History

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Subject Leader: M Nutter

Subject Team: S Collings and F Wedd

General Subject Statement:

History at Coombe Dean is based around the idea that knowing our past is essential to knowing who we are, both as human beings in general and as people of the United Kingdom. We hope to capture the imaginations of students by learning about our history in an engaging and challenging way, which can allow them to be informed adults when they leave Coombe Dean.

Key Stage 3 – Years 7 & 8

Subject statement: History at KS3 aims to give students a general grounding in British history from 1066 to the present day. Key skills, such as interrogating evidence, understanding different interpretations of history and developing arguments are also developed.

We use the KS3 National Curriculum as the basis for our studies, although are not constrained by it.

Overview of topics covered

Year 7 Autumn Year 7 Spring Year 7 Summer Year 8 Autumn Year 8 Spring Year 8 Summer
Middle Ages

 

Tudors

Stuarts / Civil War

Complete Stuarts/Civil War

Industrial Revolution

Civil War/Stuarts

Industrial Revolution

Empire and slavery

WWI

WWII

Holocaust

Local study

NB. Please note that we are part way through pupils transitioning from a 3-year to 2-year KS3. Therefore, the year 7s in September 2016 will follow a slightly different Yr 8 model to the one shown here.

Links to useful websites

 

KS4 – Years 9-11

Subject statement: The new reformed GCSE gives students both a broad-brush overview of British and European history from 1066-present, as well as more focused studies of specific areas of history.
Exam board: AQA GCSE History (code: 8145);

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145

 

Overview of topics covered

3-year GCSE

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 9

Medicine Through Time (c1000-1500s). Medicine may be the focus, but the wider purpose is to explore changing attitudes, ideas and technologies from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Enlightenment right through to the present day. Elizabethan England (1588-1603). This topic will look at the religious and political developments during Elizabeth’s reign, along with foreign policy and rebellious attempts to overthrow one of England’s best-known monarchs. Medicine Through Time (c1500s-present). Medicine may be the focus, but the wider purpose is to explore changing attitudes, ideas and technologies from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Enlightenment right through to the present day.

Year 10

International Relations (1919-39). This topic explores the mistakes made with the Treaty of Versailles, the tragedy of failed attempts to maintain peace through the League of Nations and the wider causes of the Second World War. International Relations (1919-39).

Germany (1890-1945). This final topic charts the development of a nation from a less than democratic monarchy before WWI to a liberal democracy in the years 1919-33; and then charts the rise of Hitler and the Nazis and the terrifying control they exerted over Germany in the years 1933-45.

Germany (1890-1945).

Revision and mock exam

Year 11

Additional study of medicine and Elizabethan England topics; exam technique focus. Additional study of international relations and Germany topics; exam technique focus. Final revision and examinations.

2 year GCSE

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 10

  • Medicine Through Time (c1000-present). Medicine may be the focus, but the wider purpose is to explore changing attitudes, ideas and technologies from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Enlightenment right through to the present day.

 

  • Medicine Through Time (c1000-present).
  • Elizabethan England (1588-1603). This topic will look at the religious and political developments during Elizabeth’s reign, along with foreign policy and rebellious attempts to overthrow one of England’s best-known monarchs.
Elizabethan England (1588-1603). This topic will look at the religious and political developments during Elizabeth’s reign, along with foreign policy and rebellious attempts to overthrow one of England’s best-known monarchs.

Year 11

  • International Relations (1919-39). This topic explores the mistakes made with the Treaty of Versailles, the tragedy of failed attempts to maintain peace through the League of Nations and the wider causes of the Second World War, including Hitler’s aggressive foreign policy and Britain’s policy of appeasement.
  • Germany (1890-1945). This final topic charts the development of a nation from a less than democratic monarchy before WWI to a liberal democracy in the years 1919-33; and then charts the rise of Hitler and the Nazis and the terrifying control they exerted over Germany in the years 1933-45.
Revision

Exam Information (Nature of Assessment)

Two examinations:
-Paper 1 (1 hour 45 minutes) – Germany (1890-1945) and International Relations (1919-1939)
– Paper 2 (1 hour 45 minutes) – Medicine Through Time (c1000-present) and Elizabethan England

Links to useful websites

 

KS5 – Years 12-13

Subject statement:
History A Level has been designed to develop students’ knowledge of British history, wider significant modern history (Russia) and to develop personal study skills and student-led learning (personal study). Students are encouraged to develop a life-long love of history, which each of their 3 teachers possess, as well as skills of research, evaluation and interpretation that will be vital in both future studies and the workplace.

Exam board
OCR History: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/as-a-level-gce-history-a-h105-h505-from-2015/

Year 12 – AS Level GCE History A – H105
Year 13 – A Level GCE History A – H505

Overview of topics covered:

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Year 12

Y105 England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII (Enquiry topic: Wars of the Roses 1445–1461)
Y219 Russia 1894–1941
Y105 England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII (Enquiry topic: Wars of the Roses 1445–1461

Y219 Russia 1894–1941

AS examinations

Begin Y100 (‘personal study’ coursework – 3000-4000 word essay)

Begin study of Tudors

 Year 13

Y100 (‘personal study’ coursework – 3000-4000 word essay)

Y307 Tudor Foreign Policy 1485–1603

Y307 Tudor Foreign Policy 1485–1603

Revision of:

Y105 England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII (Enquiry topic: Wars of the Roses 1445–1461)
Y219 Russia 1894–1941

Y307 Tudor Foreign Policy 1485–1603

Revision of:

Y105 England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII (Enquiry topic: Wars of the Roses 1445–1461)
Y219 Russia 1894–1941

A Level examinations

Exam Information (Nature of Assessment)

Year 12: 2 examinations
Y105 England 1445–1509 – 1 hour 30 minutes (worth 50% of AS Level)
Y219 Russia 1894–1941 – 1 hour 30 minutes (worth 50% of AS Level)

Year 13: 3 examination and 1 personal study (coursework)
Y105 England 1445–1509 – 1 hour 30 minutes (worth 25% of AS Level)
Y219 Russia 1894–1941 – 1 hour (worth 15% of A Level)
Y307 Tudor Foreign Policy 1485–1603 – 2 hours 30 minutes (worth 40% of A Level)

Y100 Personal Study – 3000-4000 word essay (worth 20 % of A Level)

Links to useful websites (and wider reading):
The Hollow Crown by Dan Jones
A People’s Tragedy by Orlando Figes

Other Information

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