History

Year 9

Half term Key content
1 (7 weeks) The Trenches in World War One

  • Introduction to source skills
  • Life in the Trenches
  • Case Study – Battle of the Somme (intro to essay skills)
  • Trench Diary

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks)
  • Causes of World War 1
  • Propaganda and Enlistment – Why did men join up?
3 (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

9th February Parents’ Evening

  • Holocaust
  • Hitler’s rise to power
  • What was life like in Nazi Germany
4 (6 weeks) 3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

  • Causes of World War 2: Treaty of Versailles, Expansion of Germany, Appeasement
  • Was the USA right to drop the Atom Bomb?
5 (5 weeks) Civil Rights in the USA

  • Slavery
  • The impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • The Jim Crow Era
6 (7 weeks) Week commencing 19th June: Year 9 exam week

26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

  • Lynching and the KKK
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • Dr Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X
  • Assessment of change and continuity in the 21st Century
  • Assessment

Year 10

Course title: GCSE History Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8145
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit two external exams at the end of Year 11. Each paper is worth 50% of their final GCSE grade. Both exams will be 1 hour and 45 minutes in length requiring students to answer source and own knowledge questions.

Paper 1: Section A will assess the period study (American 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation). Section B will assess a wider world depth study (Conflict and tension in Asia: 1950-1975).

Paper 2: Section A will assess thematic studies (Britain: Health and people: c1000 to present). Section B will assess a British depth study (Norman England: c1055-c1100).

Half term                  Key content
1 (7 weeks) Britain: Health and people: c1000 to present

Content includes:

  • Causes and treatment of disease from c1000 to present day
  • Surgery from c1000 to present day
  • Public Health c1000 to present day

Impact of key factors (War, superstition/religion, chance, government, communication, individuals and role of science and technology) from c1000 to present day

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

9th January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks)
4 (6 weeks) Norman England c1066-c1100

Content includes:

  • Norman conquest and control including key battles (Battle of Stamford and Hastings) and maintaining control under King William’s leadership
  • Life under the Normans: Economic, political and social
  • The Norman Church and monasticism

The historic environment of Norman England. This will include a depth study of a Norman site e.g. castle or battle ground

3rd April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

27th April Parents’ Evening

5 (5 weeks)
6 (7 weeks) Conflict and tension in Asia: 1950-1975

Content includes:

  • Understanding of geographical area
  • Context of Cold War
  • Causes of Korean War

Students will have a summer holiday project that covers the events of the Korean War in preparation for Year 11

Week commencing 19th June: Year 10 exam week. They will sit a Paper 2 mock, requiring them to revise Britain: Health and People and Norman England

26th June Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 Year 11

Course title: GCSE History Exam board: OCR Specification code: J415
How will students be assessed?
Students at the end of Year 11 will sit two exam papers:

Paper 1: Study in development (Medicine Through Time) and study in depth (American West 1840-1895). This exam is two hours in length and is worth 45% of the GCSE qualification.

Paper 2: Historical Source Investigation (Public Health in Britain 1800-1914). This exam is one hour and thirty minutes and is worth 30% of the GCSE qualification.

Controlled assessment: Completed in Year 10 and worth 25% of the GCSE qualification

Half term     Key content
1 (7 weeks) Medicine in the Prehistoric World: the nature of the evidence, beliefs in spirits and the treatments used by medicine men, practical knowledge and resulting treatments

Medicine in Ancient Egypt: the development of Egyptian civilisation and its impact on medicine, the coexistence in Egyptian society of spiritual and natural beliefs and treatments, anatomy and the causes of disease

Medicine in Ancient Greece: Asclepius, theory of the Four Humours and resulting treatments, Hippocrates, developments in knowledge of anatomy and surgery at Alexandria

Medicine in Ancient Rome: Greek ideas and doctors,  public health, Galen’s ideas about physiology, anatomy and treatment

Medicine in the Middle Ages: the impact of the collapse of the Roman Empire on,  impact of Christianity and Islam on medicine, the reasons for the acceptance of Galenic medicine, the continuance of supernatural beliefs/ treatments, developments in surgery, living conditions, the role of women and hospitals and caring for the ill

17th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

Mock Exams commence 9th December until 16th December

The Y11 Mock exam will be a complete Paper 1: Assessing American West (studied in Year 10) and Medicine Through Time from prehistoric times to the end of the Middle Ages

2 (7 weeks)
3 (7 weeks) 9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)

16th February Parents Evening

Medicine in the Renaissance: the rebirth of Greek ideas, Vesalius, Paré, Harvey and Quacks,

Medicine in the 19th and 20th Century: Vaccination and cures including the work of Jenner, Pasteur and Koch

9th January data collection (mock grade, PEG and ATL)                             16th February Parents Evening

4 (6 weeks) Medicine in the 19th and 20th Century: Vaccination and cures including the work of Erlich, Fleming and Florey and Chain

Surgery in the 19th and 20th Century: Pain, infection and blood loss. Impact of War and developments in science and Technology

Public Health in the 19th Century: Conditions at the start of the 19th Century, improvements made throughout the 19th Century with a focus on the work of key individuals, role of government and developments in Science and Technology

20th March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (5 weeks) Public Health in the 20th Century: Liberal Social Reforms, role of key individuals, introduction of the NHS

Revision for Paper 1 and Paper 2

 Year 12

Course title: Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7041
How will students be assessed?  A-level students must take assessments in all three of the following components.

Component 1 Breadth study: Written exam,  2 hours 30 minutes, three questions (one compulsory), 80 marks, 40% of A-level.

Component 2: Depth study: Written exam,  2 hours 30 minutes, three questions (one compulsory), 80 marks, 40% of A-level

Component 3: Historical investigation (Personal study): Coursework, 3000–3500 words, 40 marks, 20% of A-level, marked by teachers, moderated by AQA.

Half term Key content:

Component 2 (Depth Study): Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945

Part one: the Weimar Republic, 1918–1933

Key Content

Component 1 (Breadth Study): The Tudors: England 1485 – 1603

Part one: consolidation of the Tudor Dynasty: England, 1485–1547

1

(7 weeks) 17th October data Y12

collection

The Establishment and early years of Weimar, 1918–1924

  • The impact of war and the political crises of October to November 1918; the context for the establishment of the Weimar Constitution; terms, strengths and weaknesses
  • The Peace Settlement: expectations and reality; terms and problems; attitudes within Germany and abroad
  • Economic and social issues: post-war legacy and the state of the German economy and society; reparations, inflation and hyperinflation; the invasion of the Ruhr and its economic impact; social welfare and the social impact of hyperinflation
  • Political instability and extremism; risings on the left and right, including the Kapp Putsch; the political impact of the invasion of the Ruhr; the Munich Putsch; problems of coalition government and the state of the Republic by 1924
Henry VII, 1485–1509

  • Henry Tudor’s consolidation of power: character and aims; establishing the Tudor dynasty
  • Government: councils, parliament, justice, royal finance, domestic policies
  • Relationships with Scotland and other foreign powers; securing the succession; marriage alliances
2

(7 weeks) 9th January Y12 data collection

  • Society: churchmen, nobles and commoners; regional division; social discontent and rebellions
  • Economic development: trade, exploration, prosperity and depression
  • Religion; humanism; arts and learning
3

(7 weeks)

Mock Exams 1: Tuesday 31st Jan-Friday 3rd Feb

The ‘Golden Age’ of the Weimar Republic, 1924–1928

  • Economic developments: Stresemann; the Dawes Plan; industry, agriculture and the extent of recovery; the reparations issue and the Young Plan
  • Social developments: social welfare reforms; the development of Weimar culture; art, architecture, music, theatre, literature and film; living standards and lifestyles
  • Political developments and the workings of democracy: President Hindenburg; parties ; elections and attitudes to the Republic from the elites and other social groups; the position of the extremists, including the Nazis and Communists; the extent of political stability
  • Germany’s international position; Stresemann’s foreign policy aims and achievements including: Locarno; the League of Nations; the Treaty of Berlin; the end of allied occupation and the pursuit of disarmament
Henry VIII, 1509–1547

  • Henry VIII: character and aims; addressing Henry VII’s legacy
  • Religion: renaissance ideas; reform of the Church; continuity and change by 1547
  • Government: Crown and Parliament, ministers, domestic policies including the establishment of Royal Supremacy
4

(6 weeks)

Y12 Data Drop: 27th February (Mock Exam Results)

Y12 Parents’ Evening: 16th March

  • Relationships with Scotland and other foreign powers; securing the succession
  • Society: elites and commoners; regional issues and the social impact of religious upheaval; rebellion
5

(5 weeks)

Mock Exams 2: Monday 15th May-Friday 19th May

The Collapse of Democracy, 1928–1933

  • The economic, social and political impact of the Depression: elections; governments and policies
  • The appeal of Nazism and Communism; the tactics and fortunes of the extremist parties, including the role of propaganda
  • Hindenburg, Papen, Schleicher and the ‘backstairs intrigue’ leading to Hitler’s appointment as chancellor
  • Political developments: the Reichstag Fire; parties and elections; the Enabling Act and the end of democracy; the state of Germany by March 1933
  • Economic development: trade, exploration, prosperity and depression
  • Revision and Exam Prep.
Key content      Component 3
6 (7 weeks)

Data Drop Reports begin Monday 3rd July – Mock Exam grade 2 to be entered here.

Launch of Coursework.

A personal study based on a topic of student’s choice. This should take the form of a question in the context of approximately 100 years. It must not duplicate the content of options chosen for Components 1 and 2.

Lessons will cover key generic areas of topic choice, research skills, note taking, source evaluation, devising a question etc

King Henry VII

1 + 2 Intro to the Tudors

3 + 4 Henry seizes power

5 Consolidation of Power – Henry’s Decisions

6 Consolidation of Power imposters and usurpers

7 Government

8 Justice and Royal Finance

9 Source questions

10 Domestic Policies a closer look

11 + 12 Relationships with Scotland and other Foreign Powers Context

13 Henry VII and Scotland + securing the succession

14 Securing the Succession and Marriage alliances

15 Henry VII society

16 Regional divisions

17 Rebellion

18 + 19 Economic Development

20 The Medieval Church

21 Humanism and intellectual development

End of unit 1Year 12 Timed Essay

File Check Point v1

File Check Point 2

Religion and the Church Quiz 12A

Society catagories

King Henry VIII

1 Intro to Henry VIII

2 Henry’s Aims

3 Government, role of parliament

4 Conciliar Government, Court, Council and Chamber

5 Wolsey

6 The Great Matter

7 Domestic Policies Under Cromwell

8 Govt summary

9 Foreign Relations and Securing the Succession

10 Elites and Commoners + regional Issues

11 Upheaval and rebellion

12 Historiography of rebellion

13 Birth of capitalism article

13 Economic development

14 Intro to Catholic Faith

15 Overview of Tudor Religion

16 Divorce, Doctrine and Dosh

17 Opposition to Reformation

 Year 13

Course title: Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7041
How will students be assessed?  A-level students must take assessments in all three of the following components.

Component 1 Breadth study: Written exam, 2 hours 30 minutes, three questions (one compulsory), 80 marks, 40% of A-level.

Component 2: Depth study: Written exam,  2 hours 30 minutes, three questions (one compulsory), 80 marks, 40% of A-level

Component 3: Historical investigation (Personal study): Coursework, 3000–3500 words, 40 marks, 20% of A-level, marked by teachers, moderated by AQA.

Half term Key content:

Component 2: Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945

Part one: the Weimar Republic, 1918–1933

Key Content

Component 1 (Breadth Study): The Tudors: England 1485 – 1603

Part 2 – England: turmoil and triumph, 1547–1603

Progress checks on Component 3 will be made throughout.
1

(7 weeks)
Comp 3:

Sept 30th: Submit NEA Question Approval Form

Oct 21st : Formal Progress check on Bibliography

The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933–1939

  • Hitler’s consolidation of power, March 1933–1934: governmental and administrative change and the establishment of the one-party state; the Night of the Long Knives and the impact of the death of President Hindenburg
  • The ‘Terror State’: the police, including the SS and Gestapo; the courts; extent, effectiveness and limitations of opposition and non-conformity; propaganda: aims, methods and impact; extent of totalitarianism
  • Economic policies and the degree of economic recovery; Schacht; Goering; the industrial elites
Instability and consolidation: ‘the Mid-Tudor Crisis’, 1547–1563 (A-level only)

 Edward VI, Somerset and Northumberland; royal authority; problems of succession; relations with foreign powers

 The social impact of religious and economic changes under Edward VI; rebellion; intellectual developments; humanist and religious thought

  •  Mary I and her ministers; royal authority; problems of succession; relations with foreign powers
2

(7 weeks)

  • Social policies: young people; women; workers; the churches; the degree of Volksgemeinschaft; benefits and drawbacks of Nazi rule

The Racial State, 1933–1941

  • The radicalisation of the state: Nazi racial ideology; policies towards the mentally ill, asocials, homosexuals, members of religious sects, the Roma and Sinti
  • Anti-Semitism: policies and actions towards the Jews, including the boycott of Jewish shops and theNuremberg Laws
  • The social impact of religious and economic changes under Mary I; rebellion; intellectual developments; humanist and religious thought
  • Elizabeth I: character and aims; consolidation of power, including the Act of Settlement and relations with foreign powers
  • The impact of economic, social and religious developments in the early years of Elizabeth’s rule
3  (7 weeks)
Comp 3: Jan 6th Detailed Plan of Main EssayJan 20th 2017 Submit sample paragraph, including source evaluation
  • The development of anti-Semitic policies and actions; the effect of the Anschluss; Reichkristallnacht; emigration; the impact of the war against Poland
  • The treatment of Jews in the early years of war: the Einsatzgruppen; ghettos and deportations

The impact of War, 1939–1945

  • Rationing, indoctrination, propaganda and morale; the changing impact of war on different sections of society including the elites, workers, women and youth

The triumph of Elizabeth, 1563–1603

  • Elizabethan government: court, ministers and parliament; factional rivalries
  • Foreign affairs: issues of succession; Mary, Queen of Scots; relations with Spain
  • Society: continuity and change; problems in the regions; social discontent and rebellions
4  (6 weeks)
Comp 3:Feb 27th  Draft submitted for advisory check
  • The wartime economy and the work of Speer; the impact of bombing; the mobilisation of the labour force and prisoners of war
  • Policies towards the Jews and the ‘untermenschen’ during wartime; the Wannsee Conference and the ‘Final Solution’
  • Opposition and resistance in wartime including students, churchmen, the army and civilian critics; assassination attempts and the July Bomb Plot; overview of the Nazi state by 1945
  • Economic development: trade, exploration and colonisation; prosperity and depression
  • Religious developments, change and continuity; the English renaissance and ‘the Golden Age’ of art, literature and music
5  (5 weeks)

Comp 3:

Mar 24th

Final Deadline for full and completed coursework

Revision
  • The last years of Elizabeth: the state of England politically, economically, religiously and socially by 1603
  • Revision and exam prep.