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Year 11 (current 2017 cohort) :
Course Title: Modern World History B
Examination Board: AQA (Written examinations 75% and Controlled Assessment 25%)
Entry Requirements (if appropriate): None, but there is a heavy emphasis on literacy and extended writing.
Contact: Mrs R Scott
 
Course Aims:
To help pupils gain a wider understanding of events from the past and the effects they had on society then and the impact we feel today.
Course Description:
Pupils will study;
Paper 1:
• Causes of WW1
• Peace Settlements – Treaty of Versailles and The League of Nations
• Hitler's Foreign Policy
Paper 2:
• USA in the 1920's
• Hitler's Germany
• Race Relations in the USA

Controlled Assessment:
• Britain at War
 
How will I learn?
Pupils will develop knowledge and understanding of Modern Historical events along with skills in source analysis and evaluation. They will also focus on examination techniques ready to sit two final exams after a two year course.
Residential: A trip to Poland to visit Auschwitz and speak to a Holocaust survivor is offered to Year 10 pupils.
Possible Career Pathways: Armed forces, police force, the law, social work, journalism, local government, the Civil Service, marketing, tour guide, archaeologist, TV, film and theatre.

Year 9, 10, 11 – 2017 onwards:
Course Title: GCSE 9-1 History
Examination Board: Edexcel (Written examinations 100%)
Entry Requirements (if appropriate): None, but there is a heavy emphasis on literacy and extended writing.
Contact: Mrs R Scott
 
Course Aims:
The new History specification is designed to ensure a broad content covering the modern world and events that shaped the nation. It will help pupils to understand and analyse the causes of some of the major historical events and changes of the past. In addition, pupils will develop investigative and analytical skills and grow a greater appreciation of historical causation.
Course Description:
Pupils will study;
Paper 1 (30%): Medicine through Time:
Section A

  • Medieval medicine
  • Renaissance medicine
  • Industrial medicine
  • Present day medicine

Section B

  • Medicine during WW1

Paper 2 (40%): Period study and British depth study:
Section A

  • Elizabeth I – government, religion and society

Section B

  • American West – early settlements and developments of the plains

Paper 3 (30%): Modern Depth Study:

  • America 1954 – 75
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Protest and progress
  • US involvement in the Vietnam War
  • End of the Vietnam War

How will I learn?
The lessons will have interesting content which will make use of thinking skills activities, paired and group work and development of historical knowledge. Pupils will learn how to construct extended answers and develop essay writing skills. The use of historical sources is another key skill that pupils will need to use, especially when studying the historic environment part of the course.
Residential: A trip to Poland to visit Auschwitz and speak to a Holocaust survivor is offered to Year 10 pupils to enrich their knowledge and understanding of events that shape our past.
Possible Career Pathways: Armed forces, police force, the law, social work, journalism, local government, the Civil Service, marketing, tour guide, archaeologist, TV, film and theatre.


 Year 7 and 8:
Subject summary: Year 7 History Programme of Study
In Year 7 pupils will study a variety of different knowledge topics and will begin to develop historical skills. The programme of study includes the following topics: Historical skills, Famous Figures through History, The Romans, The Medieval World, The British Empire, The Black Peoples of America, The Black Death, The Battle of Hastings, Jack the Ripper and the Tudors.
The aim of these topics is to enable your child to develop a sound knowledge of both English history and the wider world during and beyond the medieval period. By investigating past events they will be able to understand issues of social conflict such as class inequality as well as religious conflict and co-operation. At the end of Y7 your child should be better informed, able to make reasoned judgments and debate their point of view, whilst appreciating that the opinion of others is equally valid. They will develop some valuable transferable skills: information source analysis, classification, research, essay-writing, argument construction, group-work, debate and discussion skills.


Subject summary: Year 8 History Programme of Study
In Year 8 pupils will study British and Modern World History. The programme of study includes the following topics: The Industrial Revolution, USA in the 1920's, World War One, World War Two, Hitler's Germany, The Holocaust and The Vietnam War.
The aim of these topics is to enable your child to develop a sound knowledge of the past events that have had a significant impact upon modern society. At the end of Y8 your child should be well informed, able to make reasoned judgments, debate their point of view and be able to draw parallels between past events. They will continue to develop and build on valuable transferable skills: information source analysis, classification, research, essay writing, argument construction, group-work, debate and discussion skills.

 

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