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History

Key Stage 3

 

 

 

 

What do students study and in what order?

Year 7

Year 8

Skills in History

Norman Conquest

Life during the Middle Ages

Power of the Monarch

Black Death

Peasants’ Revolt

Renaissance

Reformation

Tudors Gunpowder Plot

Civil War

Assassination of JFK

Industrial Revolution

WWI-Causes and events

Treaty of Versailles

Key events of WWII

Holocaust

Protest 1800-2000

Cold War

How are students assessed?

Students will be continually assessed through Key Stage 3 them understand how they can improve.  This will include peer, self and teacher marking.

In addition, there are 3 formal assessment and an exam.  The assessments are based on developing the skills required at GCSE and are marked according to GCSE criteria.

How can parents best support their child?

  • Monitor homework and help with understanding and acting on targets;
  • Discuss their learning and carry out research with them;
  • Encourage them to watch documentaries, news programmes and films and to read books and talk about what they have discovered;
  • Visit historic sites local, national and international to widen their appreciation and understanding of the past.

Key Stage 4

 

 

 

What topics do students study and in what order?

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Crime and Punishment 11-20 century

American West

USA conflict: Home and abroad 1950s to 1970s

 

Anglo-Saxons and Normans

 

What exam board do we follow?

Edexcel

How are students assessed?

3 exams taken at the end of year 11- Externally marked

How can parents best support their child?

  • Monitor homework and help with understanding and acting on targets;
  • Encourage them to use the website and to revise using the quizlets and practise questions;
  • Encourage them to watch documentaries, news programmes and films and to read books and discuss their learning;
  • Visit historic sites local, national and international to widen their appreciation and understanding of the past.    

KS5

What do students study and in what order?

1K The making of a Superpower: USA, 1865–1975

2S The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007

Year 12

Year 13

USA Part one: from Civil War to World War, 1865–1920

USA Part two: crises and the rise to World Power, 1920–1975

 

Part one: building a new Britain, 1951–1979

Part two: Modern Britain, 1979–2007

 

NEA Historical Enquiry

What exam board do we follow?

AQA

How are students assessed?

Externally marked-

Component 1 1x 2 1/2-hour exam

Component 2 1x 2 1/2-hour exam

NEA internally marked and externally moderated

How can parents best support their child?

  • Monitor home study commitment of 4 hour a week;
  • Encourage them to revise proactively using practise questions;
  • Encourage them to watch documentaries, news programmes and films and to read books and newspapers and discuss the links to their learning;
  • Encourage them to express opinions and justify their view;
  • Visit historic sites local, national and international to widen their appreciation and understanding of the past.

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