History

Year 7

Autumn Term

Invasions by Romans, Vikings and Normans – Students will work on basic source analysis, extracting info from range of sources, extended writing.

Spring Term

Norman control – Students will work on development of source analysis, initial evaluation of sources.

Summer Term

Study from Henry II to Black Death and its impact – Students will continue to develop skills and start to make judgements on interpretations.

Year 8

Autumn Term

From Wars of the Roses to Henry VIII children and their rule – Students will work on source analysis and evaluation skills.

Spring Term

Stuarts including Gunpowder Plot and Civil War – Students will work on further development of skills with greater focus on GCSE style questions.

Summer Term

Restoration to Victorian Britain – Students will work on source evaluation and interpretation skills.

Year 9

Autumn Term

Students will explain the causes and course of First World War – GCSE style questions will be introduced to develop the skills required to answer KS4 style questions.

Spring Term

Students will explore the Holocaust – This will develop students understanding of this area and will also support work which is being done in Art and EPRE.

Summer Term

Students will explain the Second World War and aftermath.

Year 10

AQA GCSE History
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145

Autumn Term

USA 1920 -1973 –  includes key topics such as Prohibition, the Ku Klux Klan, McCarthyism, Civil Rights. The knowledge and skills developed in this area will be tested in terminal GCSE assessments.

Spring Term

Conflict and Tension – causes and course of the First World War, includes development of Alliance System, assassination of Franz Ferdinand; trench warfare, development of new technology in war. Students will develop their understanding of this area further and will refine their historical skills and knowledge.

Summer Term

Overview of USA 1920 -1973 and Conflict and Tension – This area of study supports students’ understanding of the changes to a society and economy over a defined modern era.

Year 11

AQA GCSE History
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145

Autumn Term

Students will study Normans 1066-1100 – includes, Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings, William the Conqueror’s control of England, impact of Norman rule.

Spring Term

Health and the People – Focus on medicine, surgery and public health over the last one thousand years.  Impact of religion, war and technology on change and development. This area of study encourages students to look over a broader period of history and track the development  of one area of human experience across time and place.

Summer Term

Within this term revision of knowledge and skills is the focus before students sit terminal exams.

AQA AS And A Level History

Do you like to argue? Do you have a mind of your own? Are you the kind of person who asks lots of questions and does not believe anything you are told? If the answer is NO, then turn the page and don’t waste any more of your time! However if the answer is YES then A Level History will be perfect for you!

What do comedian Al Murray, TV presenter Jonathan Ross, Ali G creator Sasha Baron Cohen, documentary maker Louis Theroux and founder of Facebook Chris Hughes have in common? Do you know? Would you like to enjoy the kind of success they have? Yes?

Then take History at AS level as a step towards it. You will study the time period in German History from 1919, after defeat in World War One, up to 1963, after the building of the Berlin Wall. The study will include Weimar Republic; the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis; Germany in the Second World War and the Holocaust; the creation of two Germanys after defeat in war; the ‘Cold War’ and the building of the Berlin Wall. This study will complement work done at GCSE level and makes the transition to A Level slightly easier.

In Year 8 you learned that Anne Boleyn was executed because she might have had 6 fingers and might have had an affair with her own brother. Interested in finding out exactly how important she is in History? Take History at AS level and you will study the period from 1485 when Henry VII became the last English king to win the throne on the battlefield; the reign of Henry VIII which includes his marriages, religious changes and wars with France; the reigns of Edward VI and Mary, including the rebellions and protests against Tudor rule.

Assessment is in the form of written examinations. For AS Level at the end of Year 12 you complete an exam of 1 hour 30 minutes in each of the two topics outlined above. If you decide to continue to study History into Year 13 at A Level, and we hope you will, then you complete two exams plus one further exam on Civil Rights in the USA and one piece of coursework of your choice.

Interested in a career in Media, Journalism, the Police, Law, and Teaching? Maybe you don’t know what you want to do. The study of History at this level will help you to think for yourself and work independently – important skills that will allow you to do anything you want to, when you do decide.

Qualification equivalence: AS/A2
Course contact: Mr Givens
Assessment: Coursework and exams
Additional entry requirements: C in GCSE History and English
Suggested combinations: English, Geography
Link: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/as-and-a-level/history-7041-7042