History

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STAFF NAME

ROLE

Miss T Farrington

Principal Teacher of History

Mr S Phillips

KS4 Co-ordinator

Mr R Clough

Teacher of History and Humanities

Mr S Simpson Teacher of Humanities

 

GCSE (for students starting the course on or after September 2016). Current year 11 students will study the same topics and sit the same examinations, but in a different order.
 

Approx. Time Scale

CONTENT OF STUDY

Year 9

 

Terms 1 and 2

THE WORLD WARS

 

Topic 1: The causes of WW1

Topic 2: Interpretations of General Haig

Topic 3: Anne Frank and the Holocaust

 

The above units are designed to provide an introduction to the skills required in History. They will not feature in the end of year 11 exams

Year 9

 

Terms 3,4 and 5

 

ANGLO-SAXON AND NORMAN ENGLAND

 

Topic 1: Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest, 1060–66

Topic 2: William I in power: securing the kingdom, 1066–87

Topic 3: Norman England, 1066–88

 

Assessment (20% of final grade)

This will be assessed as part of Paper 2 (alongside the American West Unit).

The questions with include:

One 4 mark description question

One 12 mark explanation question

One 16 mark Judgement question

Year 9

 

Term 6

 

Year 10

 

Terms 1 and 2

 

 

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT

 

Topic One: The changing definitions and nature of criminal activity

Topic Two: The changing nature of law enforcement and punishment

 

These topics will include a study of specific case studies. Examples include:

 

The Gunpowder Plot

Matthew Hopkins and the Witch-hunts

Dereck Bentley

 

Assessment

This will be assessed as part of Paper 1 (alongside the Whitechapel unit) Together they form 30% of the final GCSE

 

The questions with include:

One 4 mark explain question

One 12 mark explanation question

One 16 mark Judgement question

MEDICINE THROUGH TIME

 

Topic One: Ideas about illness and disease

Topic Two: Changing methods of prevention and treatment

 

These topics will include a study of specific case studies. Examples include:

 

The Black Death

Cholera Epidemics

The fight against cancer

 

 

Assessment

This will be assessed as part of Paper 1 (alongside the Surgery in the Western Front unit) Together they form 30% of the final GCSE

 

The questions with include:

One 4 mark explain question

One 12 mark explanation question

One 16 mark Judgement question

Year 10

 

Term 3

WHITECHAPEL

 

This unit includes a study of crime and policing in the inner city. It will also assess students ability to use historical sources

 

Assessment

This will be assessed as part of Paper 1 (alongside the Crime and Punishment Unit) Together they form 30% of the final GCSE

 

The questions with include:

One 4 mark description question

One 12 mark source enquiry question

SURGERY ON THE WESTERN FRONT

 

This unit includes a study of illness and treatment in the trenches. It will also assess students ability to use historical sources

 

Assessment

This will be assessed as part of Paper 1 (alongside the Medicine Through Time Unit) Together they form 30% of the final GCSE

 

The questions with include:

One 4 mark description question

One 12 mark source enquiry question

 

Year 10

 

Term 4, 5 and 6

GERMANY

 

Topic One: the Weimar Republic: 1918 – 1933

Topic Two: Hitler’s rise to power: 1919 – 1933

Topic Three: Nazi Control and dictatorship: 1933 - 1939

Topic Four: Life in Nazi Germany: 1933 – 1939

 

Assessment (30% of final grade)

This unit forms paper 3

The questions will include:

One 4 mark inference question

One 12 mark explanation question

One 8 mark source enquiry question

Two 4 mark interpretation questions

One 16 mark judgement question

 

Year 11

 

Terms 1,2 and Term 3

 

THE AMERICAN WEST

 

Topic One: The belief and lifestyle of the Plains Indians

Topic Two: Migration and Early Settlement

Topic Three: Conflict and Tension

 

Assessment (20% of final grade)

This will be assessed as part of Paper 2 (alongside the Anglo Saxon and Normans Unit).

The questions with include:

Three 8 mark explanation questions

One 8 mark description question

Year 11

 

Terms 4 and 5

 

 

Revision of all examined units

 

HOMEWORK

At the beginning of each topic you will be given a homework booklet. This booklet will contain all your homework for that topic. Each week you will be set a task by your teacher to complete. The task will be one of the following:

FIND answers to key historical questions

LEARN answers to key historical questions in preparation for a knowledge test

APPLY your knowledge to an exam style question

Failure to complete the task set will result in a sanction. If you are struggling with any of your History homework the History department are available to support you at lunchtimes, alternatively there are appropriate resources in the school library.