History

Aims:

·         To grow a deep knowledge of key British and international historical events

·         To develop a competent use of key historical skills

·         To encourage pupils to have open, enquiring minds and to become independent learners

·         To deliver academically rigorous lessons for all classes, which maintain the ‘awe and wonder’ of History

·         To help pupils to appreciate the quality of life in the modern age

·         To foster strong British values via the study of Britain’s role in the past

 

Staffing

Mr L Simonds – Lead Teacher of History

Mr P Kouzaris – Teacher of History

Mr S Elliott– Teacher of History/HOY 11

Mr M Exley – Teacher of History

Mrs N Weston - Teacher of History/Assistant Head

Mr A Barton – Teacher of History/Cover supervisor

 

Overview of KS3 History

Aims:

To adequately prepare pupils for the academic demands of GCSE History.

 

To develop pupils ability to use key historical skills. Including but not limited to; change and continuity, cause and consequence, source skills, historical interpretations, historical significance, chronology.

 

Topics:

Year 7 – History Skills, Normans/Middle Ages, Tudors & Stuarts, The English Civil War, The American War of Independence, Slavery

Year 8 – Industrial Revolution, World War One, Interwar years, World War Two, The Holocaust, Road to British Democracy

Year 9 – Jack the Ripper, American West, USA in the 20th Century, Mao’s China

 

 

Overview of KS4 History

Exam Board: Edexcel – History A

 

There are four main elements of the GCSE History course. All are equally valued at 25% of the course.

 

Unit 1: International Relations: The Era of the Cold 1943 - 1991– 1 hour 15 minute exam

Unit 2: Germany 1918-1939 – 1 hour 15 minute exam

Unit 3: War and the transformation of British society c1931–51 (Source skills) – 1 hour 15 minute exam  

Unit 4: Controlled assessment – Vietnam War – Completion of three pieces of controlled assessment in class

 

Overview of KS5 History

Exam Board: Edexcel

 

There are 4 main elements of the A-level History course:

 

Unit 1: Germany and West Germany 1918 – 89 – 30% of A level. 2 hours 15 minute exam

Unit 2: The Rise and Fall of Fascism in Italy 1911-46– 20% of the A level. 1 hour 30 minute exam

Unit 3: Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485 - 1603– 30% of the A level. 2 hours 15 minute exam

Unit 4: Coursework –20% of the A level. Completion of two pieces of coursework

 

 

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