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History

The History Department has seen a real improvement over the last few years in terms of results and student uptake at GCSE and A-level.

learning area

Staff

6 full time specialists and 1 part time specialist.

Structure

1 Head of History, all teaching staff have the opportunity to lead a year group

Examination courses for KS4

Edexcel for GCSE History. Topics Medicine in Britain 1250-present day, Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939, Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1088, Superpower Relations and the Cold War

Examination  courses for KS5

A level History – AQA – topics – Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885, The Cold War 1945-1990

GCSE examination results

                     A*-C    

2016            46.2%   

2017            50%

A Level examination results

In 2016        A*-B        A*-C

                     25% A     87.5%

2017            60%         80%

Timetable structure

Year 7  4 lessons per fortnight

Year 8  5 lessons per fortnight

Year 9  6 or 7 lessons per fortnight

Year 10 5 or 6 lessons per fortnight

Year 11 5 lessons per fortnight

KS5  10 lessons per fortnight – split between different teachers according to specialism

Intervention

We have intervention programmes for vulnerable cohorts of Year 11, 12 and 13. This includes before and after school small group sessions. There are intervention lessons for KS3 students whose literacy skills are in need of development. We also utilise a range of in class intervention strategies daily

 


Curriculum Plan

KEY STAGE

YEAR

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

KEY STAGE 3

7

 

England in 1060s and Norman Invasion

Norman Conquest –  How did William consolidate control?

Life in Medieval England and the Black Death

The Wars of the Roses

Development study – Crime and Punishment in Britain 1250-Today

Development study – Crime and Punishment in Britain 1250-Today

8

 

The Tudor Monarchs and the Spanish Armada

The English Civil Wars

1625-1649

Economic and Social impact of Industrialisation 1750-1900

Political changes – 1750-1900

WWI – Causes and Trench Warfare

WWII and the Holocaust

KEY STAGE 4

9

 

History of medicine 1250-Today.

Medieval and Renaissance Medicine

History of medicine 1250-Today.

Renaissance and 19th century

History of medicine 1250-Today.

20th Century and The British Sector of the Western Front

Germany 1918-1939. 

Problems of the Weimar 1918-1929

Germany 1918-1939.

Rise of the Nazis 1929-1933

Germany 1918-1939.

Life in Nazi Germany 1934-1939

10

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1088 – The Norman Conquest 1060-1066

 

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1088 – William I in power: securing the kingdom 1066-1086

Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1087 – Norman England 1066-1088

Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1945-1991  The beginnings of the Cold War

Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1945-1991 Escalation of the Cold War

Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1945-1991  The end of the Cold War

11

 

Revision – Germany 1918-1938

Revision – Medicine 1250-Today

Revision of Cold War 1945-1991

Revision – Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1087

 

 

KEY STAGE 5

12

 

Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885:

Political Developments 1783-1812

Cold War     1945-1991

Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885:

Economic Developments 1783-1812

Cold War   1945-1991

Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885:

Social  Developments 1783-1812

Cold War   1945-1991 Coursework

Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885:

Political Development 1812-1832

Cold War  1945-1991 Coursework

Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885:

Social Development 1812-1832

Cold War  1945-1991 Coursework

Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885:

Economic Development 1812-1832

Cold War  1945-1991 Coursework

13

 

Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885:

Political, economic and social developments 1832-1846

Cold War     1945-1991 Coursework

Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885;

Political, economic and social developments 1846-1885

Cold War    1945-1991 Coursework

Industrialisation and the People 1783-1885:

Britain by 1885

 

 

Cold War  1945-1991

Revision