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History

Year 7

The Year 7 history course comprises of three units of work covering: Historical Skills, Norman Britain (from Hastings 1066 - Wars of the Roses) and Tudor England (from the Wars of the Roses to the Restoration of Monarchy; including the English Civil War).

Across these three units pupils will study the following core areas of the KS3 national curriculum: Change and continuity; causes and consequences; significance; source skills; and finally interpretations and representations.

Extra support for their studies is available on request from classroom teachers and the school library which has an extensive collection of reference books tailored to the course.

SEND support in Year 7 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J Tandy.

Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate.

Pupils are offered the chance to attend an extra-curricular trip to Rivington in Bolton to broaden their Humanities understanding.

Pupils can find out more details about the course from their individual history teachers. For prospective pupils who require attention content information, this is available upon request from the Head of Department.
Parents seeking additional information about the demands of the course may request a copy of detailed course content from the Head of Department.

To support their learning in Year 7 pupils can access the BBC History learning website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

Year 8

The Year 8 history course comprises of three units of work covering: Slavery and Industry, Victorian Britain (including the British Empire) and Britain’s role in the World Wars.

Across these three units pupils will study the following core areas of the KS3 national curriculum: Change and continuity; causes and consequences; significance; source skills; and finally interpretations and representations. These skills are extended and developed from those they practiced in Year 7.

At the end of Year 8, pupils have the opportunity to decide whether to continue to study History or Geography at GCSE level, beginning in Year 9.

Extra support for their studies is available on request from classroom teachers and the school library which has an extensive collection of reference books tailored to the course.

SEND support in Year 8 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate.

Pupils are offered the chance to attend an extra-curricular trip to Quarry Bank Mill to broaden their Humanities understanding.

Pupils can find out more details about the course from their individual history teachers. For prospective pupils who require attention content information, this is available upon request from the Head of Department.

Parents seeking additional information about the demands of the course may request a copy of detailed course content from the Head of Department.

Year 9

In Year 9 the pupils begin to study the content required for their AQA GCSE History. We believe in the importance of learning from history. That's why we've selected a specification that enables students to study different aspects of the past, so they can engage with key issues such as conflict, understand what drives change and how the past influences the present.

The GCSE History content comprises the following elements:

  • One period study - Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship
  • One thematic study - Health and the people: c1000 to the present day
  • One wider world depth study – Elizabethan England, c1568–1603
  • One British depth study including the historic environment - Norman England, c1066–c1100.

The course is assessed using the following criteria as laid out by the examination board:

  • AO1: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the period studied.
  • AO2: explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts.
  • AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied.
  • AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied.

Second order historical concepts include continuity, change, cause, consequence, significance, similarity and difference.

During Year 9 pupils will study the causes of World War 1, the fighting that took place in the war and begin their period study looking at Germany between 1890 and the end of World War 2.

Extra support for their studies is available on request from classroom teachers and the school library which has an extensive collection of reference books tailored to the course. Where appropriate, additional intervention will be provided by the History staff in instances where pupils are experiencing difficulties with their studies.

SEND support in Year 9 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate. At GCSE level this often takes the form of additional revision guides and masterclass experiences.

Pupils can find out more details about the course from their individual history teachers. For prospective pupils who require attention content information, this is available upon request from the Head of Department.

Parents seeking additional information about the demands of the course may request a copy of detailed course content from the Head of Department. Additional information including the course specification can be found at the AQA website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145

To support their learning in Year 9 pupils can access the BBC Bitesize revision website at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/

Year 10

In Year 10 the pupils continue to study the content required for their AQA GCSE History:

  • One period study - Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship
  • One thematic study - Health and the people: c1000 to the present day
  • One wider world depth study – Elizabethan England, c1568–1603
  • One British depth study including the historic environment - Norman England, c1066–c1100.

The course is assessed using the following criteria as laid out by the examination board:

The GCSE History content comprises the following elements:

  • AO1: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the period studied.
  • AO2: explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts.
  • AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied.
  • AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied.
  • Second order historical concepts include continuity, change, cause, consequence, significance, similarity and difference.

During Year 10 pupils will study the Migration, empires and people topic and begin to consider the historic environment of Norman England.

Extra support for their studies is available on request from classroom teachers and the school library which has an extensive collection of reference books tailored to the course. Where appropriate, additional intervention will be provided by the History staff in instances where pupils are experiencing difficulties with their studies.

SEND support in Year 10 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate. At GCSE level this often takes the form of additional revision guides and masterclass experiences.

Pupils can find out more details about the course from their individual history teachers. For prospective pupils who require attention content information, this is available upon request from the Head of Department.

Pupils are offered the chance to attend an extra-curricular trip to either a Norman Castle or Cathedral to fulfil the demands of the course and prepare the pupils for their examinations in Year 11.

Parents seeking additional information about the demands of the course may request a copy of detailed course content from the Head of Department. Additional information including the course specification can be found at the AQA website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145

Year 11

In Year 11 the pupils continue to study the content required for their AQA GCSE History.

The GCSE History content comprises the following elements:

  • One period study - Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship
  • One thematic study - Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day
  • One wider world depth study – Conflict and tension, 1894–1918
  • One British depth study including the historic environment - Norman England, c1066–c1100.

The course is assessed using the following criteria as laid out by the examination board:

  • AO1: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the period studied.
  • AO2: explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts.
  • AO3: analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied.
  • AO4: analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied.
  • Second order historical concepts include continuity, change, cause, consequence, significance, similarity and difference.

During Year 11 pupils will study Norman England, c1066-c1100 and finalise their work on the historic environment before beginning their revision in preparation for the examinations in their summer term.

Extra support for their studies is available on request from classroom teachers and the school library which has an extensive collection of reference books tailored to the course. Where appropriate, additional intervention will be provided by the History staff in instances where pupils are experiencing difficulties with their studies.

SEND support in Year 11 is coordinated by school SENCO, Miss J Tandy. Additional resources for Pupil Premium Grant Funding are assessed on a pupil-by-pupil basis where appropriate. At GCSE level this often takes the form of additional revision guides and masterclass experiences.

Pupils can find out more details about the course from their individual history teachers. For prospective pupils who require attention content information, this is available upon request from the Head of Department.

Pupils are offered the chance to attend an extra-curricular trip to a masterclass weekend to prepare the pupils for their examinations in Year 11.

Parents seeking additional information about the demands of the course may request a copy of detailed course content from the Head of Department. Additional information including the course specification can be found at the AQA website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145


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