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History

SUBJECT:

History

2022

 

 

 

Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Principles.

 

 

Curriculum Aims:

A high-quality History education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.  It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.  Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.  History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

 

YEAR GROUP

SCHEME or QUALIFICATIONS

AUTUMN

TOPICS

SPRING

TOPICS

SUMMER

TOPICS

ASSESSMENT

 

7

 

What is History?

History skills

 

 

Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?

Norman Conquest

What was life like in medieval England?

Politics, religion, kingship, everyday life and major events.

How did the English civil war change England?

Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, the English civil war, Cromwell and Restoration England, with changes to religion and society.

Tollund Man Baseline.

Norman Conquest written essay (causation skills).

Medieval life essay (evaluation skills).

GCSE style source analysis end of year assessment.

8

 

What can historical mysteries teach us about the past?

Historical conspiracies including JFK, titanic and moon landings.

 

Was the British Empire a force for good or bad?

Development and study of the British Empire, including the role and impact of Slavery.

Did social deprivation aid Jack the Ripper?

Investigation of the Jack the Ripper murders, Victorian Britain living and working conditions, Chartist movement, Cholera and the Great Stink.

GCSE style Historical mysteries assessment.

British Empire written essay (judgement skills).

GCSE style source analysis end of year assessment.

9

 

Was the First World War the beginning of the modern world?

Study of the First World War including causes, events, battles and conclusion.

 

Where was the best place to live during the interwar period?

Study of a variety of countries during the interwar period including Britain, France, America, Russia, Italy and Germany.

What was the Holocaust?

Short topic study of the Holocaust and persecution of Jewish people in Germany prior to and during the Second World War.

 

Germany: Democracy and Dictatorship, 1890-1945. GCSE topic.

Introduction of Germany topic covering AQA scheme of work.

First World War written essay (significance skills).

Interwar written essay (evaluation skills).

10

GCSE

AQA

History

 

Germany 1890-1945: Democracy & Dictatorship

Content topic focusing specifically on Germany during a turbulent half century of change. This was a period of both the development and collapse of democracy, and the rise and fall of the Nazi dictatorship. The political, economic, social and cultural developments will be studied alongside the impact of key individuals and groups, who shaped change and the ideas and beliefs that influenced them.

Conflict and Tension between East and West: 1945-1972

Content topic focusing specifically on the causes and events of the Cold War. How and why conflict occurred and why it proved difficult to resolve the tensions that arose. The role of key individuals and groups in shaping change and how they were affected by and influenced international relations.

Britain: Power and the people

Content topic focusing on the key developments in the history of Britain. The importance of factors such as war, religion, government and the role of the individual and how these impact upon society.

GCSE assessment past papers.

November, March, July.

 

 

11

GCSE

AQA

History

Restoration England 1660-1685

Content topic focusing specifically on one area of British History, the Restoration of the monarchy. Economic, social, religious, political and cultural aspects will be studied, and an investigation of a specific historical site, its context and the relationship between a place and historical events.

 

Content topic and Exam skill revision

 

Content topic and Exam skill revision

 

 

GCSE assessment past papers.

October, December, March.

 

12

A-level

AQA History

Component 1:

The Quest for Political Stability: Germany 1871-1991.

A breadth study of Germany, from unification, Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany to reunification.

 

Component 2:

The Making of Modern Britain, 1955-2007.

A depth study of England, from post-war consensus to the era of New Labour

 

 

NEA

A personal study based on a topic of student’s choice. This should take the form of a question in the context of approximately 100 years. It must not duplicate the content of options chosen for Components 1 and 2.

A-level assessment past papers.

January, June.

13

A-level

AQA History

Component 1:

The Quest for Political Stability: Germany 1871-1991.

A breadth study of Germany, from unification, Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany to reunification.

 

Component 2:

The Making of Modern Britain, 1955-2007.

A depth study of England, from post-war consensus to the era of New Labour

 

Content topic and exam skill revision

A-level assessment past papers.

December, March