Key Stage 3 History
The course aims to increase your interest in why past events are important and to help you to draw your own conclusions by looking at historical evidence. Studying History involves map study, detective work, factual and imaginative writing, discussion, group work and individual studies.
In Year 7 you will focus on:
Year 7 students study Humanities which is a combination of Geography and History:
In Year 8 you will focus on three very different areas of history:
In Year 9 you will study units on:
You will be encouraged to develop a range of historical skills such as: understanding the nature of evidence, using it to reconstruct the past, understanding the concept of time and the way human society has changed and developed.
Key Stage 4 History
How is GCSE History taught?
This course involves students developing a range of distinct skills that will well equip them for future life. students will develop an ability to recall information and show an understanding of it. Students will also be able to analyse primary and secondary evidence explaining bias, exaggeration, propaganda and different opinions. The History department uses a variety of resources to teach GCSE including ICT, videos and museum trips.
Methods of GCSE History Assessment
We keep track of how well the students are doing through regular homework and classwork. Tests will be given at the end of each topic to asses progress and development.
Written Exam 75% Controlled Assesment 25%
A Good History student…
Progress Level Ladders
The subject is taught in four units: Year 10: Units 1 and 3 Year 11: Units 2 and 4
1. Peace and War: International Relations
2. Hitler and Nazi Germany
3. USA: 1941-1980 - A Divided Union
4. Controlled Assessment
Final Assessment: 3 Written Linear Exams 75% / Controlled Assessment 25%
History is a versatile qualification for various jobs: Journalism, Media, Law, Teaching, Politics, Investment Banker. History shows any future employer or college that you have the required thinking skills and the ability to handle information appropriately.
Pupils make strong progress in subjucts such as English and Languages. They are articulate and literate.
OFSTED - June 2016
London SE6 2SE
Tel: 020 8461 9600