History

The History department aims to provide students with an exciting and engaging curriculum that prepares them with key skills and some relevant contextual knowledge to ensure they achieve success at Key Stage 3 and 4. To enthuse students to want to study History at A Level.

Topics are also chosen to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills.

Year Term 1 (a) Term 1 (b) Term 2 (a) Term 2 (b) Term 3 (a) Term 3 (b)
7 Topic: The Romans: Roman Life, the army, Julius Caesar, legacy and medicine/ public health.

Assessment: Source question.

Topic: Contenders to the throne 1066: Battle of Hastings.

Assessment: Extended writing; why did William win?

Topic: 1066: How William kept control; castles, Domesday Book and feudal system.

Assessment: Source question.

Topic: Murder on the Cathedral Floor! Archbishop Thomas Becket.

Assessment: Extended writing; How far do you agree…?

Topic: Magna Carta and Medieval Life.

Assessment: Source question.

Topic: The Black Death: symptoms, Medieval causes and cures and its impact on England.

Assessment: Summer assessment.

8 Topic: The Tudors: a whistle stop tour; religious changes.

Assessment: Source question

Topic: The Tudors: a whistle stop tour; religious changes.

Assessment: Extended writing; Why did Henry marry six times?

Topic: Elizabeth I: Legitimacy of Elizabeth, portraits, Armada, health and medicine.

Assessment: Source question.

Topic: The Slave Trade: origins of Slavery, trade triangle, middle passage, Liverpool’s involvement.

Assessment: Extended writing; How far do you agree…?

Topic: Children in factories: industrial revolution, conditions in the mills, treatment or children, health and changes in medicine. Assessment: Source question. Topic: Titanic: a local study; links to Liverpool, social study of class, examining details of the disaster.

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Summer assessment

9 Topic: Jack the Ripper; conditions in Victorian London, the victims and suspects and reliability of eyewitness evidence/ accounts.

Assessment: Source question.

Topic: World War One; Causes and weaponry

Assessment: Extended writing; causes of WW1.

Topic: World War One; conditions in trenches, including injuries and treatment.

Assessment: Source question

Topic: USA in the 20th century; boom and bust, JFK.

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Extended writing

Topic: USA in the 20th century; Civil Rights

Assessment: Source question

Topic: The Holocaust

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Summer assessment

10 Topic: Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88

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Topic: Elizabethan England, 1558-88

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Topic: The American West, 1835-95

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Topic: The American West, 1835-95

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Topic: Medicine in Britain, 1250-present day

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Topic: Medicine in Britain, 1250-present day

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11 Topic: Historic Environment; the British sector of the Western Front- injuries, treatment and the trenches.

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Topic: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

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Topic: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

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Topic: Revision

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Topic: Revision

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YearTerm 1 (a), Term 1 (b), Term 2 (a)Term 2 (b), Term 3 (a), Term 3 (b)
12        First part of full A Level. Involves the study
of significant historical developments over a period of
fifty years and associated historical interpretations.
Russia 1855-1964
The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007

(Topic – Preserving Autocracy 1855-1917)


(Britain 1951-1964)
        Assessments will be continuous throughout the year and will be based on exam requirements.
Section A – linked to historical interpretations (30 marks)
Section B – Essay questions.
Russia 1855-1964
The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2997
(Britain 1964-1979)


Britain 1979-1990 
13

Second part of full A Level. Involves the study
of significant historical developments over a period of around one hundred years and associated interpretations.

Topic- Emergence of Communist dictatorship
1917-64

Topic –The Stalinist dictatorship and reaction
1941-64

Britain 1979-1990

Britain 1990-2007

        Assessments will be continuous throughout the year and will be based on exam requirements.
Section A – linked to historical interpretations (30 marks)
Section B – Essay questions.
Russia 1855-1964
The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2997



Britain 1990-2007

Department Courses

Key Stage 4 - Legacy specification: OCR B Modern World New specification: Edexcel 9-1 History

Key Stage 5 – AQA His 1H His 2S NEA unit

Exam -The exam taken at the end of Yr 13, will be a written exam of 2 hours and 30 minutes. There will be three questions (one compulsory). There are 80 marks available which represents 40% of the full A Level.


Department Links

AQA GCSE

AQA A-Level

Extra-curricular activities

Revision lessons

Taught after school lessons