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History

Introduction

In the History department we aim to help our students to achieve the best possible results they can and beyond that to develop and encourage a deeper awareness and understanding of British and European society, politics and culture. History is a subject that demands reading and thought, but it can also be stimulating, challenging, puzzling and very enjoyable.

PACE – Years 7 & 8 

What will I study?
  • Norman England
  • Tudor England
  • Britain and the slave trade
  • World War One
  • Nazi Germany
  • World War Two
How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed with GCSE style assessments at the end of topics that will prepare you for GCSE assessments in the future

Key Stage 4 – Years 9, 10 & 11 

What will I study?

You will study a range of topics such as Germany 1890 – 45, The interwar years 1918 – 1939, The migration of peoples to and from Britain from c790 to the present day and a British depth study.

What skills will I develop?

You will be taught essay writing skills and understand how to analyse historical sources. This will also strengthen your literacy skills and help to develop communication skills.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed regularly throughout the 3 year course but you will finish by completed 2 exams at the end of Y11. Both exams are based on the content of the course.

Key Stage 5 

What will I study?
  • Russian history  1855 – 1964 (Tsarism and Communism)
  • The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007
  • Germany in the 19th Century
What skills will I develop?

You will build on the skills from GCSE while developing  independent  research techniques and analytical writing. You will also develop investigative skills when planning and executing your individual research piece at the end of A Level.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed regularly throughout the year using exam questions. Your exams will consist of assessment of the content taught and via a piece of coursework (NEA).