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HISTORY

In History we offer a wide and diverse curriculum that attempts, above all else, to imbue in the students a love for the discipline that will stay with them long after they have left the classroom. It is particularly important to emphasise that history is constantly changing and totally challenging.

Students are encouraged to take an active role in the learning process; there is emphasis on group work, self-expression and decision-making processes. Students are also actively encouraged to reflect upon their learning, both through Assessment for Learning (AfL) activities and as a consequence of student tracking meetings.

The use of artefacts, site visits and role play are just three areas of innovation developed over the last three years to aid student learning.

- Mr Harris, Head of History

Lower Years History

The lower years curriculum will involve the following:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn
Term

History Key Skills and the Norman Conquest: Why was William such a successful King?

Medieval Power: Who had most power in the Middle Ages - the Church, the King, Parliament or the people?
 

The French Revolution and 19th Century Britain: Why was there a revolution in France and not one in Britain?

The US Civil War and the Civil Rights Struggle: How did the Black Peoples of America achieve their freedom?

Spring
Term

The Tudors: How did the Tudors change Britain?

The English Civil War: Was Oliver Cromwell and hero or a villain?




 

Warfare in the 20th Century: Why was the world at war during the 20th century and how did warfare change?

(Focus on the First World War, Second World War and the Cold War)

Nazi Germany: Why did Hitler rise to power and what was life like for the German people at this time?

Summer
Term

The Slave Trade: Why was Britain involved in the slave trade in the 18th century and what impact did it have on the slaves?

The Industrial Revolution and the History of Technology: How did Britain change from an Agricultural to an Industrial Society and how did technology change in that time?

The Holocaust and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Why is there still conflict over the Holy Lands nearly 1000 years

Britain 1945-2000: How did Britain change between: 1945-2000?

Middle Years (Y9-11) History

WHAT WE DO

The middle years curriculum will involve the following:

 

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn
Term

CGS History follows topics from the Edexcel 1-9 History GCSE:

The American West, c1835-95:

The Early Settlement of the West, c1835-62

Development of the Plains, c1862-1876

Medicine in Britain, c1250-Present:

Medicine in Medieval England, c1250-1500 The Medical Renaissance in England, c1500-1700 Medicine in 18th and 19th Century Britain, c1700-1900

 

 

Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-41:

The Bolsheviks in Power, 1917-24 Stalin’s Rise to Power and Dictatorship, 1924-41

 

 

Spring
Term

The American West, c1835-95: Conflicts and Conquest, c1876-1895

Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88:

Queen, Government and Religion, 1558-69

 

Medicine in Britain, c1250-Present:

Medicine in Modern Britain, c1900-Present

The British Sector of the Western Front, 1914-18:

Injuries, Treatments and the TrenchesUse of Sources for Historical Enquiries

FIRST WORLD WAR RESIDENTIAL VISIT: Ypres, Belgium

Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-41:

Economic and Social Changes, 1924-41

FULL COURSE REVISION PROGRAMME

 

 

Summer
Term

Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88:

Challenges to Elizabeth at Home and Abroad, 1569-88

Elizabethan Society in the Age of Exploration, 1558-88

Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-41:

The Revolutions of 1917

 

 

REVISION CONTINUED

 

 

 

Upper Years History

History at A level presentation The upper years curriculum will involve the following:

 

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn
Term

The Quest for Political Stability - Germany, 1871–1991

Key Topic 1: The Kaiserreich, 1871–1914Key Topic 2: Revolution and democracy, 1914–1929

The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007

Introductory Enrichment Module: Labour 1945-51The Affluent Society, 1951–1964

The Sixties, 1964–1970

The Quest for Political Stability - Germany, 1871–1991

Key Topic 3 Continued: The Nazi experiment and its legacy, 1929–1949Key Topic 4: Cold War Germany: Division to unity, 1949–1991

The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007

The Impact of Thatcherism, 1979–1987 (Continued)

Towards a new Consensus, 1987–1997

 

Spring
Term

The Quest for Political Stability - Germany, 1871–1991

Key Topic 3: The Nazi experiment and its legacy, 1929–1949

The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007

The End of Post-War Consensus, 1970–1979

The Impact of Thatcherism, 1979–1987

 

The Quest for Political Stability - Germany, 1871–1991

Key Topic 4 Continued: Cold War Germany: Division to unity, 1949–1991

The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007

The Era of New Labour, 1997–2007

Summer
Term

Pre-1800 Personal Study

A 3500-4000 words personal study based on a topic of your choice from before 1800:

For example…

The CrusadesThe English Civil WarThe French Revolution

The Slave Trade

Revision and exams

 

 

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