History

History is studied by all students at KS3 for part of each year. It can be studied at GCSE and A level. History helps pupils to; - Gain understanding of today’s events through the study of the past. ? - Understand how individuals, governments, nations and ideas have fought and co-operated to improve the human condition. - Make decisions after weighing up all the evidence. ? - Contribute in a relevant way to discussions. Understand other people’s points of view. - Express themselves clearly. ? - Develop key literacy, critical thinking and analysis skills. - History also counts towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc)
Programme of Study
Year 7
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Introduction to History, Castles, Migration, Romans, Normans, Vikings, Huguenots, Post WW2 migration Conflict, Wars of the Roses, Henry VIII and the Reformation, Elizabeth I, English Civil War, Glorious Revolution Industrial Revolution, French Revolution
Year 8
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
Women at the start of the Twentieth Century, World War One and Football remembers. Rise of Hitler and Outbreak of WW2, Events of World War Two Facing History (Holocaust and Human Behaviour)
Year 9 - Qualification: HISTORY GCSE (Syllabus:AQA)
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
The Middle East 1945-73, Northern Ireland 1969-98 Section B: Wider world depth studies, Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945–1972, Part one: The origins of the Cold War Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945–1972, Part two: The development of the Cold War
Year 10 - Qualification: HISTORY GCSE (Syllabus:AQA)
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
20th Century Depth Studies, The USA in Vietnam 1954-75 20th Century Depth Studies, The Roaring 20s Unit 3; Controlled Assessment, The British People at War 1914-18, 1939-45.
Year 11 - Qualification: HISTORY GCSE (Syllabus:AQA)
Topic 1 Topic 2 Topic 3
20th Century Depth Studies, Hitler’s Germany 1929-45 Revision Revision
KS3
At Key Stage Three pupils receive two History lessons a week, alongside two lessons of Geography and one lesson of Citizenship/EBC. The course begins in Year Seven with a study of Britain from 1066 to 1750 designed specifically to develop the key historical and literacy skills necessary for continued success in Secondary History. The course then takes in key British, European and World events through to the end of World War Two.
KS4
At Key Stage Four pupils receive three History lessons a week in Year Nine and four History lessons a week in Year Ten and Year Eleven, providing pupils with enough time to fully develop their content knowledge and historical skills to ensure success at GCSE level. Course content We follow the AQA Modern History syllabus which includes the following topics: Unit 1 – International Relations: Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century.? Unit 2 - Twentieth Century Depth Studies. Unit 3 – Historical Enquiry - the topics in this unit which include: The British People in War, Britain at War, Britain and the Aftermath of War and the Changing Role and Status of Women since 1900.