History

History

Key Stage 3

Year Group

Areas of Study

7

Each Unit is assessed on the basis of a student’s progress in the development of their historical skills

Unit 1: What is History: Why should we study the past and what are the skills we need to do so?

Unit 2: What was the Battle of Hastings and why did the Normans win?

Unit 3: Medieval England: What were the problems that Medieval Monarchs faced?

Unit 4: Europe and the age of exploration: Why did the Spanish Conquer the Incas?

Unit 5: Who were the Tudors and how did they influence England?

 

8

Each Unit is assessed on the basis of a student’s progress in the development of their historical skills

 

Unit 1: Why was there an English Civil War and what were the consequences?

Unit 2: What was the Transatlantic Slave Trade and why was it abolished?

Unit 3: What was the French Revolution and how did it change the world?

Unit 4: What was the Industrial revolution and how did change the UK?

Unit 5: Why did the Industrial revolution lead to an age of Empires?

9

Each Unit is assessed on the basis of a student’s progress in the development of their historical skills

Unit 1: Discovery Learning: To what extent was Germany to blame for the First World War

Unit 2: Discovery Learning: To what extent were the British soldiers of the First World War Lions led by Donkeys?

Unit 3: What happened to the Romanovs?

Unit 4: To what extent was Hitler to blame for the Second World War?

Unit 5: Did the Suffragettes succeed? 

 

Years 10/11

Subject: History                                                (Edexcel)

Link to other subjects/degrees/careers:

 

History is a key facilitation subject. It is based around core skills of information analysis and processing. As such History links to virtually all careers and educational paths at GCSE. The direct career paths that are open to history students include:

 

·        Law

·        Archaeology

·        Journalism

·        Teaching

·        Research

 

The Russell Group Universities have noted that students who apply to study mathematics and science based courses benefit from the alternative perspective that a history course offers.

 

We are very proud of the number of students studying History who go on to study History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics or Government and Politics at university. We have also had students who have entered local and national politics.

 

Skills/competencies developed:

 

·        Information processing

·        Analysis

·        Conclusion forming

·        Research

 

Content:

 

OCR Schools History Course

 

·        Development Study: Medicine and Health Through Time

·        Depth Study: Germany 1919-45 and The American West

·        Controlled Assessment: The Israelis and the Arabs