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.  During each fortnight they will be set 2 homeworks.  Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 The Development of the State, 1066 – 1509
Quarter 2 The Development of the Church, 1066 – 1745
Quarter 3 The Experience of the People, 1066 – 1745
Quarter 4 Trade and Industry Through Time

Year 8

All students study History for 3 lessons per fortnight.  During each fortnight they will be set 2 homeworks.  Progress is formally examined at the end of each nine week Teaching and Learning Quarter.
Quarter 1 The Industrial Revolution
Quarter 2 Warfare in the 20th Century – Part One
Quarter 3 Warfare in the 20th Century – Part Two
Quarter 4 Human Rights – Apartheid and Civil Rights in America

Year 9

Students follow the GCSE SHP History course.  It is examined by OCR.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week. This is subject to change once the new GCSE specifications have been accredited during the 2015/16 academic year.
Quarter 1 Weimar Germany and Hitler’s Rise to Power
Quarter 2 Life in Nazi Germany
Quarter 3 To be decided once the specifications have been accredited
Quarter 4 To be decided once the specifications have been accredited

Year 10

Students follow the GCSE SHP course.  It is examined by OCR.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Weimar Germany and Hitler’s Rise to Power
Quarter 2 Life in Nazi Germany
Quarter 3 Modern World Controlled Assessment (Arab – Israeli Conflict)
Quarter 4 Crime and Punishment Through Time – Roman to Early Modern

Year 11

Students follow the GCSE SHP course.  It is examined by OCR.  Students have 5 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per week.
Quarter 1 Weimar Germany and Hitler’s Rise to Power
Quarter 2 Life in Nazi Germany
Quarter 3 Protest and Reaction in Britain/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 – 15092O – The Establishment and the Early Years of Weimar, 1918 – 1924
Quarter 2 1C – Henry VII, 1485 – 1509 and Henry VIII, 1509 – 15472O – The ‘Golden Age’ of the Weimar Republic, 1924 – 1928
Quarter 3 1C – Henry VIII, 1509 – 15472O – The Collapse of Democracy, 1928 – 1933
Quarter 4 Historical Enquiry – Individual Choice

Year 13

Students follow the A-Level History course.  It is examined by AQA.  Students have 8 lessons per fortnight and they will receive one piece of homework per lesson. The allocation of lessons is split in a ratio of 5:3 between Unit 3N – Aspects of International Relations, 1945 – 2004  and Unit 4X – An Historical Enquiry on Civil Rights in America.
Quarter 1 3N – From Cold War to Détente, 1962 – 19814X – Teacher led module on Civil Rights in America
Quarter 2 3N – The Final Years of the Cole War, 1981 – 19914X – Students devise, research and plan their Historical Enquiry
Quarter 3 3N – Post – Cold War Relations, 1991 – 20044X – Students write their Historical Enquiry
Quarter 4 Students will take exam and leave