History is a key part of the Humanities Faculty and is taught amongst other Foundation subjects in year 7 and 8. It has continued to attract a high uptake at both GCSE and A- Level and has been extremely successful in ensuring its students are successful with their results.
Andrea Kyriacou- History teacher and teacher responsible for History and Geography.
Basda Malik- History/Government and Politics/Geography and Citizenship teacher and Head of Year.
History is taught on the 1st floor within the suite of rooms of the Humanities Faculty. The main History room has 15 computers for pupil use.
Key Stage 3:
Year 7- The Year 7 course aims to give students the opportunity to develop Historical knowledge and understanding and to develop the skills needed to interpret Historical source material.
Students will compare the development of different parts of the world during Ancient and Medieval times and will begin to be able to understand the cause and effect of Historical events.
Year 8- Students will compare the development of Britain during the 16th and 17th centuries with the social and economic growth during the Industrial Revolution. Students also study Slavery and the two world wars and will begin to understand the cause and effect of Historical events.
Key Stage 4:
GCSE Course: Edexcel History B
The aim of the GCSE course is to develop:
- A knowledge and understanding of developments in history studying the history of medicine over time, Nazi Germany and USA 1919-1941.
- An ability to undertake independent research and communicate findings through the confident, extended use of literacy skills.
- To develop the skill to use source material with confidence
- An awareness that there are different views on how the history of the world has developed.
Key Stage 5:
The AS COURSE is composed of
2 units of study
Unit 1: USA, 1890-1945.
What were the social and economic issues during this period? The impact of Foreign intervention. How did the USA respond to domestic and international problems?
Written paper 1hr 15 min
50% total AS marks
25% of total A Level marks
Unit 2: Life in Nazi Germany 1933-1945.
What was the impact of Nazi dictatorship? How was terror,propaganda, legal and social policy used to control people?
Written paper 1hr 30 min
50% total AS marks
25% of total A level marks.
|The A-LEVEL COURSE is
the 2 units above
AND the following 2 units
Unit 3:The Making of Modern Britain.
How did the governments' during this period respond to domestic and international problems? What social changes happened during this period.
30% of total A Level marks
Unit 4: Historical Enquiry.
Personal investigation of a chosen topic over a 100 year span.Individual research will be overseen by the teacher in class and as tutorial sessions.
20% of total A Level marks.
- Sixth formers trip to Auschwitz
- Holocaust survivors are regularly invited in to talk to the pupils.