History

Staff

Mrs. Luscombe – Teacher of History
Mr. Cronin- Hunter – Teacher of History

“TO REMAIN IGNORANT OF HISTORY IS TO REMAIN A CHILD FOREVER”

CICERO: ROMAN REPUBLIC POLITICIAN 106BC-43 BC

Key Stage 3

Whilst studying Key Stage 3 History students have two lessons a week in year 7 and 8. The exciting new course covers three themes in both years: Exploration, Empire and Endless Suffering, Parliament, Protest and the People and Death, Disease and Dragons Den in year7 – Followed by Bullets, Bombs and the Blitz, Space, Spies and Super – Powers and Revolution, Reform and Rock n Roll in year 8.

In year 7 the themes cover the Tudors, the English Civil War, the Stuarts, the British Empire, Slavery, the Industrial Revolution and much more. In year 8 the themes move into the 20th century covering World War I, World War II, the Cold War and the development of British society including the 1960s. A key element to the history lessons in Year 7 and 8 is developing key historical skills in order to prepare students for GCSE history. Students also have the opportunity to go on various school trips during the key stage.

Key Stage 4

GCSE HISTORY EDEXCEL 9-1

This is a three year course, with three final examination papers and no coursework. It will build on many of the skills explored at KS3, with an emphasis on knowledge and skills.



KS4

(Years 9/10/11)

Overview

 

 

Course Organisation:

GCSE Grades 9-1

PAPER 1 – THEMATIC STUDY AND HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT

What is assessed?

Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and

The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.

 

How it is assessed?

Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes

30%* of the qualification 

52 marks (16 for the historic environment, 36 for the thematic study)

 

PAPER 2 – PERIOD STUDY & BRITISH DEPTH STUDY

What is assessed?

The American West, c1835–c1895

Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88.

 

How it is assessed?

Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes

40%* of the qualification

64 marks (32 for the period study and 32 for the British depth study)

 

PAPER 3 – MODERN DEPTH STUDY

What is assessed?

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

How it is assessed?

Written examination: 1 hour and 20 minutes

30%* of the qualification 52 marks

 

Key Stage 5

A Level History – AQA History

Breadth paper The Tudors: 1485-1603.
A Depth Study
The Cold War 1945-1991

The new stipulations are that students will study one paper on a British topic and another on international relations. The choice of topics has been made to give students an opportunity to investigate something new and to build on a topic they have studied at GCSE.

Two Years (A2)
At A2, students are given the opportunity to conduct a personal investigation into a topic of their choice. Investigating the significance of events or individuals over a 100 year period. Students will write a piece of coursework between 3000-3500 words

Assessment:

40% coursework
80% exam