History

Subject

 

Faculty

 

Year

Key Stage

Content by topic

Approach  eg. mixed ability/set and style

At KS4/5 – Board and Specification and qualification

Coursework content weighting and year completed.

Option or compulsory

Year 7

3

Autumn Term – Diversity

The Romans: A study of the development of the Roman Empire and an investigation into how Civilised the Romans were. This includes a study of Roman homes, food, politics, sports, architecture and control.

Spring Term – Everyday Life

A study of the Middle Ages from the Battle of Hastings to the development of castles and the extent of the power of the church.

Summer Term – Conflict

A study of the Tudors and the Break with Rome and the problems this caused. The religious roller-coaster of the Tudor period.

 

 

 

 

 

Year 7 classes are divided into ability groups. Teachers set work at a variety of levels to best suit the needs of the students within their classes.

A variety of teaching methods are used which include the use of the faculties computers to aid research and inspire investigation. Group work is also a valuable element of lower school history. Teachers attempt to engage students in independent learning and collective investigation, cultivating skills that students will need in the future.

N/A

Year 8

3

 

 

 

Autumn Term – Conflict

An investigation of the English Civil War, its causes, course and consequences and its impact on the local society.

Spring Term – Everyday Life

A study of the Industrial Revolution in Britain and its Empire between 1750 and 1900. Looking at the growth of industry and the new inventions that dominated the period along with an investigation of the positive and negative impacts of the British Empire.

Summer Term -  Diversity

The Native Peoples of America

A study of the culture and beliefs of a variety of tribes that inhabited the vast landscape of America. Looking at the values, beliefs, religions and morals of a variety of tribes and investigating the impact of the landscape on their development as a race.

 

Classes at Y8 are of mixed ability with a variety of levelled learning tasks catering which cater for a range of specific needs with the classroom.

A variety of teaching methods are used which include the use of the faculties computers to aid research and inspire investigation. Group work is also a valuable element of lower school history. Teachers attempt to engage students in independent learning and collective investigation, cultivating skills that students will need in the future.

N/A

Year 9

4

 

 

 

GCSE Preparation Year

Autumn Term 1 – Study in Depth

World War One, Its causes, Its impact and its effect on the powers within Europe.

Autumn Term 2 – The Inter War Period: An analysis of Versailles, its impact and the consequences of peace. The Rise of the Dictators and the period of Appeasement.

Spring Term 1: The Home Front – Britain and the War. An empathetic investigation of the challenges that the country faced through the war years.

Spring Term 2: The Holocaust – A focused and sensitive analysis of what life was like in Nazi Germany for the Jews.

Summer Term – The Cold War: Why was the Atomic Bomb Dropped?

Summer Term 2 – How did the Cold War develop?

 

Mixed ability groups but work is tailored towards nurturing students towards coping with the demands of GCSE History. Students will engage in a range of tasks such as source investigation, investigation of causation along with reasoning arguments towards a focused conclusion. Students will use a range of resources from text to visual media to enrich their learning

Preparation for Edexcel Modern World Study

 

3 x one hour and 15 minute examination

 

1 piece of Controlled Assessment (internally assessed, externally moderated)

 

Year 10

4

 

 

GCSE History

 

Topic 1: Russia in Revolution

A through study of Russia from the Autocracy to Communism.

 

Topic 2: The Period of the Cold War

An investigation of the development of the Cold War from the Atomic Bomb to the Early 90’s identifying key contributing factors within the ideological conflict.

 

 

 

 

Students are prepared for the challenging GCSE History examination. This vast subject enables students to investigate the world that we live in and the context to which developments have been made.

 

A range of teaching styles are used from traditional teacher led activities to group work, visual media and paired activities. Students will also be given the chance to engage in independent learning tasks.

Edexcel History 2016

 

 

Year 11

 

 

 

 

 

GCSE History

 

Topic 3 – Medicine Through Time with Experience of Warfare. A study of the developments made in medicine from 1066-2016 with a specific focus on the development of medicine in WW1.

 

 

Topic 4 – Elizabethan England 1558-88. A study of the early part of Elizabeth’s reign from her accession to the Spanish Armada

 

 

Three Examinations with a range of questions covering a variety of skills.

 

 

 

 

 

Subject

 

Faculty

 

Year

Key Stage

Content by topic

Approach  eg. mixed ability/set and style

At KS5 – Board and Specification and qualification

Coursework content weighting and year completed.

Year 12

5

Edexcel 2015 New Spec

 

Route G History

Paper 1 – Germany and West Germany 1918-89

 

Paper 2 – The Rise and Fall of Fascism 1911-46

 

Students engage in a range of activities designed to instil personal discipline and an independence of investigation into their studies. A range of teaching styles are used and students are encouraged to work collaboratively and individually to investigate the range of topics used.

Students will also evaluate evidence based material and be critical and considerate in how they reach their judgements.

Edexcel Route G History

 

Exam 2h 30mins

Exam 2h 15mins

 

 

 

 

Year Y13

5

 

 

 

 

Independent Study – Coursework unit based around the causes of World War One.

 

Paper 3 – British Experiences of Warfare 1789-1918

 

Students engage in a range of activities designed to instil personal discipline and an independence of investigation into their studies. A range of teaching styles are used and students are encouraged to work collaboratively and individually to investigate the range of topics used.

Students will also evaluate evidence based material and be critical and considerate in how they reach their judgements.

Coursework – 4000 words

 

Examination – 2hr 30mins

 

 

 

British Values – History

 

History provides a firm foundation for the understanding of British Values. Within all three key stages students will investigate the individuals and events that have shaped the nation that we are currently living in. At Key Stage 3 students will investigate the ‘Making of the United Kingdom’ and the development of the individual states towards a fully united country. Students also have the opportunity to investigate the changing nature of British society through the Industrial Revolution and Empire building. Students can assess and interpret attitudes towards diverse cultures and groups and how these have modified over time. This is particularly evident in students studies of Slavery. Students also investigate the political changes that have occurred from the Magna Carta to the increase in influence of Parliament in the years since the English Civil War.

At Key Stage 4 students research the twentieth century and how British culture has been affected by the changing world in the last one hundred years. Important elements involve the changes in society as a result of war, the use of soldiers from around the Empire in aiding the fight in WW1 and the development of the state in the inter war period.