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History


Pupils who choose to study History at Key Stage 4 will follow “The Modern World”, History Syllabus offered by OCR.  The final unit studied in Year 9, “The Twentieth Century World”, is an excellent foundation for this course.

The study of History encourages pupils to think for themselves, to form opinions and develop analytical skills.  In addition, this particular course allows pupils to develop a clear understanding of the world in which they live.

The CORE section of the course involves a study of The Cold War 1945-1975.  This will include an investigation into the post war world dominated by the USA and Soviet Union.  We will look at major events in the Cold war such as the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Vietnam Wars.

Pupils will also study a unit on Germany 1918-1945.  This will be an in depth study and pupils will look at the transformation of Germany from democracy to dictatorship under Hitler.

Pupils will also undertake a British Depth study to investigate how British Society changed, in the Following period, 1890 – 1918.

Pupils will also undertake a historical enquiry on the USA, 1919-1945.  This is mainly completed in school with some research elements to be completed at home.  This element replaces traditional coursework and pupils will just produce one piece of work of about 2000 words.

 


Assessment

 

Paper1                        The Cold war 1945-1975 and Germany 1918-1945 depth study 2 Hours (45%)

Paper 2                       British Depth Study 1890-1918 1 Hour 30 minutes (30%)

History Enquiry          The USA 1919-1945 (25%)

 

There are no separate tiers of entry; all pupils will sit the same final exam.

 


History at Key Stage 3 Year 7

 

Key Topics/ learning:

  • What is History? /Who do you think you are?
  • The Romans
  • The Norman Conquest
  • Life in Medieval Times
  • Castles
  • Changes in the Church in the 16th Century

 

Assessments:

 

Assessments will take place at the end of each unit of work. There will also be a Year 7 exam

 

Key dates:

 

Year 7 Exams towards the end of April

 

 

Revision resources

 

 

www.schoolhistory.co.uk
BBC Bitesize
bbc.co.uk/history

 

 

Advice

and guidance:

 

 

Home works will be given out during the year and pupils are expected to meet deadlines set for these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History at Key Stage 3 Year 8

 

Key Topics/ learning:

  • Elizabeth 1st
  • English Civil Wars
  • Industrial Changes 1750-1900
  • Effects of Industrialisation
  • Black Peoples of Americas: Slavery to Equality?
  • The Civil Rights Movement

Assessments:

Assessments will take place at the end of each unit of work. There will also be a Year 8 exam.

Key dates:

Year 8 Exams towards the end of April

Revision resources

www.schoolhistory.co.uk
BBC Bitesize
bbc.co.uk/history

Advice

and guidance:

Home works will be given out during the year and pupils are expected to meet deadlines set for these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History at Key Stage 3 Year 9

 

Key Topics/ learning:

  • World War 1
  • World War 11 bombing
  • World War 11-Churchill
  • World War 11-Hitler’s War?
  • War Crimes

Assessments:

Assessments will take place at the end of each unit of work. There will also be a Year 9 exam.

Key dates:

Year 9 Exams  at the end of January

Revision resources

www.schoolhistory.co.uk
BBC Bitesize
bbc.co.uk/history

Advice

and guidance:

Home works will be given out during the year and pupils are expected to meet deadlines set for these.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you would like further details about this course please see MR Townend or email: j.townend@endon.staffs.sch.uk


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