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.
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.
- The Norman Conquest – Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?
- Norman Control – How did William the Conqueror control England?
- The Black Death Investigation – What was the impact of the Black Death on Britain?
- The War of the Roses – Why is the War of the Roses so important in British history?
- Tudors, Stuarts and Religion – What impact did the Tudors, Stuarts and religion have on England?
- The English Civil War – What was the legacy of the English Civil War?
- The Industrial Revolution /Public Health – How beneficial was the Industrial Revolution for everyone?
- The British Empire – Was the British Empire a good or bad thing?
- Slavery – What was the impact of slavery?
- Civil Rights in the USA – How did the civil rights movement develop in the USA?
- The Great War – What impact did The Great War have on Britain?
- British History Heroes – To what extent did key individuals make a difference to British society?
Years 9 and 10 New Specification – First teaching September 2016
Students in Years 9 and 10 are following the Edexcel GCSE History specification which comprises the following units:
- Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918– 39
- Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941 – 1991
- Medicine through time 1250-present
- Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1088
At Key Stage 4, students will be following the 2013 Edexcel GCSE History A specification which is in its final year. The course is comprised of four units, with three examinations at the end of Year 11.
- International Relations 1943-91
- Germany 1918-39
- Britain and the Transformation of British Society: 1931-51
- Vietnam 1950-75