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History

History

History takes students on a journey into the past analysing how events of the past have shaped the present and continue to impact on our future world.

This subject should be particularly appealing to students who enjoy writing about their ideas, constructing logical arguments and evaluating material. The ability to recognise and evaluate bias is a very useful skill and one that is uniquely developed in the History classroom.

History is part of the Humanities Faculty. The History Faculty is made up of two members of staff:
Mr M Plant 
Mr T Shaun

Key Stage 3

At Key stage 3 we do the preparatory work for GCSE; the aim is to develop the skills necessary for success at GCSE. We study British History from Medieval Britain to the end of the Second World War.

At Key stage 3 pupils are assessed through work completed in class and homework. Assessments are varied and can be through analysis, research of extended writing.

The programme of study for each year is as follows:

 

Term 1 (Winter)

Term 2 (Spring)     

Term 3 (Summer)

Year 7     

  • Medieval Realms                                   
  • The Tudors

Year 8

  • English Civil War
  • Industrial Revolution
  • British Empire
  • WW1
  • The Holocaust

Year 9

  • The Cold War
  • GCSE

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4 students follow the AQA GCSE History specification. This is an interesting and informative study of some of the aspects of History that have shaped our modern world and shaped our nation.

The programme of study for each year is as follows: 

 

Term 1 (Winter)

Term 2 (Spring)

Term 3 (Summer)

Year 10

  • Britain: Health and the People, c.1000 - present
  • Conflict and Tension: 1918 - 45
  • Germany, 1890 - 1945.

Year 11

  • Elizabethan England, c. 1568 - 1603
  • Revision
  • Examination