Mrs Charlotte Tunaley, Mr James Macrae, Mrs Kym Charlesworth
Humanities Faculty Leader: Mrs Charlotte Tunaley
Key Stage 3
The purpose of our curriculum is to allow students to see how history is the rich tapestry of different stories woven together. To achieve this, the curriculum at Key Stage 3 follows a logical order which enables students to have a firm understanding of chronology. Students will focus on an overarching theme each term and investigate several different topics within this.
Raiders and Invaders
The Power of the Church: 1000-1500
Innovation and Exploration: 1250-1500
The Age of Revolutions 1500-1700
The Age of Capitalism and Empires 1700-1900
The Age of Transformation 1900-2000
The Age of Extremes 1900-2000
The Rise of Evil 1918-1945
Britain During World War Two 1939-1945
Post War Britain: A Social and Cultural Revolution? 1945 - 2000
Assessment at Key Stage 3
Students will undergo formal assessment twice a year during whole school knowledge weeks. Within lessons students will frequently be assessed using high frequency/low stakes activities.
Key Stage 4
The History Department offers two different and exciting options at GCSE. Students can take either one or both courses in Year 10 and 11.
Unit 2 - The Norman Conquest, 1065–1087
Unit 3 – History Around Us
Unit 4 - Viking Expansion, c.750–c.1050
Unit 5 – Living Under Nazi Rule, 1933–1945
Current year 10 students follow the Edexcel GCSE History Specification.
Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment
Medicine in Britain, c1250–present
The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.
Paper 2: Period study and British depth study
Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88.
Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91
Paper 3: Modern depth study
The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad.
|Possible areas of future Studies||
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Possible future careers
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