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History

Year 7

Content Overview

Term 1 - Introduction to History and Depth Study of 1066.

Term 2 - Norman Control of England

Term 3 - Breadth Study: Life in the Middle Ages

Term 4 - Depth and Local Study: The role of the Church and the murder of Thomas Becket

Term 5 - Breadth Study: How did the Tudor Monarchs gain and maintain power? What impact did their rule have on England?

Term 6 - Depth Study: How did the Civil War affect the power of the Monarchy/Parliament?

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a combination of classwork, homework, written exams and project work.

Extra-Curricular Activities

After school clubs are offered for students who wish to learn more or who would like help with homework.

Enrichment Days provide opportunities to visit Dover Castle and the Tower of London.

Year 8

Content Overview

Term 1-  Introduction to Britain from 1750-1900 (Factory conditions and Living Conditions)

Term 2 -Britain from 1750-1900 (Medicine, Crime and Punishment, Jack the Ripper)

Term 3 -Britain from 1750-1900 (Transport, Leisure Time, Football, Local History)

Term 4 -Britain 1750-1900 (Empire and Slavery)

Term 5 - Introduction to the 20th Century

Term 6 -The Outbreak of the First World War

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a combination of classwork, homework, written exams and project work.

Extra-Curricular Activities

After school clubs are offered for students who wish to learn more or who would like help with homework.

Enrichment Days provide opportunities to visit Somme and Ypres battle sites.

Year 9

Content Overview

Term1 - WW1 (The Schlieffen Plan, nature of trench warfare, life in the trenches).

Term 2 - WW1 (The new technology of war, The Home Front, The End of War)

Term 3 - Life in Nazi Germany (Education and Youth, Women, The Jews, the Olympic Games 1936)

Term 4 - Hitler’s Foreign Policy and the Causes of WW2

Term 5 - WW2 (Blitzkreig, Dunkirk Evacuation, Battle of Britain, the Blitz)

Term 6 - WW2 (The Holocaust) and the end of the 20th century (significant developments – Martin Luther King, the moon landings, the internet, terrorism)

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a combination of classwork, homework,  written exams and project work

Extra-Curricular Activities

Regular opportunities to visit Somme and Ypres battle sites, Dover Castle and the Wartime Tunnels and Berlin to study the history of Nazi Germany.

Years 10 & 11

Subject

History

Exam Board

WJEC

Course Specification Link

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/history/eduqas-gcse-history-spec-from-2016.pdf?language_id=1&dotcache=no&dotcache=refresh

Course Overview

 

 

 

Component 1: Studies in Depth

This component is in two parts and students will study one element of British History and one non-British History from different historical eras. For the British element students will study The Elizabethan Age from 1558-1603. For the non-British element students will study Germany in Transition from 1919-1939, where they will focus on the rise of the Nazi Party and life in Hitler’s Germany.

 

Component 2: Studies in Breadth

This component is split into two parts and students will carry out a Period Study and a Thematic Study.  The Period Study will be The Development of the USA from 1929 to 2000 and the Thematic Study will be focused on Changes in Crime and Punishment in Britain from around the year 500 to the present day.

Assessment

Component 1: Studies in Depth

Two written examinations of 2 hours (split into two papers of 1 hour duration each). This accounts for 50% of the qualification.

 

Component 2:

Two Written examinations of 2 hours (split into two papers of 45 minutes for the Period Study and 1 hour 15 minutes for the Thematic Study). This accounts for 50% of qualification.

Extra-Curricular Activities

After school clubs are run for students who wish to further develop their knowledge or who need help with Homework.

 

There are regular trips to Berlin to study the history of Nazi Germany. There is also a requirement of the Thematic study in Component 2 to study an historic site.