History develops critical thinking, enquiry and empathy skills. It is always accepted as a valuable qualification for professional, further and higher education courses.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8, 9)
- Term 1: What is history? Introductory Unit
- Term 2: The Roman Empire
- Term 3: The Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest
- Term 4: Medieval Realms – Rulers and Ruled
- Term 5: Medieval Realms – The Church
- Term 6: Medieval Realms – The people
- Term 1: Henry VIII and the ‘Break With Rome’
- Term 2: Tudor monarchs
- Term 3: The Stuarts and the English Civil War
- Term 4: Slavery and the British Empire
- Term 5: The Industrial Revolution
- Term 6: The Victorian Age – politics and society
- Term 1: The causes of WW1
- Term 2: The Western Front 1914-18
- Term 3: The Russian Revolution 1917-24
- Term 4: The rise of the dictators 1922-39 and causes of WW2
- Term 5: The Holocaust
- Term 6: Students begin GCSE classes
Key Stage 4 (Years 10, 11)
Specifications can change between Year 11 and Year 10, so please double-check with your teacher.
Specification: Pearson Edexcel Level 1 / Level 2 GCSE in History (601/8092/4).
- Paper 1: Crime and Punishment in Britain c. 1000 - present and Whitechapel c. 1870 - 1900: Crime, Policing and Inner City (1¼ hour written examination, worth 30% of the GCSE).
- Paper 2: Period study and British depth study: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91, and Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88 (1¾ hour written examination, worth 40% of the GCSE).
- Paper 3: Modern depth study: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39 (1 hour 20 min written examination, worth 30% of the GCSE).
Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form)
New Specification started 2015
- History (GCE A-Level]
Examination board: AQA
- Unit 1F: Industrialisation and the People:
2 hour 15 minute exam 40% of A-Level
- Unit 2N: Revolution and Dictatorship:
2 hour 30 minute exam = 40% of A-Level
- Unit 3: Historical Enquiry
USA 1861-2008: The struggle for black equality - from Emancipation to Barack Obama Coursework
[3000-3500 words] = 20% of A-Level]
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