History

Curriculum Aims

The history curriculum aims to embed a range of historical skills which are developed from year 7 - year 11. These skills include the following assessment objectives.

AO1- Describe

AO2- Explain with second order concepts including, cause and consequence, change and continuity, significance and similarity and differences.

AO3- Source analysis and evaluation

AO4- Interpretations

Throughout KS3 and KS4 students will be assessed using these learning objectives through a variety of question stems in preparation for the GCSE exam.

The Importance of History

History is a subject that is guaranteed to make you think about the world and changes it has experienced. Looking back at world events will help you make sense of the world you live in today. All through the course our main efforts are to find out what happened and explain why people behaved in the way they did. This attempt to understand human behaviour is the most important part of the study of History. History is a subject that involves discussion, arguments, analysis and investigations which students enjoy contributing to and taking part in.

Long-term plan (2018/19)

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

Year 8

Britain At War

Hitler's Germany

Holocaust

JFK

The Cold War

Jack The Ripper

Year 7

William the….what?....

Rats, Rebels and Murder

The Tudors

Black People of the Americas part 1 (Slavery)

Black People of the Americas part 2 (Civil Rights)

Black People of the Americas part 2 (Civil Rights)

KS3

During KS3 students will study a variety of topics in line with the national curriculum. Topics have been chosen to provide a varied and dynamic curriculum. One which not only excites students but also allows for stretch and challenge to embedded into their daily diet.

Assessment at KS3 follows the same rigour as KS4 and students are assessed at the end of every topic using GCSE question stems.

KS4

Long-term plan (2018/19)

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

Year 11

Britain health and the people. Medicine stands still and the beginnings of change

A revolution in Medicine and Modern Medicine

Norman England- Conquest and control

Life under the Normand and religion

Historic Environment- revision

Exam:03/06/19 and 06/06/19

Year 10

Britain health and the people. Medicine stands still and the beginnings of change

A revolution in Medicine

Modern Medicine & Norman Conquest

Life under the Normans

The Norman Church and Monasticism

Historic Environment and revision

Year 9

Conflict and Tensions 1918-1939 (Treaty of Versailles & LoN)

Conflict and Tensions 1918-1939 (LoN & HFP)

Conflict and Tensions 1918-1939 (HFP)

America 1920-1973 (Boom)

America 1920-1973 (Bust)

America 1920-1973 (Post War America & Revision)

The GCSE curriculum at Red House Academy follows the AQA specification and is in line with all NET schools. Assessment objectives are identical to those we embed at KS3.

Course Description

Exam board Website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history

Course Specification: AQA History

Progress 8 Slot:EBacc

The new 1-9 GCSE in History consists of two papers. Each paper has two sections.

Paper 1- Understanding the Modern World

Section A: America Opportunity and Inequality 1920-1973

This section looks at a variety of key areas in American history including 1920s Boom, Flappers, Gangsters, Prohibition, the Great Depression, the New Deal, the Civil Rights Movement and Feminism.

Assessment questions for this unit cover the following:

Q1) How do the interpretations differ? (4 marks) AO4

Q2) Why do the interpretations differ? (4 marks) AO4

Q3) Which interpretations do you find the most convincing? (8 marks) AO4

Q4) Describe two features of (4 marks) AO1

Q5) In what ways was X affected by Y (8 mark) AO1 & AO2

Q6) Which of the following was the most important reason for (12 marks) AO1 & AO2

Section B: Conflict and Tensions 1918-1939

This section looks at international relations in Europe from the end of WW1 until the outbreak of WW2. It includes details on the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations and Hitler's foreign policy.

Assessment questions for this unit cover the following:

Q1) Source A opposes X. How do you know? (4 marks) AO3

Q2) How useful are sources B and C for learning about Y. (12 marks) AO3

Q3) Write an account of (8 marks) AO1

Q4) 'X was the main cause of Y' How far do you agree? (16 marks plus 4 SPAG) AO1 & AO2

Paper 2-Shaping the Nation.

Section A- Britain Health and the People c1000 - Present Day

This section looks at the development of health over time and is a breadth study. Students will cover a variety of events and individuals including the significance of Hippocrates and Galen, Vesalius, Pare, Hunter, Jenner, the Black Death the Great Plague and many more.

Assessment questions for this unit cover the following:

Q1) How useful is source A for learning about? (8 marks) AO3

Q2) Explain the significance (8 marks) AO1 & AO2

Q3) Compare X to Y. In what ways are they similar? (8 marks) AO1 & AO2

Q4) Has X been the most significant factor in Y? (16 marks plus 4 SPAG) AO1 & AO2

Section B- Norman England 1066 - c1100

This section looks at the Norman conquest and its impact on Saxon England. It covers the contenders for the English throne, the Battle of Hastings, Norman law and order and much more.

Assessment questions for this unit cover the following:

Q1) How convincing is interpretation A? (8 marks) AO4

Q2) Explain what was important about? (8 marks) AO1 & AO2

Q3) Write and account of (8 marks) AO1 & AO2

Q4) Historic environment specified site. 'X was the mains cause of Y' How far do you agree? (16 marks) AO1 & AO2

Each paper last 1 hour 45 minutes and is out of 44 marks- 50% of the GCSE grade.

Departmental statement

The History Department aims to ensure that each student gets the encouragement, guidance and opportunity they need to achieve a minimum of their target grade in their GCSE.

Careers

Useful links

Spartacus Educational

John d Clare

Revise GCSE History

GCSE Bite Size

For more information, contact Mrs N Carson, Associate Assistant Principal, Curriculum Leader for Humanities, MFL & Life.