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History

Key Stage 2

Course content:

At Key Stage 2 Years 5 and 6 cover the following topics:

Year 5

As part of their creative curriculum Year 5 students will be covering the following topics: WWII, The Vikings and The Victorians/Crime and Punishment.

Year 5 History Curriculum 2019 - 2020

Year 6

Norman Conquest/Norman Consolidation of Power; Twentieth Century Leaders, Life in the Middle Ages.  Please see curriculum overview attached:
 

Target Setting and Assessment

Mixed ability classes. Pupils have termly assessments so that individual targets can be set.

The More Able

Work is differentiated to make sure that all students are appropriately supported and challenged.  We have a wide range of resources available to enable us to do this.

Support

Work is differentiated to make sure that all students are appropriately supported.

Year 6 Curriculum 2019 - 2020

Key Stage 3

Course aims

We want to extend our students’ understanding of the world and its diversity, to develop a healthy awareness of our cultural and historical heritage and help them understand their roots as individuals and as members of larger social groups, whatever their ethnic and cultural background.  Please see the attached curriculum overview per year group.

Year 7

The Tudors; English Civil War; The slave trade, a case study. on the town of Yalding and Industrialisation.

Year 7 Curriculum 2019 - 2020

Year 8

Women and the vote, Causes of the First World War and peacemaking; International Relations 1919-1939.

Year 8 Curriculum 2019 - 2020

Year 9

Medicine on the Western Front, Exploring the history of medical developments from Ancient Greece to present day, The Cold War.

Year 9 Curriculum 2019 - 2020

Target Setting and Assessment 

In Key Stage 3 pupils are grouped in mixed ability classes. Pupils sit a termly test so that individual targets can be set.

The More Able

In the classroom, work is differentiated to make sure that all students are appropriately supported and challenged.  We have a wide range of resources available to enable us to do this.

Support

Support is provided and targeted at the students in line with their ability.

Key Stage 4

Current GCSE specification below:-

Exam board: EDEXCEL

Papers:

Paper 1 - Unit 11 – Medicine Through Time – 30%

Paper 2 - The Cold War and Richard and John – 20% and 20%

Paper 3 -Unit 33 – The USA: Conflict at Home and Abroad – 30%

 

Qualification website:

Pearson Edexcel History 2016

 

Assessment Skills:

AO1

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied.

AO2

Explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second- order historical concepts, such as: causation, consequence, similarity, difference, change, continuity and significance.

AO3

Analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied.

AO4

Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical

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