History

History

History teaches us why we are who we are

History is taught within the Social Sciences Faculty, and enjoys access to a wide variety of resources, from ICT suites to a modern library and more. The department offers an engaging and fun curriculum to captivate students’ minds in order to drive them to success.

The department, consisting of three specialist teachers, is committed to raising the profile of History as a subject: we passionately believe in its value as an academic subject which should be central to a child’s education. This passion is seen in everyday lessons, using a curriculum carefully crafted and constantly evolving to suit the needs of our students, providing them with the necessary skills for success as well as equipping them with a thirst for history for life.

Key Stage 3

    Year 7 Year 8
Winter Term 1 “Were the Romans Civilised?”

 

Introduction to AO skills and baseline testing

Reading List: Jones, P, Veni Vidi Vici. Beard, M: SPQR

“Was 18th Century America the ‘Land of the Free’?”
2 “How did William Control England?”

 

 

GCSE Link: Norman Conquest

Local Study: Domesday Book records

Reading List: Morris: Conquest

“How much of a role did Stoke on Trent play in the Industrial Revolution?”

 

Local Study: throughout

Reading List: Brindle, Brunel: the Man who Built the World

Spring Term 3 “Who really had the Power in Medieval England?”

 

 

GCSE Link: Crime and Punishment

Reading List: Jones D, Realm Divided; Jones T, Medieval Lives

“Did the Industrial Revolution Benefit Everyday People?”

 

Field Trip: Gladstone Pottery Museum

Local Study: throughout

Reading List: Shaw, When I was a Child

4 Castles Project

 

 

Field Trip: Warwick Castle

GCSE Link: History around us / Norman Conquest

 

“Was the British Empire a Force for Good?”

 

Reading List: Ferguson, N: Empire: How Britain made the Modern World

 

 

Summer Term 5 “Did the Tudors Strengthen or Weaken England?”

 

Local Study: Hulton Abbey

Reading List: de Lisle, Tudor the Family Story

“Was WWI all Mud, Blood and Poppycock?”

 

Local study: Tunstall soldiers at the Somme

Field Trip: Staffs Regt Museum/France?

Reading List: Corrigan: Mud Blood and Poppycock

6 “Was Charles I to Blame for his own Downfall?”

 

Local Study: Battle of Nantwich

 

Reading List: Hunt: The English Civil War at First Hand

“What were the most significant events of WWII?

 

Local Study: Spitfire/Lidice

 

Key Stage 4

Students entering Year 9 will be following the OCR Schools History Project syllabus at GCSE.

Content Overview Assessment Overview
Thematic Study:

Crime and Punishment 1250 – present

Paper 1

80 marks

 

1hr 45

20% of GCSE
British Depth Study:

Norman Conquest 1066-1087

20% of GCSE
History Around Us:

Warwick Castle

Paper 2

40 marks + 10 SPAG

1hr

20% of GCSE
Period Study:

Viking Expansion c.750 – 1050

Paper 3

80 marks

 

1hr 45

20% of GCSE
World Depth Study:

Living under Nazi Rule 1933-1945

20% of GCSE

 

This is taught across the three years in the following order:

    Year 9 Year 10

 

Year 11
Winter Term 1 WW2

END OF KS3

British Depth Study:

Norman Conquest 1066-1087

 

World Depth Study:

Living under Nazi Rule 1933-1945

2 World Depth Study:

Living under Nazi Rule 1933-1945

Spring Term 3 Thematic Study:

Crime and Punishment 1250 – present

 

 

Period Study:

Viking Expansion c.750 – 1050

 

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Summer Term 5 History Around Us Revision
6 History Around Us