|Members of staff||Kay Gray – Curriculum Leader, Ross Marley – Teacher, Alex Blythe – teacher, Alex Clifford – Teacher, Paul Johnson – Assistant Headteacher/Teacher|
History is both challenging and enjoyable and students have a range of learning experiences from KS3-4. History offers young people the opportunity to explore the features of society, how they came to be, why we live the way we do and what impact individuals and groups can have on society as a whole. As a subject, history builds essential study skills such as literacy, analysis, evaluation and judgment as well as softer skills such as empathy. Students are supported to achieve the very best they can and are expected to be resilient and to deal with challenges with effort.
|Key Stage 3|
|Content||Year 7||Year 8|
|Autumn term 1||Introduction to History
|Abolition of Slavery|
|Autumn term 2||The Norman Conquest||Industrial Revolution|
|Spring term 1||Medieval Religion and the Power of the Church versus the Monarchy||World War One; The Western Front, Causes of War and Conditions in the Trenches|
|Spring term 2||Black Death Depth Study||Twentieth Century Conflict; World War Two and the Cold War|
|Summer term 1||Henry VIII and the Reformation||Holocaust|
|Summer term 2||Local History Project||Option Topics;
The Middle East
Enquiry; What’s the best way to bring about change?
|Key Stage 4 Students follow Edexcel GCSE Programme of Study and there may be some changes of order of teaching depending on the year group. As a guide, students will study the following.|
|Content||Year 9||Year 10||Year 11|
|Autumn term 1||American West||USA; Conflict at Home & Abroad; Vietnam||Medicine Through Time; The Western Front of World War One|
|Autumn term 2||American West||USA; Conflict at Home & Abroad; Vietnam||Tudors; Henry & his Ministers 1509-1547|
|Spring term 1||American West||Medicine Through Time||Tudors; Henry & his Ministers 1509-1547|
|Spring term 2||USA; Conflict at Home & Abroad; Civil Rights||Medicine Through Time||Tudors; Henry & his Ministers 1509-1547|
|Summer term 1||USA; Conflict at Home & Abroad; Civil Rights||Medicine Through Time||Revision and preparation for final exams|
|Summer term 2||USA; Conflict at Home & Abroad; Civil Rights||Medicine Through Time|
|Revision links for GCSE course
We also provide revision guides for each unit as revision websites and online resources do not always match the new style GCSEs.
|How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?
Independent study and ongoing revision is an essential part of study across KS3 and KS4. If those good study habits are built early, then students find it much easier to cope with the demands of GCSE. Parents can support their child by ensuring that Independent Study work is completed, that all additional reading or revision required for lessons is done. Revision games, flashcards, quizzes, tests and apps are available and parents can use those to help support ongoing work at home.