Emma Fletcher : Head of History
David Gibbs : Teacher of History and Government & Politics
Glenda Clark : Teacher of History and Sociology
The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’. Theodore Roosevelt
KS3 focusses on the development of core historical skills in handling and analysing primary and secondary sources, understanding differing interpretation, recognising links between a number of causes and consequences, developing chronological understanding, as well as questioning significance. We cover a number of topics, spanning from the Middle Ages to the present day.
In Year 7 we look at the following topics:
- What is History?
- The Romans
- Life in the Middle Ages
In Year 8 we look at the following topics:
- The Tudors
- The Stuarts and the English Civil War
- Slavery, the Jim Crow Laws and Civil Rights Movement in the USA
In Year 9 students look at the development of warfare and superpower relations:
- The causes and events of WWI
- The interwar period and ideological conflicts
- The causes and events of WWII
Key Stage 4 Overview include specification and current certification grading & qualification code – Ofqual
Year 10 – Edexcel GCSE History (2016)
Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment. Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.
Paper 2: Period study and British depth study. Henry VIII and his ministers, 1509–40 and Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91.
Paper 3: Modern depth study. Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
All modules will be examined at the end of Year 11. Coursework is no longer a part of the course under the new specification.
Year 11 – GCSE History A: The Making of the Modern World (Certification from 2015) 2HA01
Unit 1: International Relations: The Era of the Cold War 1943–1991.
Unit 2: Modern World Depth Study: Germany 1918-39
Unit 3: Modern World Source Enquiry: The transformation of British society c1951–79.
Unit 4: Representations of History: Civil rights and protest in the USA 1945–70.
Units 1-3 will be externally examined at the end of Year 11. Unit 4 (coursework) will be completed during Term 1 of Year 11 and internally assessed.
Key Stage 5 Overview include specification and current certification grading & qualification code – Ofqual
History A’Level – Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in History (9HI0)
Paper 1, Option 1H: Britain transformed, 1918–97.
Paper 2, Option 2H.1: The USA, c1920–55: boom, bust and recovery.
Paper 3, Option 31: Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485–1603.
Paper 4, Coursework – independent choice
Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be taught during Year 12 and examined externally at AS level at the end of that year. Students can choose to bank that grade at that level or progress to Year 13 (dependant on Year 12 performance) where they will study Paper 3 and complete the coursework element of the course. To achieve the full A ‘Level Papers 1, 2 and 3 must all be sat at the end of Year 13. (Revision for Papers 1 and 2 will be incorporated into Year 13 lessons).
At KS3 homework will be set when needed. Sometimes one bigger homework project will be set across a few weeks, sometimes a few smaller ones. This depends on the topic and the teacher.
KS4 and KS5 students should expect one homework a week. In addition to this, KS4 & KS5 students should also be completing extra reading, independent study and revision at home on a weekly basis.
Year 11 Masterclass (the same session runs Monday lunchtime 12.45-1.15pm and after school 3.15-4pm)
Model United Nations – to develop debating skills