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Students in year 7 and 8 study the History National Curriculum in quite a different way. Subject knowledge and skills are delivered through a central theme that forms the title of a project. Students will learn the following over 2 years:

TERM

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

1

N/A

N/A

2

Conquest: 1066

Who was Jack the Ripper

3

The Tudors

N/A

4

The English Civil War

World War 1

5

N/A

World War 2

N.B. Some projects are slightly longer / shorter than the actual terms

Lessons are carefully planned to ensure students cover all they need to within each topic. For instance, to answer the question Who was Jack the Ripper?’ students have to first cover subject knowledge about the different suspects and his victims before entering into a project.

There are seven questions that will be studied over the two years, and the iPad will be integral to learning. Extended learning tasks run alongside the teaching in class. This is available to support the students learning outside of the classroom when at home. The extended learning tasks also signposts websites to help with revision.

 

GCSE Curriculum

Students in years 9 to 11 follow the Edexcel History Course. The topic of study include:

Paper 1: Medicine through Time or Crime and Punishment

Paper 2: Anglo Saxon and Norman England AND the American West

Paper 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany

TERM

YEAR 9

Year 10

Year 11

1

The First World War

Term Focus – Key historical skills; Why did WW1 start? And Haig: hero or butcher?

N.B. This will not be assessed in the GCSE exam

A: Medicine Through Time or B: Crime and Punishment

Term Focus – Option A: Causes of Disease, Methods and Treatment between 1500 and 1800AD

Term Focus – Option B: Crime, Punishment and methods of Law Enforcement between 1500 and 1800AD

Skills Assessed: A01 and A02

Weimar and Nazi Germany

Term Focus: The Weimar Republic and Hitler’s rise to power

Skills Assessed: A01, A02, A03 and A04

2

The Holocaust

Term Focus – Anne Frank, changing persecution, individual experiences of the Holocaust; recent genocide

N.B. This will not be assessed in the GCSE exam

A: Medicine Through Time or B: Crime and Punishment

Term Focus – Option A: Causes of Disease, Methods and Treatment between 1800 and 2000AD

Term Focus – Option B: Crime, Punishment and methods of Law Enforcement between 1800 and 2000AD

Skills Assessed: A01 and A02

Weimar and Nazi Germany

Term Focus: Nazi control and dictatorship

Skills Assessed: A01, A02, A03 and A04

3

Anglo Saxon and Norman England

Term Focus: Anglo Saxon society and the Norman invasion

Skills Assessed: A01 and A02

A: Surgery on the Western Front or B: Policing in Whitechapel

Term Focus – Option A: Conditions in the Trenches, disease and changing treatment in the trenches treatment

Term Focus – Option B: Conditions in Whitechapel, Problems faced by the Police and methods used in trying to catch Jack the Ripper

Skills Assessed: A01 and A03

Weimar and Nazi Germany

Term Focus: Life in Nazi Germany

Skills Assessed: A01, A02, A03 and A04

4

Anglo Saxon and Norman England

Term Focus: Resistance to Norman Rule

Skills Assessed: A01 and A02

The American West

Term Focus: Native American society and the early settlers

Skills Assessed: A01 and A02

Revision

Term Focus – Option A: Medicine Through Time AND Surgery on the Western Front

Term Focus – Option B: Crime and Punishment AND Policing Whitechapel

 

5

Anglo Saxon and Norman England

Term Focus: Norman Society and methods of control

Skills Assessed: A01 and A02

The American West

Term Focus: Homesteaders and the cattle trade

Skills Assessed: A01 and A02

Revision

Term Focus: Anglo Saxon and Norman England AND The American West

 

6

A: Medicine Through Time or B: Crime and Punishment

Term Focus – Option A: Causes of Disease, Methods and Treatment between 1000 and 1500AD

Term Focus – Option B: Crime, Punishment and methods of Law Enforcement between 1000 and 1500AD

Skills Assessed: A01 and A02

The American West

Term Focus: Conflict and the destruction of Native American Culture

Skills Assessed: A01 and A02

 

N.B. Some topics of study are longer/shorter than a term

Lessons are carefully planned to ensure students cover the content required by the exam board and are given sufficient practice at exam questions. Students will sit a full mock exam at the end of each unit of study.

HOMEWORK POLICY

Homework throughout the course is to revise the key knowledge for the current unit of study. Students will be issued with a booklet of essential revision questions at the beginning of each topic and each week they will be set a particular section of the course to revise. Students are expected to spend 30 - 45 minutes a week creating revision diagrams, flash cards or using quizlet to practice the questions. Once a week students will be tested using the questions in the homework booklet.

Students will be given an individual target to achieve in these tests. Students who do not meet their target in one of two attempts at each quiz will be required to attend a revision focused detention at lunchtime.

 

GCE Curriculum

Students in years 12 to 13 follow the Edexcel History Course. The topics of study include:

Paper 1: Britain Transformed 1918 - 97

Paper 2: The USA: Boom, Bust and Recovery 1920 - 1955

Paper 3: Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485 - 1603

Paper 4: Independent Coursework (Crime and Punishment in 19th century)

TERM

YEAR 12

Year 13

1

Paper 1: The changing political and economic environment

Paper 2: The Roaring Twenties and the Wall Street Crash

Paper 4: Independent Coursework (Introduction, Research and 1st Draft)

 

 

2

Paper 1: Creating a Welfare State

Paper 2: The Great Depression and the New Deals

Paper 4: Independent Coursework (Final Draft)

Paper 3: Introduction to the Tudors; Tudor government and society

Paper 1&2: Revision

3

Paper 1: Society in Transition

Paper 2: The impact of WW2 on US Society

Paper 3: Henry VII and the challenge to succession; The Pilgrimage of Grace

Paper 1&2: Revision

4

Paper 1: Changing quality of life

Paper 2: The Reconstruction of US Society

Paper 3: Kett’s Rebellion; The Revolt of the Northern Earls

Paper 1&2: Revision

5

Paper 1: The impact of  Thatcher governments

Paper 2: Revision

Paper 3: Tyrone’s rebellion; Revision

Paper 1&2: Revision

6

Paper 1: Revision/Mock Exam/ introduction to the Coursework

Paper 2: Revision/Mock Exam/ Introduction to the Coursework

 

N.B. Some topics of study are longer/shorter than a term

Lessons are carefully planned to ensure students cover the content required by the exam board and are given sufficient practice at exam questions. Students will sit a full mock exam at the end of each unit of study.

A-level students should expect to receive 2-3 homework a week