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History

The History department aims to enthuse and engage all students in finding out about the past and how we used to live; some things have changed but some things have stayed the same and it is the aim of the department to linking these to develop an understanding of who we are and where we came from.

In classes students use historical evidence to draw informed and balanced conclusions about what people in the past did and how they might have acted differently. In this way students are encouraged to think about the outcomes and consequences of past events and how those might have been different.

Students are, by turns, encouraged to be independent and reflective learners as well as reliable collaborative, team workers.

 

The study of History not only teaches about the past, but also promotes the development of such key skills as oral and written communication, literacy and higher order thinking.

 

Throughout Key Stage Three and Four there are assessments at the end of each topic using GCSE examination questions to prepare students fully for their GCSE Examination

Key Stage 3

 

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

 

 

 

What is History?

The Norman conquest.

 

 

 

Interpretations of Medieval monarchs.

Comparisons between the Black Death and the Great Plague.

How did the Tudors shape religion?

 

Queen Elizabeth I

The Gunpowder plot

Crime and punishment through time.

Victorian towns and factories.

 

Year 8

 

 

 

 

The British Empire.

The African slave trade

World War One

How did women gain the right to vote?

World War Two

 

The struggle of African Americans to gain civil rights in the USA.

The Holocaust

 

Key Stage Four

 

 

 

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 9

Medicine through time:

Medieval medicine.

Renaissance medicine.

Medicine through time:

Renaissance medicine.

Medicine through time:

Medicine in the 18 & 19th centuries.

 

 

 

Medicine through time:

Medicine in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Medicine in the 20th century.

Medicine through time:

 Medicine in the 20th century

Historic environment:

 Medicine in WWI

Medicine through time:

Historic environment: Medicine in WWI.

Year 10

The American West 1835-95:

The early settlement of the West 1835-62.

The American West 1835-95:

Development of the Plains 1862-76.

The American West 1835-95:

Conflicts and conquest 1876-1895.

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39:

The Weimar Republic 1918-29.

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39:

Hitler’s rise to power 1919-33.

Nazi control and dictatorship 1933-39.

 

 

 

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39:

Nazi control and dictatorship 1933-39.

Life in Nazi Germany 1933-39.

 

Year 11

 

 

 

Early Elizabethan England 1558-88:

Queen, government and religion, 1558-69.

Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad 1569-88

 

 

 

Early Elizabethan England 1558-88:

Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad 1569-88.

Elizabethan society and the Age of Exploration.

Revision: Medicine through time.

Revision:

American West.

Revision:

Weimar and Nazi Germany.

Examination