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History

Introduction to the subject:

We aim to provide a high-quality history education, which will help students, gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our curriculum is intended to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and our lessons are planned in order to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgment. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

 

KS3:

Students are taught the following topics:

  • the development of historical skills, the Battle of Hastings,
  • the development of castles, medieval society and the Black Death.
  • the Tudor monarchs, life during the Stuarts, the English Civil War and slavery. ideas, political power and challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to 1945.

 

Useful links for KS3:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zk26n39

https://www.historyonthenet.com/

 

KS4:

GCSE students follow the WJEC Syllabus which involves an in depth study of modern issues within Britain and a European focus, a thematic study and a non-assessment unit in which students will use evaluative skills working as a historian.

Students are taught the following topics:

Year 10

Thematic study – Changes in Crime and Punishment 1500 to the present day. Non -assessment unit – Jack the Ripper.

Year 11

British in depth study – Depression, War and Recovery, 1930-1951. European in depth study – Germany in Transition, 1919-1939.

 

Useful links for KS4:

https://www.historyonthenet.com/

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zwwxqhv

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zwwxqhv 

 

Reading material:

‘My Revision Notes: WJEC GCSE History’ - by R. Paul Evans and Rob Quinn.

  

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