History

Year 7

Throughout the history curriculum in Year 7 students will engage in two key enquiries:

  • Prehistoric to the Mucky Middle Ages: how marvellous was medicine and surgery?
  • How did a sandwich lead to 20 million deaths (an investigation into World War One)?

In history, students focus on the skills of being able to explain and analyse events which include skills of assessing four areas:

  • cause and consequence
  • significance and making judgement
  • change and continuity
  • knowledge and understanding – writing to describe or explain.

In addition, they develop source skills which include the following:

  • using evidence and making comparisons 
  • interpretations
  • evaluating utility.

Year 8

Throughout the history curriculum in Year 8, students will engage in two key enquiries:

  • Why was London a good place to kill?
  • Is terrorism a new crime?

In history, students focus on the skills of being able to explain and analyse events which include skills of assessing four areas:

  • cause and consequence
  • significance and making judgement
  • change and continuity
  • knowledge and understanding – writing to describe or explain

In addition, students develop source skills in three main disciplines:

  • using evidence and making comparisons
  • interpretations
  • evaluating utility

Year 9

In Year 9 students study the Edexcel history course. The students are prepared for their thematic study and the historic environment which is ‘medicine in Britain 1250-present’ and a case study on injuries, treatment and the trenches.The key skills that are assessed during this unit of work include the following:

  • the ability to analyse and evaluate sources and frame historical questions
  • the development of knowledge and understanding of the key features of the period, including the assessing of similarities.
  • analysis of continuity/change
  • analysis and evaluation of cause and consequence

Year 10

In Year 10, students continue to study the Edexcel history course. The students are prepared for their thematic study and the historic environment which is ‘medicine in Britain 1250-present’ and a case study on injuries, treatment and the trenches.The key skills that are assessed during this unit of work include the following:

  • the ability to analyse and evaluate sources and frame historical questions
  • the development of knowledge and understanding of the key features of the period, including the assessing of similarities.
  • analysis of continuity/change
  • analysis and evaluation of cause and consequence

Year 11

In Year 11, students continue with their GCSE course. The final year will see students prepared for their controlled assessment on Vietnam and also study the transformation of surgery 1845-1918 for their paper 3 examination.
The final year of the course continues to strengthen and develop the following historical skills:

  • explore consequence, causation or change in a historical context;
  • carry out a historical enquiry;
  • analyse and evaluate how the past has been interpreted and
    represented in different ways using a range of evidence;
  • knowledge and recall of key features studied.