History

HISTORY – Head of History – Miss E Hathorn

KS3 Curriculum
What does this course involve at Key Stage 3?

History at key stage 3 involves developing historical skills and processes such as evidential understanding, change and consequence, significance, similarities and differences as well as cause and consequence. We teach this through a variety of historical enquiries, using MYP concepts and contexts.

What do you need to be successful in this course?

To be successful a student needs to demonstrate detailed knowledge of periods studied in depth, as well as a wider knowledge of patterns over time. This should be secured within a chronological framework that encompasses local, British and World History. Students should be able to make links between periods when demonstrating historical skills.

Year 7 Middle Years Programme – Year 1

 

Unit 1 – The Norman Conquest

Key Concept – Change

Related Concept(s) – Causality and Conflict

Global Contexts – Identities and Relationships (identity formation)

Statement of Inquiry – Conflict can lead to positive change in identify formation

Module 1 – The Norman Conquest

Module 2 – Norman Control

Unit 2 – Medieval Life

Key Concept – Systems

Related Concept(s) – Interdependence and Identity

Global Contexts – Orientation in space and time

Statement of Inquiry – Systems within society define a sense of identity within the context of the time

Module 3 – Medieval Life: Living in medieval times, The Black Death investigation, The Peasants’ Revolt

Module 4 – Medieval Life: The Murder of Thomas Becket, The Magna Carta, Life of a Knight and Heraldry

Unit 3 – The Power of the Monarchy

Key Concept – Time, place and space

Related Concept(s) – Governance and Perspective

Global Contexts – Fairness and Development

Statement of Inquiry – The governance of the monarchy in England during specific periods led to greater fairness and development

Module 5 – The Tudors: Henry VII taking power, Henry VIII’s break from Rome

Module 6 – The Stuarts: James I, Witches, Gunpowder Plotters

Year 8 Middle Years Programme – Year 2

 

Unit 1 – Industrial Era

Key Concept – Change

Related Concept(s) – Innovation and Revolution

Global Contexts – Scientific and technical innovation

Statement of Inquiry – Scientific and technical innovation led to significant change in during the Industrial Revolution

Module 1 – Life in Victorian London & the Jack the Ripper case

Module 2 – The British Empire

Unit 2 – The British Empire

Key Concept – Global interactions

Related Concept(s) – Culture and Perspective

Global Contexts – Fairness and Development

Statement of Inquiry – Global interactions led to cultural change and raised issues of fairness and development in the British Empire

Module 3 – The Slave Trade Investigation

Module 4 – World War One – causes, contributions and problems of empire

Unit 3 – Twentieth Century Conflict

Key Concept – Global Interactions

Related Concept(s) – Significance and Conflict

Global Contexts – Personal and Cultural Expression

Statement of Inquiry – The twentieth century led to many global interactions and conflicts which afforded a significant amount of personal and cultural expression

Module 5 – World War One: Part 2 – significance and conflict

Module 6 – The Suffragettes – significance and conflict through personal and cultural expression

KS4 Curriculum
Year 9

 

Students in Year 9 are following the Edexcel GCSE History specification. The course is comprised of four units, with three examinations at the end of Year 11.

Year 9 students will study the following units:

 

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918– 39

§  The Weimar Republic, 1918-29

§  Hitler’s Rise to Power, 1919-33

§  Nazi Control and Dictatorship, 1933-39

      Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941 – 1991

§  The Origins of the Cold War, 1941-58

§  Cold War Crises, 1958-70

§  The End of the Cold War, 1970-91

KS4 Curriculum
Year 10 Students in Year 10 are following the Edexcel GCSE History specification. The course is comprised of four units, with three examinations at the end of Year 11.

Year 10 students will study the following units:

 

Medicine through time 1250-present

§  c1250-c1500 – Medicine in medieval England

§  c1500-c1700 – The Medical Renaissance

§  c1700-c1900 – Medicine in the Industrial Era

§  c1900-present – Medicine in modern Britain

§  The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries, treatments and the trenches

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1088

§  Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest, 1060-66

§  William I in power: Securing the Kingdom, 1066-87

§  Norman England, 1066-88

KS4 Curriculum
Year 11 Year 11 students will be following the Edexcel GCSE History specification. The course is comprised of four units, with three examinations at the end of Year 11.

Year 11 students will revise the following units:

 

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918– 39

§  The Weimar Republic, 1918-29

§  Hitler’s Rise to Power, 1919-33

§  Nazi Control and Dictatorship, 1933-39

      Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941 – 1991

§  The Origins of the Cold War, 1941-58

§  Cold War Crises, 1958-70

§  The End of the Cold War, 1970-91

Medicine through time 1250-present

§  c1250-c1500 – Medicine in medieval England

§  c1500-c1700 – The Medical Renaissance

§  c1700-c1900 – Medicine in the Industrial Era

§  c1900-present – Medicine in modern Britain

§  The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries, treatments and the trenches

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1088

§  Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest, 1060-66

§  William I in power: Securing the Kingdom, 1066-87

§  Norman England, 1066-88