Why study history?
History teaches you how and why the world came to be as it is today; it provides you with a greater understanding of the world in which you live. History deals with big issues such as racism, power, war, politics, discrimination & terrorism. Only through having some knowledge of history can you comprehend the issues which face us today.
Studying history also develops a range of transferable skills which are highly valued in further and higher education and the world of work, for example: Research skills; problem solving; handling and analysing data; literacy skills e.g. essay writing and analysing texts; how to construct an argument; how to select and use a wide range of evidence.
Key Stage 3 History
The struggle between Church and Crown.
The Black Death.
The Peasants Revolt.
The Elizabethan Age.
Twentieth Century Conflicts.
USA in the Twentieth Century
A pre 1066 study
Key Stage 3 National Curriculum History Programme of Study
KS4 GCSE History
We currently study AQA syllabus B: Modern World History. This is a relevant and interesting course covering various aspects of twentieth century world history. Year 9 students who will now be going into Year 10 in September 2016 will be following a different syllabus with the Edexcel exam board:
Unit 1- International Relations:
- The Origins of the First World War
• Peacemaking 1918-1919 and the League of Nations
• Hitler’s foreign policy and the origins of the Second World War
Unit 2- 20th Century Depth Studies:
- The Roaring 20s: USA 1919-1929
• From Tsardom to Communism; Russia 1914-24
• Depression and the New Deal: The USA, 1929–1941
• Hitler’s Germany 1929-1939
Unit 3- Controlled Assessment
Historical Enquiry: The British people in war
View this PowerPoint presentation for further information on the GCSE History course.
The new GCSE course, for which teaching began with Year 9 in the summer term, is with the Edexcel exam board. The first examinations for this course will take place in 2018.
The four areas of study will be:
Crime and Punishment
The American West
Mr. C. Smith and Mr. J. Davey