Key Stage 3 

At KS3 we focus on equipping students with the skills that they will require for future study which focus on gaining an historical perspective on the world around us.  They also develop a clear chronological framework of British and World History becoming able to identify significant events, people and places.  History taught through a variety of engaging and challenging enquiry questions which enable students to develop their own curiosity for the subject.

Year 7

During this year students develop and use historical concepts to investigate a variety of topics ranging from examining Native American Tribes, Pirates, Local History before examining the impact of 1066 and the changes this had for England.

Year 8

Students develop their historical skills, further examining the turbulent years of the Tudors and Stuarts and examining British History up to the Industrial Revolution.

Year 9

Having chosen History students can expect a focus on preparing them with the skills and necessary knowledge for their GCSE exams. This will include examining the history of modern Britain as well as studying the changes in crime and punishment.

 

Key Stage 4

Examination board / awarding body: OCR B

Why study History?

History encourages learners to become curious, to develop their own opinions based on a respect for evidence, and to build a deeper understanding of the present by engaging with and questioning the past.  It brings together people, events and issues and will stimulate a desire to explore the similarities and differences between people’s lives in the past and their own lives now.

Content

  • Making of America: 1789-1900
  • Living Under Nazi Rule: 1933-1945
  • The Elizabethans: 1580-1603
  • Crime and Punishment: 1250-Present Day
  • History Around Us: Berry Pomeroy Castle Fieldtrip

Assessment

At the end of the course they will have three exams which will form their final grade:

  • Making of America: 1789-1900 / Living Under Nazi Rule: 1933-1945 (40%)
  • The Elizabethans: 1580-1603 / Crime and Punishment: 1250-Present Day (40%)
  • History Around Us: Berry Pomeroy Castle Fieldtrip (20%)

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