History

Contact: Mrs S Havord

All students study History at Key Stage Three. History is an option subject at Key Stage Four. Throughout Key Stage Three students study a broad range of pre and post 20th Century topics. The focus is on how Britain has changed since the Roman era, however there is also opportunity for students to explore how Europe has developed since the start of the 20th Century. Learning is varied and exciting in the History classroom. Students are encouraged to develop their enquiry skills, using a range of sources to increase their understanding of past societies. 

 

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

Students are taught in mixed ability groups in year seven and eight, in year nine they are taught in new mixed ability groups. In year seven students study how history is taught, Romans, Norman Conquest, Medieval Monarchs, Medieval life, crime and punishment and Native People of North America.

In year eight students study the Tudors and the Stuarts, Industrial Britain, the British Empire, the Slave Trade, universal suffrage and the First World War.

In year nine students study Europe 1919-1939 and World War Two, The Holocaust, American civil rights, Cold War and American West.

Students complete at least two key assessments per term and their levels of achievement help inform their teacher assessed levels on their reports.

 

Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

Students are taught in mixed ability groups where history is currently one of the most popular option subjects at GCSE level. We follow the Edexcel Specification Schools History Project at the present time.

During Year Ten we focus on the Development Study: Medicine through Time and the Depth Study: Life in Germany, 1919-1945.

During Year Eleven students study: Elizabethan England and American West.

All four courses make up the History GCSE

 

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