Peasants’ Revolt and England’s relationship with Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France.

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In Year 8, the focus turns to life in the 16th & 17th centuries. We begin with the aftermath of the War of the Roses and continue right through the Tudors & Stuart periods. Key events include the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I and life under Oliver Cromwell. We finish the year looking at Victorian Britain. We focus on the social side of the developments made during the industrial and agricultural revolutions. During this time period, we also examine Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade. Understanding why it began, life for a slave and how and why it was finally abolished.

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In Year 9, we begin with the build-up to WWI. We then have a unit of study skills focused on WWI in preparation for their first exam style question. We then look at the years of peace 1918-39 and see how one war ultimately led to another. After that we look at the fall out of WWII and how this led to the Cold War.

Key Stage 4

GCSE 2016-18 (YEAR 10)

Course Title

GCSE History

Examination Board

Edexcel

Qualification

GCSE

Specification

9-1 (F6)

QN Code

601/8092/4

Link to specification

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html

Summary of course content

Paper 1

Medicine in Britain c1250 to present – 20%

The British Sector of the Western Front: injuries, treatment and the trenches – 10%

Paper 2

Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91 – 20%

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England c1060-88 – 20%

Paper 3

Weimar & Nazi Germany, 1918-39 – 30%

How will I be assessed?

Paper 1 – 1h15 exam worth 30% (52 marks)

Paper 2 – 1h45 exam worth 40% (64 marks)

Paper 3 – 1h20 exam worth 30% (52 marks)

What type of activities take place in lessons?

Source analysis

Essay writing

Researching

Mind Mapping

Problem solving

Report writing skills

Critical analysis - of events, people, documents etc

Peer assessment

What type of homework tasks will be set?

Research tasks to further understanding

Source analysis tasks

Forming opinions/making judgements

Essay writing

Exam skills

Useful links

TBC

How will this help students in the future?

History is very useful for many subjects where making a decision and reading between the lines is a necessary skill. E.g. Law, Journalism, Civil Service jobs, Teaching etc

Gives you the following skills:

  • Understanding people
  • Problem solving
  • Report writing skills
  • Critical analysis - of events, people, documents etc
  • Your ability to communicate: both spoken and written

Logical thought processes

How will this course build on Key Stage 3?

Students have started learning the skills of source analysis. In Years 10 & 11 these will be developed so you get a full and rounded sense of the messages trying to be conveyed in the sources.

You will continue to develop your decision making and essay writing skills.

Year 9 gives you an insight into what happened during WWII, during the course you will be looking at the political side to the Nazi regime and focusing on how they maintained control over Germany.  

The Anglo-Saxon course will build on work undertaken in Year 7.

Year 9 work will also help understand trench conditions during the Medicine through time paper.

What Skills will I develop?

  • Understanding people
  • Problem solving
  • Report writing skills
  • Critical analysis - of events, people, documents etc.
  • Your ability to communicate: both spoken and written
  • Logical thought processes
  • Essay Writing
  • Source Analysis

 

GCSE 2016-17 (YEAR 11) LEGACY SYLLABUS

Course Title

GCSE History

Examination Board

AQA

Qualification

GCSE

Specification

History A

QN Code

 

Link to specification

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-a-9140

Summary of course content

Paper 1

Medicine through Time – 35%

Paper 2

Germany 1919-45 – 40%

Controlled Assessment

History Around Us – Windsor Castle – 25%

How will I be assessed?

Paper 1 – 1h45 worth 35%

Paper 2 – 1h45 worth 40%

Controlled Assessment – two questions both worth 20 marks concerning the development of Windsor Castle worth 25%

What type of activities take place in lessons?

Source analysis

Essay writing

Researching

Mind Mapping

Problem solving

Report writing skills

Critical analysis - of events, people, documents etc

Peer assessment

What type of homework tasks will be set?

Research tasks to further understanding

Source analysis tasks

Forming opinions/making judgements

Essay writing

Exam skills

Useful links

TBC

How will this help students in the future?

History is very useful for many subjects where making a decision and reading between the lines is a necessary skill. E.g. Law, Journalism, Civil Service jobs, Teaching etc

Gives you the following skills:

  • Understanding people
  • Problem solving
  • Report writing skills
  • Critical analysis - of events, people, documents etc
  • Your ability to communicate: both spoken and written

Logical thought processes

How will this course build on Key Stage 3?

Students will have started learning the skills of source analysis. In Years 10 & 11 these will be developed so you get a full and rounded sense of the messages trying to be conveyed in the sources.

You will continue to develop your decision making and essay writing skills.

Year 9 gives you an insight into what happened during WWII, during the course you will be looking at the political side to the Nazi regime and focusing on how they maintained control over Germany.  

What Skills will I develop?

  • Understanding people
  • Problem solving
  • Report writing skills
  • Critical analysis - of events, people, documents etc.
  • Your ability to communicate: both spoken and written
  • Logical thought processes
  • Essay Writing
  • Source Analysis