History

KS3 YEAR 7 - 9

Students are taught to understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.

Students are challenged to understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

TOPICS COVERED

YEAR 7:

  • A study on the History of the local area
  • Medieval History 1066-1485 including The Norman Conquest, the Black Death and The Crusades.
  • Early Modern History 1485-1750 including Henry VII and the English reformation, the reign of Elizabeth 1 and The English Civil War

YEAR 8:

  • British role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Industrial History 1750-1900: Social and political changes in the UK
  • The growth of the British Empire
  • Modern History 1900-present: World War 1, Nazi Germany, Holocaust, World War 2

YEAR 9:

  • Modern History 1900-present: Suffrage Movement
  • World War 1,
  • Nazi Germany,
  • World War 2 and the Holocaust
  • The Cold War

KS4 GCSE Years 10 and 11

There are 3 papers covering 4 topics. All exams will be taken in June of Year 11.

Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment (Paper codes: 1HI0/10

  • Written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes, 30%* of the qualification, 52 marks (16 for the historic environment, 36 for the thematic study)
  • Warfare through Time, c1250-present
  • London and the Second World War 1939-45
  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Warfare through time, c1250-present by Angela Leonard

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study (Paper codes: 1HI0/27

  • Written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes, 40%* of the qualification, 64 marks (32 for the period study and 32 for the British depth study)
  • The reigns of King Richard I and King John, 1189–1216
  • Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91

Recommended textbooks:

  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: The reigns of King Richard I and King John, 1189-1216 by Dale Banham
  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 by John Wright and Steve Waugh
  • Paper 3: Modern depth study (Paper codes: 1HI0/33
  • Written examination: 1 hour and 20 minutes, 30%* of the qualification, 52 marks
  • Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-1941
  • Hodder GCSE History for Edexcel: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-1941 by Angela Leonard and Martyn Whittock

KS5 - Years 12 and 13

  • Paper 1 and 2 cover Communist states in the 20th century for Edexcel AS and A level
  • Paper 1 Breadth study with interpretations 2hrs and 15 minutes
  • Russia, 1917–91: from Lenin to Yeltsin

Recommended textbook:

  • Communist States in the twentieth century by Robin Bruce et al
  • Paper 2 Breadth study with interpretations 2hrs and 15 minutes
  • Mao’s China, 1949–76 Depth study 1hr 30 minutes

Recommended textbook:

  • Communist States in the twentieth century by Robin Bruce et al
  • Paper 3 Breadth and Depth Study 2 hours and 15 minutes
  • Industrialisation and social change in Britain, 1759-1928: forging a new society

Recommended textbook:

  • Industrialisation and social change in Britain, 1759-1928: forging a new society by Chris Shelley and Adam Kidson
  • Coursework on Martin Luther King