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History

TOPICS STUDIED IN KS3 HISTORY

Developing a secure understanding of causation, significance, source skills and interpretations throughout the KS3 history course

YEAR 7

·         1066, the Battle of Hastings and the Normans

·         King John

·         The Black Death

·         The Tudors

YEAR 8

·         The British Empire and Slavery

·         The Industrial Revolution and Child Labour

·         The Suffragettes

YEAR 9

·         World War 1 causes, events and consequences

·         The Rise of Hitler and Nazi Methods of Control

·         World War 2 and the Holocaust

ASSESSMENT

·         formal assessment at the end of each unit of study

·         assessments can be written, based on presentations, diagrams, and oral responses

·         informal assessment of pupil achievement is also regularly monitored during classroom learning

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

·         Reading wide range of texts, including Horrible Histories, and My Story books

·         using our resource centre and local library

·         researching internet websites such as Active History, Spartacus, CBBC

·         watching YouTube clips of documentaries

·         visiting local castles, monasteries, museums

TEACHERS OF KS3 HISTORY

·         Mr C Hansen – Head of Department

·         Mrs L Jones – Teacher of History

·         Mr G Hollis – Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of History

·         Ms J Littlewood – Teacher of History

 

TOPICS STUDIED IN KS4 HISTORY

 ·         Exploring a ‘breadth’ topic of Medicine over 1000 years

·         Investigating a period of change in the American West between 1830-1900.

·         Further focus onto the rise of Hitler, Weimar and Nazi Germany

·         Study of the changes between Anglo-Saxon and Norman England

ASSESSMENT

·         three examinations at the end of Year 11

·         internal assessment at the end of each topic within the examination units, this is    

                designed to show progress and inform intervention in future learning

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

·         pupils are regularly directed towards relevant website, YouTube clips, and

          documentaries that can help develop their contextual awareness or compliment       

          their revision

·         encouraging pupils to visit the local library and read around the topic being studied

·         visiting sites of interest to the course e.g. Thackray Museum in Leeds, Castles etc

 

TEACHERS OF KS4 HISTORY

·         Mr C Hansen – Head of Department

·         Mrs L Jones – Teacher of History

·         Mrs J Littlewood – Teacher of History

·         Mr G Hollis – Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of History

 

TOPICS STUDIED IN KS5 HISTORY

YEAR 12 – AS LEVEL

·         Unit 1C – The Tudors, 1485-1547

·         Unit 2H – France in Revolution, 1774-1795

 

YEAR 13 – A2 LEVEL

·         Unit 1C – The Tudors, 1485-1603

·         Unit 2H – France in Revolution, 1774-1815

·         Unit 3B – The Unification of Italy – historical enquiry

 

ASSESSMENT

·      each student will sit two examinations at the end of year 12 (Unit 1 and 2) and two examinations at the end of Year 13 (unit 1 and 2).

·      unit 4 is a historical enquiry (coursework unit) and is submitted in the spring of Year 13

·      all units are assessed internally at the end of each section through mock examination questions and knowledge tests

 

LEARNING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

·     independently preparing for the next section of study, students are given very specific guidance on a lesson by lesson        basis

·     reading widely beyond the core notes provided for each student, reading lists are provided at the start of each unit

·      researching internet websites

·      watching DVDs, factual documentaries and drama based on fact, many can be found on YouTube

·      visiting local monasteries and places of interest

 

TEACHERS OF KS5 HISTORY

·         Mr C Hansen – Head of Department

·         Mr G Hollis – Assistant Headteacher

·         Mrs L Jones