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History: Key Stage 3

Subject Content: Year 7

Autumn Term

Introduction to History – Students will start to develop their skills in history in this unit

The Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest of England will be studied. The impact that the Norman conquest had on the Anglo Saxons through to the Norman policy of castle building in order to control the rebelling Saxons.

We will be looking at life in a medieval village and life in a medieval town. The importance of religion to Medieval life and how Medieval life revolved around the church.

Henry II’s involvement in the signing of the Magna Carta and the impact it had on the way that England was ruled. The black death and its impact on the population of England and medieval life as a whole. The study of Medieval Realms will give students an opportunity to study a really significant time of our history.

Spring Term

Tudors – Henry VIII and Elizabeth will be studied

This was a massive time of change as Henry VIII wanted to divorce his first wife and began a process of religious change in England from Catholicism to Protestantism. We will be looking at the importance of religion and how England broke away from the Catholic church because of Henry VIII’s need for a divorce.

Also the impact of Elizabeth on England and her involvement in the Spanish Armada will be studied and how Elizabeth dealt with the issue of religion and her cousin Mary Queen of Scots.

Students will have the opportunity to study life in Tudor England including how Elizabethan’s had fun. The topic of crime and punishment will also be studied in depth.

Summer Term

The English Civil War – This was a massive time of change for the UK and the effects of the civil war are still with us today.

Students will study the problems that developed between King Charles I and parliament and how the issues led to England’s only civil war where the country was divided by who you supported.

Students will have the opportunity to study a period that still shapes our way of life from the reasons for the war and the fight between parliament and crown to the eventual execution of the king.

What happened following the kings execution will also be studied, how Oliver Cromwell ruled England and how England eventually returned to the monarchy.

Subject Content: Year 8

Autumn Term

First World War – The Great War changed Britain and the world forever, students will explore the cause and effects of the war both in the long term and the short term, and they will also learn about the end of WWI and how it led to WWII

Conscription into the war will be studied and how some men objected to going to war and became conscientious objectors.

We will study conditions in the trenches and the experiences of the soldiers, also how new technology had a massive effect on the way that the First World War progressed. Case study will be the Battle of the Somme and General Haig, was he a hero or a villain?

Spring Term

Causes of the Second World War

We will study from the end of the First World War to the beginning of the Second World War.

We will investigate how Germany was treated after the First World War and how this harsh treatment meant that Hitler was able to become leader of Germany and begin his expansion. The failure of appeasement and Britain’s role and how Germany became a dictatorship.

Second World War – The second World War had far reaching effects on the whole world and how it started has a direct link to the First World War. The battles of the war proved to be important in the battle against Hitler.

Summer Term

The Cold War will be studied, we will look at how it began and the tension that followed the Second World War and how this tension led to the Cold War between Russia and America.

The case study will be the Cuban Missile crisis and we will investigate how close the world came to a third world war.

The end of the cold war and the collapse of the Soviet Union and the after effects for Europe will be studied.

Key Stage 4

Edexcel History A

Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel

Subject Content & Assessment Detail

  • Crime and Punishment in Britain, c1000 – present - 30% Period study
  • Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941 – 91 and British depth study
  • Early Elizabethan England - 40% Modern depth study
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918 – 39 - 30%

Skills Taught

This GCSE requires students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the historical periods, themes and topics studied and their chronology through:

• Making connections and comparisons between different aspects of the periods, themes and topics studied

• Describing, analysing and evaluating the causes and consequences of historical events and situations

• Describing, analysing and evaluating changes and developments in the periods, themes and topics studied

• Assessing the significance of individuals, events, developments and/or ideas in the history studied.

This GCSE requires students to understand, analyse and evaluate how the past has been interpreted and represented in different ways, using a range of appropriate media. This GCSE requires students to:

• Investigate specific historical questions, problems or issues, reviewing and reflecting on progress being made

• Use a range of historical sources (such as written and visual sources, artefacts, film, ICT, paintings, photographs, music, oral accounts, and buildings and sites) critically in their context, deploying appropriate information and reaching reasoned conclusions.

• Independently select, organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in a variety of ways

• Use appropriate historical terms and ideas to communicate their knowledge and understanding.

Subject Content: Year 9

TOPIC 1 Queen, government and religion, 1558–69

1 The situation on Elizabeth’s accession

2 The ‘settlement’ of religion

3 Challenge to the religious settlement

4 The problem of Mary, Queen of Scots

TOPIC 2 Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad, 1569–88

1 Plots and revolts at home

2 Relations with Spain

3 Outbreak of war with Spain, 1585–88

4 The Armada

TOPIC 3 Elizabethan society in the Age of Exploration, 1558–88

1 Education and leisure

2 The problem of the poor

3 Exploration and voyages of discovery

4 Raleigh and Virginia

TOPIC 4 The origins of the Cold War, 1941–58 1

1 Early tension between East and West

2 The development of the Cold War

3 The Cold War intensifies

TOPIC 5 Cold War crises, 1958–70

1 Increased tension between East and West

2 Cold War crises

3 Reaction to crisis

TOPIC 6 The end of the Cold War, 1970–91

1 Attempts to reduce tension between East and West

2 Flashpoints

3 The collapse of Soviet control of Eastern Europe

Subject Content: Year 10

TOPIC 1 c1000–c1500: Crime and punishment in medieval England

1 crime, punishment and law enforcement in Anglo-Saxon England

2 crime, punishment and law enforcement in Norman England

3 crime, punishment and law enforcement in Later middles ages

4 Case study - The influence of the Church on crime and punishment

TOPIC 2 c1500–c1700: Crime and punishment in early modern England

1 Nature and changing definitions of criminal activity

2 The nature of law enforcement and

punishment

3 Case study The crimes and punishment of the gun powder plotters

4 Witchcraft and the law

TOPIC 3 c1700–c1900: Crime and punishment in eighteenth- and nineteenth century

Britain

1 Changing definitions of crime

2 Changing attitudes to punishment

3 Law enforcement

4 Case studies the separate system at Pentonville prison

5 case study the reforms of Robert Peel

TOPIC 4 c1900–present: Crime and punishment in modern Britain

1 Crime and definitions of crime

2. Law enforcement.

3 Changes in punishments

4 Case study Conscientious objectors in the First World War

5 Case study Derek Bentley case

TOPIC 5 Whitechapel, c1870 – c1900: Crime, policing and the inner city

1 Policing the nation

2 The local context of Whitechapel

3 Police organisation in Whitechapel

4 investigative policing in Whitechapel

TOPIC 6 Queen, government and religion, 1558–69

1 The situation on Elizabeth’s accession

2 The ‘settlement’ of religion

3 Challenge to the religious settlement

4 The problem of Mary, Queen of Scots

TOPIC 7 Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad, 1569–88

1 Plots and revolts at home

2 Relations with

Spain

3 Outbreak of war with Spain, 1585–88

4 The Armada

TOPIC 8 Elizabethan society in the Age of Exploration, 1558–88

1 Education and leisure

2 The problem of the poor

3 Exploration and voyages of discovery

4 Raleigh and Virginia

Subject Content: Year 11

TOPIC 1

Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party 1918 – 1933

Increasing support for the Nazi’s

a. Hitler and his early life

b. Birth of the Nazi Party

c. Munich Putsch and the Lean years

e. Growth in support

f. Hitler becomes chancellor

TOPIC 2

Nazi Dictatorship 1933 – 1939 and the creation of the Nazi State

The creation of a dictatorship

The police state

Controlling and influencing attitudes

Opposition, resistance and conformity

TOPIC 3

Life in Nazi Germany

a. Nazi policies towards women

b. Nazi policies towards the young

c. Employment and living standards

d. Nazi treatment of minorities

TOPIC 4 c1000–c1500: Crime and punishment in medieval England

1 crime, punishment and law enforcement in Anglo-Saxon England

2 crime, punishment and law enforcement in Norman England

3 crime, punishment and law enforcement in Later middles ages

4 Case study - The influence of the Church on crime and punishment

TOPIC 5 c1500–c1700: Crime and punishment in early modern England

1 Nature and changing definitions of criminal activity

2 The nature of law enforcement and

punishment

3 Case study The crimes and punishment of the gun powder plotters

4 Witchcraft and the law

TOPIC 6 c1700–c1900: Crime and punishment in eighteenth- and nineteenth century

Britain

1 Changing definitions of crime

2 Changing attitudes to punishment

3 Law enforcement

4 Case studies the separate system at Pentonville prison

5 case study the reforms of Robert Peel

TOPIC 7 c1900–present: Crime and punishment in modern Britain

1 Crime and definitions of crime

2. Law enforcement.

3 Changes in punishments

4 Case study Conscientious objectors in the First World War

5 Case study Derek Bentley case

TOPIC 8 Whitechapel, c1870 – c1900: Crime, policing and the inner city

1 Policing the nation

2 The local context of Whitechapel

3 Police organisation in Whitechapel

4 investigative policing in Whitechapel