Subject History
Members of staff Kay Gray – Curriculum Leader, Ross Marley – Subject Teacher, Alex Blythe – Subject Teacher, Alex Clifford – Subject Teacher.

Subject overview

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 judgement 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 Chronology

Invaders: Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings

Normans

British Empire; Industrialisation and Slavery
Autumn term 2 Normans World War One
Spring term 1 Medieval Religion Russian Revolution
Spring term 2 Medieval Religion Rise of Hitler
Summer term 1 Stuarts World War Two
Summer term 2 Stuarts The Home Front
Key Stage 4  Students follow Edexcel GCSE Programme of Study.
Content Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
Autumn term 1 Medicine Through Time Super-Power Relations & The Cold War 1941-1991 Medicine Through Time; The Western Front of World War One
Autumn term 2 Medicine Through Time Super-Power Relations & The Cold War 1941-1991 Tudors; Henry & his Ministers 1509-1547
Spring term 1 Medicine Through Time USA; Conflict at Home & Abroad; Vietnam Tudors; Henry & his Ministers 1509-1547
Spring term 2 Medicine Through Time USA; Conflict at Home & Abroad; Vietnam Tudors; Henry & his Ministers 1509-1547
Summer term 1 Super-Power Relations & The Cold War 1941-1991 USA; Conflict at Home & Abroad; Civil Rights Revision and preparation for final exams
Summer term 2 Super-Power Relations & The Cold War 1941-1991 USA; Conflict at Home & Abroad; Civil Rights
Revision links for GCSE course

GCSE Pod – all students have access

Revision guides provided in class and on google classrooms.

Vietnam

https://quizlet.com/gb/414508750/vietnam-1954-1972-edexcel-flash-cards/

Civil Rights

https://quizlet.com/gb/414821861/civil-rights-usa-1954-1975-flash-cards/?new

Medicine Through Time – Prevention

https://quizlet.com/gb/405909540/prevention-of-disease-full-flash-cards/?i=184b8p&x=1jqY

Medicine Through Time – Treatment and Care

https://quizlet.com/gb/388208221/care-and-treatment-of-disease-full-flash-cards/?i=184b8p&x=1jqY

Medicine Through Time – Causes

https://quizlet.com/gb/397762439/causes-of-disease-full-flash-cards/?i=184b8p&x=1jqY

Western Front MTT

https://quizlet.com/gb/415160900/historical-environment-world-war-one-1914-18-medicine-surgery-flash-cards/?new

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.

Extra-Curricular Activities
Key Stage 5  Students follow AQA AS and AL History. There are several options of study but as a guide students study the following.

 

Content Year 12 Year 13
Autumn term 1 Unit 1C Tudor England Henry VII

Unit 2O Weimar Germany

Unit 1C Tudor England Edward VI

Unit 2O Nazi Germany

Non-Examined Assessment; Spain in th 20century

Autumn term 2 Unit 1C Tudor England Henry VII

Unit 2O Weimar Germany

Unit 1C Tudor England Mary I

Unit 2O Nazi Germany

Non-Examined Assessment; Spain in 20th century

Spring term 1 Unit 1C Tudor England Henry VIII

Unit 2O Weimar Germany

Unit 1C Tudor England Elizabeth I

Unit 2O Nazi Germany

Spring term 2 Unit 1C Tudor England Henry VIII

Unit 2O Weimar Germany

Course completion and Exam preparation
Summer term 1 AS Exams AL exams
Summer term 2 Begin Non-Examined Assessment; Spain in 20th century