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History Curriculum Intent 

The intent of History is to provide a broad and balanced view about specific global historical events in order to:- 

  • To help pupils develop a well-rounded view of past events through an engaging, varied curriculum across the key stages, 

  • To help pupils increase their understanding of how past events have helped shape the modern world. 

Year 7

In Year 7 students will develop an understanding the 3 Ancient Civilisations: - Ancient Egypt, Greek Civilisation and the Roman Empire. 

  • To understand keys areas of how they used to live. 

  • Their gods, the myths and their legends.  

  • Art, architecture, culture, food, clothing 

  • The roles within society. 

These topics will help appreciate the cultural differences and how these civilisations they have helped shape and influence the modern world. 

  Topic
Autumn Ancient Egypt
Spring Ancient Greece
Summer Ancient Romans

 

Year 8 & 9

The students cover a range of topics that have been chosen to allow them to learn and have fun!

In Years 8 and 9 students will develop their understanding of their historical awareness over a two-year cycle through the following topics:  

Cycle 1: 

  • Medieval Britain: 1066-1509 

  • Britain: 1509-1745,The Tudors & Stuarts 

Cycle 2:  

  • Britain: 1745-1914. Industry, Empire and Reform  

  • Britain: 1900-Present Day, The Wider World  

The topics follow the KS3 History Curriculum. It gives students a broad view of the History of Britain over the past millennium. As such, key political and socio-economic themes can help raise awareness to the modern issues in society. Overall, the course of study should enable a student to decide whether they wish to pursue History as an option within KS4. 

 

Cycle 1 Topic
Autumn 1 Medieval Britain: 1066-1509 
Autumn 2 Medieval Britain: 1066-1509 
Spring 1 Medieval Britain: 1066-1509 
Spring 2 Britain: 1509-1745 The Tudors & Stuarts
Summer 1 Britain: 1509-1745 The Tudors & Stuarts
Summer 2 Britain: 1509-1745 The Tudors & Stuarts

 

Cycle 2 Topic
Autumn 1 Britain: 1745 -1914 Industry, Empire and Reform
Autumn 2 Britain: 1745 -1914 Industry, Empire and Reform
Spring 1 Britain: 1745 -1914 Industry, Empire and Reform
Spring 2 Britain: 1900 - Present Day: The Wide World
Summer 1 Britain: 1900 - Present Day: The Wide World
Summer 2 Britain: 1900 - Present Day: The Wide World

 

Year 10 & 11 Option

QUALIFICATION: OCR Entry Level in History

Students following the Entry Level qualification will cover an 18-month program. The aim within this is to:  

  • develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of key events and eras in society from Britain to the rest of the world 

  • develop an awareness of why people and events have a significant historical importance – this will include them writing a mini-biography about one person and the impact they had on society 

  • develop critical and analytical thinking and be able to interpret source material. 

  • To help form their own opinions and interpret the past. 

Cycle 1 Topic
Autumn 1 People's Health
Autumn 2 People's Health
Spring 1 People's Health
Spring 2 International Relations: 1918 - 2001
Summer 1 International Relations: 1918 - 2001
Summer 2 International Relations: 1918 - 2001

 

Cycle 2 Topic
Autumn 1 Britain: Peace and War 1900 - 1918
Autumn 2 Britain: Peace and War 1900 - 1918
Spring 1 Britain: Peace and War 1900 - 1918
Spring 2 Crime & Punishment
Summer 1 Crime & Punishment
Summer 2 Crime & Punishment