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History

Curriculum Area: Humanities - History
Curriculum Leader: Mrs A Wood

 Year 7 | Year 8 | Year 9 | Year 10 | Year 11 | Year 12 | Year 13

Year 7

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 8

Term 1

Assessment – All classes will complete assessments as per scheme of work on each of the above. Some will be formal assessment in class; others homework tasks.

Term 2

Assessment – All classes will complete assessments as per scheme of work on each of the above. Some will be formal assessment in class; others homework tasks.

Term 3

Assessment – All classes will complete assessments as per scheme of work on each of the above. Some will be formal assessment in class; others homework tasks.

Year 9

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Assessment
Throughout the year based of these topics. Assessment will include extended reposes, source analysis and knowledge and understanding of historic events. Some will be completed as formal tests in class; others as homework.

Year 10

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Assessment

Continued assessment throughout the course of the academic year including GCSE questions some as homework’s and other under formal examination conditions.

Year 11

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

This study is used for the controlled assessment which is worth 25% of the overall GCSE qualification.

Term 2

British Depth Study

Term 3

Students will sit two final exams at the end of the course:

Paper 1: International Relation 1919-1939 and Germany 1918-1945 this paper is worth 45% of the overall GCSE
Paper 2: Britain 1898-1918 this paper is worth 30% of the overall GCSE

Year 12

This unit provides an overview of a key period in British history when Britain emerged as the leading industrial and trading power in the world. The period opens with widespread unrest following the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars and ends during the mid-Victorian boom when Britain appeared to have mastered the divisions which had threatened it through a mixture of judiciously timed reforms and repression. This option will consider pressures for radical social and political change, including challenges to British rule in Ireland, and assess their impact. There is an opportunity to examine the role of individuals such as Castlereagh, Canning, Palmerston, Peel and Gladstone. As well as embracing political, social and economic developments, this option will consider Britain’s position in relation to Europe and the rest of the world as, in the years 1815 to 1865, Britain sought to protect her pre-eminence.

Reaction and Reform, 1815–1829

Reform and Reaction, 1830–1841

Assessment: Examination type essays given every 2 weeks. Students will be expected to undertake independent learning through research and background reading.

Term 2

Assessment: Examination type essays given every 2 weeks. Students will be expected to undertake independent learning through research and background reading.

Term 3

Responding to threats to the United Kingdom

Revision for Summer AS exams

Year 12 A/S Unit 2

The Impact of Stalin’s Leadership in the USSR, 1924–1941

Term 1

1. Wider Historical Context

In order to judge the extent of change across the period, candidates will need a broad understanding of the political and economic development of the new Soviet Union since the revolution of 1917 and have a clear understanding of the structure and role of the Communist Party. Candidates should also have an awareness of the nature of the Russian economy. Additionally, students should be aware of the ideals and aspirations of those who carried out the Bolshevik revolution of 1917.

2.Stalin’s rise to power

3.Industrialisation, 1928–1941

Assessment will be via extended written responses, predominantly past examination questions. Focus in term 1 will be on Question 2/3 styles of responses with some source based questions.

Term 2

1. Agricultural Revolution, 1928–1941

2. The Terror State, 1934–1941

Assessment will be via extended written responses, predominantly past examination questions. Focus in term 2 will be expanded to include more source based questions.

Term 3

1. Stalin’s Russia by 1941

2. Revision and preparation for final examination

Assessment will be via extended written responses, predominantly past examination questions. Focus in term 3 will include some practice questions completed in class in examination conditions.

Year 13

Please refer to the information below for details of the course content for this school year. You will also find information in each section relating to the assessments that will take place during each term. Please contact me at school if you require additional information.

Term 1

British State and People, 1865–1915 (B) HIS3G

Introduction

This unit promotes an understanding of change and continuity over approximately 50 years. Through the
study of key events in depth, candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationship of individuals such as Gladstone and Lord Salisbury, ideas such as socialism, nationalism and liberalism and other factors such as the impact of changing patterns of economic growth and their relative importance to the processes of change and consolidation in politics and society. Additionally, as a result of the study of the period as a whole, candidates will be able to demonstrate how issues, ideas and other factors (such as British foreign and imperial policy) change during the period.

Reform and Prosperity, 1865–1873

Assessment: Examination type essays given every 2 weeks. Students will be expected to undertake independent learning through research and background reading.

Term 2

Reform and Conflict, 1874–1886

Challenges at Home and Abroad, 1886–1901

Assessment: Examination type essays given every 2 weeks. Students will be expected to undertake independent learning through research and background reading.

Term 3

Liberal revival? 1902–1915

Revision – to cover all aspects of AS History to support preparation for the Summer examination.

Year 13 – Unit 4 –Historical Enquiry

How wars begin: The European powers and the origins of two World Wars, 1815-1941.

Term 1

The taught element of this course.

Progress and learning on this taught element of the course is assessed by extended written responses, analysis and evaluation of sources, presentation of work to the group and summaries of historical perspectives.

Term 2

Completion of Historical Enquiry

During this term, students will work individually to complete their historical enquiries.

Support and guidance for this will be given in individual mentoring sessions and some group lessons focusing on skills and essay writing techniques.

Term 3 

Unit 3 – British History

Once the historical enquiries have been completed, students will focus on aspects of their Unit 3 in these lessons in. Topics will be agreed in response to student needs and request in conjunction with Unit 3 teacher.