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Welcome to the History area

Head of Department – Mr B. White

Within History, students learn the skills needed for future careers, for example a job in Law. History also offers a chance to learn about the past so that we develop our understanding of the modern world.

Staffing

Head of HistoryMr B. White – BA (Hons) English Language and History
Teacher of HistoryMr T. Whitehead – MA in Public History

Per Term Topic Information

Year 10

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
The causes of World War One and life in the trenches.Hitler’s rise to powerLife in Britain during WW2The HolocaustWhat makes an event Significant?Ancient Medicine
Assessments;
The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
The Battle of the Somme: Lions led by donkeys?
Assessment;
Why was Hitler so popular?
Assessment; Did Blitz Spirit really exist?Assessment; What can we learn from sources about The Holocaust?Assessment: Personal project
Year 11

Autumn 2Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
British Medicine 1250 – Present
Key topics: Medicine in Medieval England and The Medical Renaissance in England 
British Medicine 1250-Present (cont)
Key topics: Medicine in the 18th and 19th century and Medicine in Modern Britain
The British trenches 1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.
Examining the medical conditions, treatments and breakthroughs in the trenches during World War 1
Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 39
Key topic: The Weimar Republic 1918 – 29
Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 39 (cont)
Key topic: Hitler’s rise to power and control of Germany 1919 – 39
Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 39 (cont)
Key topics: Nazi dictatorship and living in Nazi Germany 1933 – 39
Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper 1 (Section 2)Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper 1 (Section 2)Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper 1 (Section 1)Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper  3Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper 3Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper 3
Year 11

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1
Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060 – 88
Key topic: Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest and William I in power
Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060 – 88
Key topic: Norman England
The American West 1835 – 1895
Key topics: The early settlement of the West and the development of the plains 1835 – 76
The American West 1835 – 1895
Key topics: Conflicts and conquest 1876 – 1895
Revision and Exam preparation
Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper 2 (section 1)Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper 2 (Section 1)Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper 2 (Section 2)Assessments are past paper questions from Edexcel History Paper 2 (Section 2)Assessments will vary between exam questions from all 3 Edexcel Exam papers in preparation for final exams

Curriculum

Year 9

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
4Generally, once a week although it will depend on curriculum being taught at that time
Research
Written tasks
Assessments
Revision for topic tests
The History department is always striving to offer different opportunities. These vary from year to year and any information will be shared when it becomes availableIntervention for students who are underachieving by subject staff and HOD.www.mathswatchvle.co.uk
www.well-good.org
www.bbc.co.uk/education
www.mymaths.co.uk
Year 10

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Generally, once a week although it will depend on curriculum being taught at that time
Written tasks
Assessments
Revision for topic tests
The History department is always striving to offer different opportunities. These vary from year to year and any information will be shared when it becomes availableIntervention for students who are underachieving by subject staff and HOD.Exam Board and Syllabus for GCSE:
Edexcel – History (9-1) 1HIO
http://www.edexcel.co.uk (exam board)
http://www.johndclare.net/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/revision/
http://www.mrallsophistory.com/
http://www.revisioncentre.co.uk/gcse/history/
Year 11

No. of lessons per fortnightFrequency and length of homeworkAdditional learning opportunities e.g. clubs, speakers, visits, residential …Department support e.g. intervention classes, revision classes …Additional guidance for parents e.g.  exam board info, websites to support revision, books to read, useful places to visit …
5Generally, once a week although it will depend on curriculum being taught at that time
Written tasks
Assessments
Revision for topic tests
The History department is always striving to offer different opportunities. These vary from year to year and any information will be shared when it becomes availableIntervention for students who are underachieving by subject staff and HOD.
 
Revision sessions begin in the Spring term
Exam Board and Syllabus for GCSE:
Edexcel – History (9-1) 1HIO
http://www.edexcel.co.uk (exam board)
http://www.johndclare.net/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/
http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/revision/
http://www.mrallsophistory.com/
http://www.revisioncentre.co.uk/gcse/history/