History

Historical knowledge provides an essential backdrop to understanding in many other subjects and is also the basis of making sense of the world in which we live. History ensures an understanding of diversity, heritage and culture to promote tolerance and respect.

Moreover, History allows students to develop into a well rounded person with the skills, knowledge and understanding to become active, thoughtful participants in society and not bystanders. Students will develop a variety of transferable skills including the ability to carry out independent research, critically evaluate sources and think through contemporary issues before coming to a reasoned conclusion.

 

Year 7

All students study History for 3 lessons per fortnight.  Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 How did William conquer in 1066?
Quarter 2 What was life like in Medieval England?
Quarter 3 How did the Tudors impact on English History?
Quarter 4 What were the causes and consequences of the transatlantic slave trade?

Year 8

All students study History for 3 lessons per fortnight.  Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 How did medicine change over time?
Quarter 2 Warfare in the 20th Century – Part One
Quarter 3 Warfare in the 20th Century – Part Two
Quarter 4 Protest – Apartheid, British Women’s fight for the Vote and Civil Rights in America

Year 9

Students follow the Edexcel GCSE History 9-1 course.  It is examined by Edexcel.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Crime, Punishment and Law enforcement, c1000 – present day
Quarter 2 Crime, Punishment and Law enforcement, c1000 – present day
Quarter 3 A study of the Historical Environment – Whitechapel c1870 – 1900
Quarter 4 Anglo Saxon and Norman England, c1060 – 1088

Year 10

Students follow the Edexcel GCSE History 9-1 course.  It is examined by Edexcel.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Anglo Saxon and Norman England, c1060 – 1088
Quarter 2 American West, c1835 – 1895
Quarter 3 American West, c1835 – 1895
Quarter 4 Weimar Germany and Hitler’s Rise to Power

Year 11

Students follow the Edexcel GCSE History 9-1 course.  It is examined by Edexcel.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Life in Nazi Germany
Quarter 2 Revision
Quarter 3 Revision
Quarter 4 Students will take exam and leave

Year 12

Students follow the A-Level History course comprising of the units: 1C – The Tudors: England 1485 – 1603 and 2O – Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918 – 1945.  It is examined by AQA.  Students have 8 lessons per fortnight which is divided into 4 lessons per unit. They will receive one piece of homework per lesson.
Quarter 1 1C – Henry VII, 1485 – 1509; 2O – The Establishment and the Early Years of Weimar, 1918 – 1924
Quarter 2 1C – Henry VII, 1485 – 1509 and Henry VIII, 1509 – 1547; 2O – The ‘Golden Age’ of the Weimar Republic, 1924 – 1928
Quarter 3 1C – Henry VIII, 1509 – 1547; 2O – The Collapse of Democracy, 1928 – 1933
Quarter 4 Non exam assessed unit – coursework on Civil Rights in America

Year 13

Students follow the A-Level History course comprising of the units: 1C – The Tudors: England 1485 – 1603 and 2O – Democracy and Nazism: Germany 1918 – 1945.  It is examined by AQA.  Students have 8 lessons per fortnight which is divided into 4 lessons per unit. They will receive one piece of homework per lesson.
Quarter 1 Non exam assessed unit – coursework on Civil Rights in America; 1C – Edward VI, 1547 – 1553, Mary I, 1553 – 1558; 2O – The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933 – 39
Quarter 2 1C – Elizabeth I – 1558 – 1603; 2O – The Racial State and the impact of War, 1933 – 45
Quarter 3 Revision for examinations
Quarter 4