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History

History is a vital subject that trains our young people to question the world around them and helps them to understand where we have come from and where we want to be going. Students will develop their historical knowledge and understanding and learn how to use sources of evidence. They will focus on being able to research effectively and to communicate their ideas. Students will develop their literacy skills, including how to structure essays. Students will begin to ‘put themselves into the shoes’ of those people they learn about and to appreciate that people have different interpretations of history 

Miss C. Evans (Subject leader)

Mr R. Hatch

We are a small team; we work closely together to ensure that all our pupils receive the best history teaching and we really enjoy teaching our subject!

KS3

Our key stage 3 is taught over two years. We have one 100 minute lesson per fortnight.

The KS3 enthuses students with a broad course of study with an emphasis on studying the history of the UK in chronological order to give students a genuine understanding of how the UK has grown and developed over the centuries. Students develop transferable skills which will be of value in the workplace.

The KS3 course is also designed to prepare students for study at GCSE.

Lesson Number

Year 7

1

Contenders to the throne

 

2

The battle of Hastings

 

3

Castles/Feudal system

 

4

Beckett

 

5

Magna Carta

 

6

Peasants revolt

 

7

Catholic v protestant

 

8

Henry VIII

 

9

Elizabeth- exploration and power

 

10

HISTORY MYSTERY Gun powder plot

 

11

Causes of the civil war

 

12

Fate of Charles I

 

13

Cromwell

 

14

Witches

 

15

Charles II

 

16

The glorious revolution

 

17

Battle of Trafalgar

 

18

Ironbridge

 

19

Children in the factories

 

 

Lesson number

Year 8

1

HISTORY MYSTERY Jack the Ripper

 

2

Triangle trade

 

3

Emancipation of the slaves

 

4

American civil war

 

5

Britain and India

 

6

Britain and democracy

 

7

Women’s suffrage movement

 

8

Causes of WW I

 

9

Art and poetry of WW I

 

10

Lions led by donkeys

 

11

Treaty of Versailles

 

12

Causes of WWII

 

13

Dunkirk

 

14

Battle of Britain

 

15

The Home front

 

16

The battle of the Atlantic

 

17

The Holocaust

 

18

Normandy landings

 

19

WWII in Asia

 

 

KS4

Students study the AQA GCSE. It is an engaging course that prepares students for further study at A-Level as well giving them a secure grounding in economics, source evaluation and critical writing.

Our GCSE students are supported throughout the course with targeted intervention sessions and open-access to support with homework, controlled assessment preparation, and revision for exams.

 

KS4 GCSE

Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

Section A: Period studies

America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality.

Part one: American people and the ‘boom’

Part two: bust – Americans’ experiences of the depression and new deal

Part three: post-war America

Section B: Wider world depth studies

Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945–1972

Part one: the origins of the cold war

Part two: the development of the cold war

Part three: transformation of the cold war

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

Section A: Thematic studies

2C Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day

Part one: conquered and conquerors

Part two: looking west

Part three: expansion and empire

Part four: Britain in the 20th century

Section B: British depth studies including the historic environment

Restoration England, 1660–1685

Part one: crown, parliament, plots and court life

Part two: life in restoration England

Part three: land, trade and war

Part four: the historic environment of restoration England

 Exams: AqA History.

Website Links http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-b-9145