History is offered/delivered at KS3 level to students within the School and taught on a regular weekly basis as part of the Humanities Department. Support is also given to those who wish to pursue the subject further at higher level; for either Entry Level Certificate or GCSE Level.
Teaching is provided on a regular basis by the appointed History Tutor and based within the Humanities classrooms on the first floor. Lessons and teaching are delivered through; teacher explanation and talks, directed reading or study, research, online videos and class debate/discussion. The overall aim to provide a stimulating and varied approach to the study.
Selected from the Government National Curriculum, include:
- Civil Rights Movement – Tudor Times
- Nazi Germany – Women’s Movement (Suffragettes)
- World War Two – Greek Mythology
Higher Level Topics/Subjects:
OCR Entry Level Certificate; 2 Topic Tests (70%) & 1 Assignment (30%)
- Crime and Punishment (Topic Test: 40%)
- Germany 1925-1955 (Topic Test: 30%)
- A person, event or development chosen by Student (Assignment: 30%)
AQA GCSE Full Course; 2 Two Exam Papers (50% each / 84 marks)
Paper 1 – Germany 1890-1945: Democracy & Dictatorship
– Conflict & Tension: 1918-1939
Paper 2 – Britain: Health & the People: c1000 to the present day
At KS3 level end of topic assessments with subject related questions are set to assist in establishing benchmark level of students. At higher level regular assessments are completed in lessons with exam-style questions/practice exam papers to measure performance towards GCSE target grade.
Contact: Mark Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org)