Teaching & Learning

History

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, so that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope.

Romans 15:4

curriculum intent

Our vision in History is to encourage interest in, and enjoyment of, learning about the past. Our aim is to help students understand how, why and when things have changed over time developing their understanding of our world and country today. We actively encourage students to think for themselves, using research and evidence gathering so as to develop their own interpretation of the past thereby reaching supported judgements. Through History, students develop empathy and an understanding of personal motivation, in addition to the ability to communicate their thoughts and ideas clearly both verbally and in writing. Our goal is for students to acquire knowledge and skills in History which will serve them well in other subjects, with their educational and career aspirations and allow them to become active and engaged British citizens who understand their democratic past. 

curriculum overview

 

Year 7

 

Year 8

 

Year 9

 

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

HT1

Introduction History of Britain up to 1066

Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901 

(Change &continuity

Significance)

Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day:

World War 1

(Causation)

Period study: The American West, c1835–c1895

Thematic study: Medicine  &

Surgery on the

Western Front

 

 

 

 

Paper 2: Depth study

2H.2: The USA, 1955-1992: conformity and challenge  A01 & A02

 

 

Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth 34.2: Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939. A01 & A02                                     

HT2

The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509

Norman Conquest of England

(Causation)

Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901

(Change &continuity

Significance)

World War 1

(Evidence)

Period study: The American West, c1835–c1895

 

 

Modern Depth Study: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

Germany

 

Paper 2: Depth study

2H.2: The USA, 1955-1992: conformity and challenge  A01 & A02

 

 

Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth 34.2: Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939. A01 & A02                                       

HT3

Medieval Life

(Consequence/

Significance)

Britain and the Transatlantic slave trade

(Evidence & interpretations)

The interwar years:

The Russian Revolution & The rise of Hitler & Nazi Germany  

(Interpretation)

British Depth Study: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England , c1060-88

 

Modern Depth Study: Weimar and Nazi Germany,

1918–39

Germany

 

Paper 1: Breadth study with interpretations

1H: Britain transformed, 1918–97: breadth study.  A01

 

Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth 34.2: Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939. A01 & A02

HT4

Medieval medicine.

(Change & continuity similarity and difference)

 

The long term Impact of transatlantic slave trade: Civil Rights

(Evidence & interpretations)

The causes & nature of World War 2; 

The Holocaust

(Causation

Consequence &

Significance)

British Depth Study: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England , c1060-88 (12 weeks)

 

Modern Depth Study: Weimar and Nazi Germany,

1918–39

Germany

 

Paper 1: Breadth study with interpretations

1H: Britain transformed, 1918–97: breadth study.

A01

Study in depth: the impact of Thatcher’s governments 1979 to 1997 A03

HT5

Medieval Power Becket & King John.

(Interpretation)

 

Monarchy, power and state.

(Thematic/change over time)

 

 

 

The Cold War

(Interpretations)

Thematic study: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present  (12 weeks)

 

 

Revision

 

Unit 4 coursework: based on a 4000 word essay on a historical controversy: The causes of the Great Depression.    A01 & A03      

Revision

 

HT6

The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745

(Thematic/change over time)

 

Local history study

(Change & continuity)

 

The Cold War

(Change & continuity)

Thematic study: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present  (12 weeks)

 

 

Study in depth: the impact of Thatcher’s governments 1979 to 1997 A03

 

subject specific information

Exam Specifications:

A level (Pearson Edexcel)

Route H: Democracies in change: Britain and the USA in the twentieth century Paper 1, Option 1H: Britain transformed, 1918–97 72

Paper 2,  Option 2H.2: The USA, 1955–92: conformity and challenge

Paper 3, Option 34.2: Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939

 

GCSE  (Pearson Edexcel)

Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment: Option 11: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study Option B1: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88; Option P3: The American West, c1835–c1895

Paper 3: Modern depth study: Option 31: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

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