Overview:

Students in Year 11 have 3 History lessons each week.

In Year 9 students have homework set every week, this homework is designed to last around 30-60 minutes. There will also be regular practice of suitable examination questions.

Curriculum:

In Autumn we study:
Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991
Life in Germany 1918-1939
Government of the Third Reich
Early Elizabethan England 1558-1598
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
  • Understand How The Grand Alliance Of Ww2 Turned To Rivalry And Distrust
  • Understand How The Usa Used Financial Aid To Fight Communism
  • Explain How Europe Became Deeply Divided With The Formation Of 2 New Military Alliances
  • Understand How The Arms Race Between The Usa And Ussr Increased International Tension
  • Understand The Significance Of The Hungarian Uprising
  • Explain The Reasons For Early Opposition To The Weimar Republic
  • Evaluate How Successful The Weimar Republic Was In Dealing With These Problems And The Opposition It Encountered
  • Understand The Causes And Effects Of The Hyperinflation In 1923
  • Explain How Far The Weimar Republic Recovered In The Years 1924-1929
  • Explain Why There Was Greater Support For The Nazis In The Years 1929-1932
  • Describe Which Groups Supported The Nazi Party
  • To Explain How Hitler Established A Dictatorship Of The Nazi Party In The Years 1933-1934
  • To Describe The Key Features Of A Police State
  • To Explain The Importance Of Propaganda In Nazi Germany
  • To Analyse The Extent Of Opposition And Resistance To The Third Reich
  • Understand The Structure Of Elizabethan Society In 1558
  • Understand The Issues Of Legitimacy
  • Understand The Role Of The Church
  • Evaluate The Impact Of Elizabeth’s Religious Settlement
  • Analyse How The Government Was Able To Monitor Threats Against The Queen
  • Assess The Reasons Why The Spanish Armada Was Defeated, And The Consequences Of English Victory
  • Identify Shifts In Attitude Towards The Poor During Elizabeth’s Reign
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Ideology, Capitalism, Communism, Soviet Union, Democracy, Satellite State, Colonialism, Reparations, London Poles, Veto, Isolationism, Containment, Conventional, Deterrent
Armistice, Coalition, Constitution, Judiciary, Kaiser, Orator, Putsch, Reichstag, Reparations, Spartacists
Democracy, Dictatorship, Fuhrer, Purge, State parliament, SS, Third Reich, Censorship, Concentration Camps, Concordat, Gestapo, Indoctrination, Police State, Propaganda, Edelweiss
Vagabonds, Heretics, Clergy, Ecclesiastical, Martyr, Social Mobility, Propaganda, Sacraments, Papacy, Spanish Inquisition, Conspiracy
In Spring we study:
Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1945-1991
Revision of Exam Units
Key Concepts:
Key Concepts:
  • Know Why The US And Soviet Union Followed A Policy Of Détente In The 1970s
  • Understand Why Détente Was Abandoned
  • Know Why The Soviet Union Invaded Afghanistan
  • Know About Reagan’s Role In The ‘Second Cold War’
  • Understand The Impact On The Arms Race On The Soviet Economy
  • Know About The End Of The Cold War And The Breakup Of The Soviet Union
  • How To Answer Different Types Of Exam Question
  • Getting The Timing Right In Exams
  • How To Produce An Effective Set Of Revision Notes
  • Different Types Of Revision Techniques
Key Vocabulary:
Key Vocabulary:
Détente, Interim, Ratification, Economic sanctions, Abdicate, Perestroika, Glasnost
Inference, Explain, Identify, Similarities, Differences, Change, Continuity, Analyse, Detail, Evaluation, Significance
In Summer we study:

By this point in the academic year, we have completed the course content and we are focusing on revision, exam technique and pace. Revision for this term continues on the speaking examination but with an additional focus on examination questions for the Listening, Reading and Writing parts of the exam.

Assessments:

Students are assessed 5-6 times a year – every half term or at the end of a topic. Assessment can take the form of a variety of styles such as writing, comprehension, presentations, examination questions.

Assessment are marked using the Humanities individual subject criteria in a timely manner and returned to students who can then build on feedback to make further progress. Staff keep a record of assessments so that progress can be monitored.

Effort grades and WAG are inputted at the end of each term for reporting purposes.