History

 Year 9 History 2017-18

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

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) Causes of World War 1

Propaganda and Enlistment – Why did men join up?

Intro to Holocaust

31 October Tutor Evening

3 (5 weeks) Holocaust

Hitler’s rise to power

What was life like in Nazi Germany

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

29 January Option Evening

1 February Parents’ Evening

8  February Parents’ Evening

4 (6 weeks) Causes of World War 2

  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Expansion of Germany
  • Appeasement

Was the USA right to drop the Atom Bomb?

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

5 (6 weeks) Civil Rights in the USA

  • Slavery
  • The impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • The Jim Crow Era
6 (7 weeks)
  • 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

Week commencing 18 June: Year 9 exam week

12 July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

Year 10 History

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) 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

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks)
  • 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
3 (5 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.

15 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

19 March data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

19 April Parents’ Evening

Week commencing 18 June: Year 10 exam week

12  July Data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

4 (6 weeks)
5 (6 weeks)
6 (7 weeks)

 Y11 2018-19

Half term Key content
1 Conflict and tension in Asia: 1950-1975

Content includes:

  • Understanding of geographical area
  • Context of Cold War
  • Causes of Korean War
  • End of Korean War
  • Causes of Vietnam War: End of French colonial rule, US involvement under President Kennedy, Eisenhower, Johnson and Nixon
  • Vietcong Tactics
  • Opposition to War and use of media to oppose
  • Ending of the War

Year 11 Mock Exam will be a P2 (1 hour 45) and 50 mins on Asia (Paper 1)

2
3 American 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation

Content includes:

  • Geography of North America
  • Life of Plains Indians
  • Early settlers : Motives for movement
  • Mormons
  • Conflict on the Plains (1850s and 1860s)
  • American Civil War: Causes and Consequences
  • Homesteaders
  • Resolution of “Indian problem” including Battle of Little Big Horn, reservations, Dawes Act, Battle of Wounded Knee and the closing of the frontierRevision for Paper 1 and Paper 2 for final two weeks
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 Year 11 History

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) Conflict and tension in Asia: 1950-1975

Content includes:

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

The historic environment of Norman England. This will include a depth study of a Norman site e.g. castle or battle ground- site visit to Durham cathedral Oct 4th tbc

25 September Reports Open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

2 (8 weeks) ·         Causes of Vietnam War: End of French colonial rule, US involvement under President Kennedy, Eisenhower, Johnson and Nixon

  • Vietcong Tactics
  • Opposition to War and use of media to oppose
  • Ending of the War

Year 11 Mock Exam will be a P2 (1 hour 45) and 50 mins on Asia (Paper 1) 14 December – 20 December  Mock Exams

3 (5 weeks) American 1840-1895: Expansion and consolidation

Content includes:

  • Geography of North America
  • Life of Plains Indians
  • Early settlers : Motives for movement
  • Mormons
  • Conflict on the Plains (1850s and 1860s)
  • American Civil War: Causes and Consequences
  • Homesteaders
  • Resolution of “Indian problem” including Battle of Little Big Horn, reservations, Dawes Act, Battle of Wounded Knee and the closing of the frontier

Revision for Paper 1 and Paper 2 for final two weeks

9 January data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

22 Feb Parents’ Evening

1 March Parents’ Evening

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 Year 12 History

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) 16th October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

 

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

(8 weeks)

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

 

3 (5 weeks)

1 Feb  Mock Exams

 

 

 

 

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)

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

8  March Parents’ Evening

  • 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

(6 weeks)

 

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 (6 weeks)

11 June Reports Open

27 June – 3 July Exam Week

9 July data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

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

 

 Year 13 History

Course title: History 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
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)

18 September UCAS Data Drop

9 October- Reports open

16 October data collection (CWA,PEG and ATL)

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 (8 weeks)

12 December Parents’ Evening

  • 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 the Nuremberg 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 (5 weeks)

1 Feb- 5 Feb Mock exams

 

  • 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)

26 Feb data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

 

  • 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 (6 weeks)

23 April data collection (CWA, PEG and ATL)

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