History

History

Students should learn to have a sense of chronology and period and will have looked at History from different perspectives: for example, at different times, at different classes, genders, races, and countries. Students should understand that History is what people say about the past and what they choose to discuss, that by choosing to study something we are making a judgement about its importance and what we have studied is only a selection of all that has happened. The interests, prejudices and context of the historian affects what they choose to study and what they argue.

Students should understand that Historians use evidence to create interpretations of the past and that their argument/ interpretation is then judged by the quality of its argument as well as the selection and use of the supporting evidence
Students should also understand an overview and key parts of the History of the UK and be able to use the tools and concepts (2nd order and substantive) of the discipline to critically approach questions about the past and to communicate effectively their response. These key concepts are: Causation, Change, Significance and the use of evidence in an enquiry

Overview

Year

Term

Topic(s)

Year 7

Autumn

NA – taught as part of Humanities

Spring

NA – taught as part of Humanities

Summer

NA – taught as part of Humanities

Year 8

Autumn

Medicine through time – Public health

The impact of the Industrial Revolution and the development of the Slave Trade

Spring

Resistance and Abolition

The Civil Rights Movement in the USA

Summer

The First World War at home and abroad

The rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party

The horrors of the Second World War: The Holocaust, Dresden bombings and the atomic bomb

Year 9

Autumn

Who were the Tudors?

Elizabeth – Problems and threats

Spring

Elizabeth – Exploration and society

James I and the Gunpowder Plot

The History of political ideas

Summer

Democracy and government in the UK

The Victorians and the Industrial Revolution

Year 10

Autumn

Russia:

How was Lenin able to replace the Tsar?

How did Lenin and Stalin change Russia?

Spring

What happened during the Second World War?

Superpower Relations: What was the Cold War and when did it start?

Summer

Superpower Relations: From Détente to the Collapse of the USSR

Terrorism

Year 11

Autumn

Crime and Punishment Over Time

Whitechapel

Spring

Revision

Summer

Revision and Exams

GCSE course – History Option AR Edexcel (1HIOAR)