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History at Key Stage 3

Year 7

Autumn 1

What is History? – Introductory skill based topic/Romans

  • History Skills including: Bias, Chronology, research and types of evidence
  • Roman Britain
  • Local study of Wroxeter

(A study of an aspect or site in local history dating from a period before 1066)

(The study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066)

Autumn 2

The Norman Conquest

 

  • Feudalism
  • Norman Castles
  • The Domesday book

(The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509)

Spring 1

Medieval Religion

  • Christendom, the importance of religion and the Crusades
  • The struggle between Church and crown
  • Religion in daily life (parishes, monasteries, abbeys)

(The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509)

Spring 2

Medieval Society and Politics

  • The struggle between Church and crown
  • Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament
  • farming, trade and towns
  • the Black Death and its social and economic impact
  • the Peasants’ Revolt

(The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509)

Summer 1

The Tudors

  • The Wars of the Roses; Henry VII and attempts to restore stability
  • Reformation in Europe
  • the English Reformation and Counter-Reformation (Henry VIII to Mary I)
  • society, economy and culture across the period: for example, work and leisure in town and country, religion and superstition in daily life, theatre, art, music and literature

(The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745)

Summer 2

Elizabeth I

  • The Elizabethan religious settlement and conflict with Catholics (including Scotland, Spain and Ireland)

 

 

 

 

 

(The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745)

Year 8

Autumn 1

The Stuarts

  • society, economy and culture across the period: for example, work and leisure in town and country, religion and superstition in daily life, theatre, art, music and literature
  • The Gunpowder Plot
  • The Witch Craze

 (The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745)

Autumn 2

The Civil War

  • The causes and events of the civil wars throughout Britain
  • the Interregnum (including Cromwell in Ireland)

(The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745)

Spring 1

The Industrial Revolution

  • Britain as the first industrial nation – the impact on society
  • Living and working conditions in 19th Century Britain

(Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901)

Spring 2

Voting and Democracy

  • Rotten Boroughs
  • Peterloo Massacre
  • The Great Reform Act
  • Chartists
  • Women’s suffrage

 

Summer 1

Empire and Slavery

  • The development of the British Empire with a depth study
  • Britain’s transatlantic slave trade: its effects and its eventual abolition

(Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901)

Summer 2

Black Peoples of America

  • The American Civil War
  • The Ku Klux Klan
  • Jim Crow Laws and Segregation
  • The Civil Rights Movement

(Study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments)

Year 9

Autumn 1

The Edwardians and WW1

  • The Titanic
  • Class prejudice
  • Food in the Edwardian Era
  • Cause of WW1
  • Propaganda in WW1
  • Weapons of WW1
  • Life in the Trenches

(Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day)

Autumn 2

World War 1

  • Battle of the Somme
  • Other Battles of WW1
  • Armistice Day
  • The Russian Revolution
  • The Versailles Peace Settlement

(Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day)

Spring 1

Nazi Germany

  • The inter-war years: the Great Depression and the rise of dictators
  • The Rise of the Nazi Party
  • Life in Nazi Germany

(Study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments)

Spring 2

World War 2

  • The Second World War and the wartime leadership of Winston Churchill
  • The Home front
  • The Holocaust

(Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day

Summer 1

The Cold War

  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • The Vietnam War
  • The Space Race

(Study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments)

Summer 2

The Plains Indians

  • Introduction to 19th Century America
  • The Great Plains
  • Plains Indians and the buffalo
  • Plains Indians beliefs
  • Whit people and Plains Indians

(Study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments)

History at Key Stage 4

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Exam Board: Edexcel

Year 10

Autumn 1

Paper 2 (Option 24/25)

Option 24/25: The American West, c1835–c1895

Key topic 1: The early settlement of the West, c1835–c1862

  1. The Plains Indians: their beliefs and way of life
  2. Migration and early settlement
  3. Conflict and tension

Key topic 2: Development of the plains, c1862–c1876

  1. The development of settlement in the West
  2. Ranching and the cattle industry
  3. Changes in the way of life of the Plains Indians

Target: Analysis of second order concepts: consequence;

Knowledge and understanding of features and characteristics.

Target: Analytical narrative (i.e. analysis of causation/consequence/ change);

Target: Analysis of second order concepts: consequence/significance;

Autumn 2

Paper 2 (Option 24/25)

Option 24/25: The American West, c1835–c1895

Key topic 3: Conflicts and conquest, c1876–c1895

  1. Changes in farming, the cattle industry and settlement
  2. Conflict and tension
  3. The Plains Indians: the destruction of their way of life

Target: Analysis of second order concepts: consequence/significance;

Knowledge and understanding of features and characteristics.

Spring 1

Paper 2 (Option B3)

Option B3: Henry VIII and his ministers, 1509–40

Key topic 1: Henry VIII and Wolsey, 1509–29

  1. Henry VIII, Renaissance Prince
  2. The rise of Wolsey and his policies
  3. Wolsey’s foreign policy
  4. Wolsey, Catherine, the succession and annulment

Key topic 2: Henry VIII and Cromwell, 1529–40

Cromwell’s rise to power, 1529–

  1. Cromwell, and the king’s marriages
  2. Cromwell and government, 1534–40
  3. The fall of Cromwell

Target: Knowledge of key features and characteristics of the period.

Target: Analysis and evaluation of second order concepts: causation

Spring 2

Paper 2 (Option B3)

Option B3: Henry VIII and his ministers, 1509–40

Key topic 3: The Reformation and its impact, 1529–40

  1. The break with Rome
  2. Opposition to, and impact of, Reformation, 1534–40 The dissolution of the monasteries
  3. The Pilgrimage of Grace, 1536

Target: Analysis and evaluation of second order concepts: change;

Knowledge and understanding of features and characteristics.

Summer 1

Paper 1 (Option 11)

Medicine in Britain, c1250–present

c1250–c1500: Medicine in medieval England/ c1500–c1700: The Medical Renaissance in England

  1. Medieval Medicine – ideas about causes of disease
  2. Medieval Prevention and Treatment
  3. Black Death Case Study
  4. Renaissance Medicine – ideas about causes of disease

 

Target: Analysis of second order concepts: similarity;

Knowledge and understanding of features and characteristics of the period.

Summer 2

Paper 1 (Option 11)

Medicine in Britain, c1250–present

c1500–c1700: The Medical Renaissance in England/ c1700–c1900: Medicine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain

  1. Vesalius and Harvey
  2. Hospitals and the Plague
  3. Jenner and vaccination
  4. Germ Theory – Pasteur and Koch
  5. Florence Nightingales and Hospitals

 

Target: Analysis and evaluation of second order concepts: change and continuity;

Knowledge and understanding of features and characteristics.

Target: Analysis and evaluation of second order concepts:

significance/change;

 Year 11

Autumn 1

Paper 1 (Option 11)

Medicine in Britain, c1250–present

 

c1700–c1900: Medicine in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain/ c1900–present: Medicine in modern Britain

  1. Antiseptics and Anaesthetics
  2. Public Health – cholera epidemic
  3. Modern Ideas – DNA
  4. Magic Bullets
  5. The NHS
  6. High Tech medicine and Surgery

Target: Analysis and evaluation of second order concepts: change

and continuity;

Knowledge and understanding of features and characteristics.

Target: Analysis and evaluation of second order concepts:

significance/change;

Autumn 2

Paper 1 (Option 11)

Medicine in Britain, c1250–present

 

The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches

 

  1. The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches
  2. Knowledge, selection and use of sources for historical enquiries

Target: Analysis and evaluation of source utility.

Target: Source analysis and use (the ability to frame historical questions).

Spring 1

Paper 3 (Option 31)

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

 

Key topic 1: The Weimar Republic 1918–29

  1. The origins of the Republic, 1918–19
  2. The early challenges to the Weimar Republic, 1919–23
  3. The recovery of the Republic, 1924–29
  4. Changes in society, 1924–29

Key topic 2: Hitler’s rise to power, 1919–33

  1. Early development of the Nazi Party, 1920–22
  2. The Munich Putsch and the lean years, 1923–29.
  3. The growth in support for the Nazis, 1929–32
  4. How Hitler became Chancellor, 1932–33

Target: Knowledge of key features and characteristics of the period.

Target: Analysis of second order concepts: causation.

 

Spring 2

Paper 3 (Option 31)

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

 

Key topic 3: Nazi control and dictatorship, 1933–39

  1. The creation of a dictatorship, 1933–34
  2. The police state
  3. Controlling and influencing attitudes
  4. Opposition, resistance and conformity

Key topic 4: Life in Nazi Germany, 1933–39

  1. Nazi policies towards women
  2. Nazi policies towards the young
  3. Employment and living standards
  4. The persecution of minorities

 

Target: Knowledge of key features and characteristics of the period.

Target: Analysis of second order concepts: causation.

Target: Analysis and evaluation of source utility.

Target: Analysis of interpretations (how they differ).

Target: Analysis and evaluation of interpretations.

Summer 1

Revision

Summer 2

Revision

History at Key Stage 5

A Level Year 12 and 13-Exam Board: AQA
Year 12 A Level

Autumn 1

Unit 1 - Trying to preserve autocracy, 1855–1894

  • What was Russia like in 1855?
  • How backward was Russia?
  • Russian government/ Alex II
  • Emancipation/Alex II Reforms
  • Impact of reforms
  • Opposition to Alex II
  • Alex III

 

Unit 2 – Background 1945-51 and The Affluent Society, 1951–1964

  • Attlee’s government and the Welfare state
  • Conservative governments and reasons for political dominance.
  • Economic developments 1951-64

 

 

 

 

 

AO1 – Understanding organisation and communication in essays/Analysis and Substantiated judgment (PEEL)

AO2 - Understanding the value of sources – What makes a source valuable

AO3 – What makes a source convincing

Autumn 2

Unit 1  - Trying to preserve autocracy, 1855–1894 and The collapse of autocracy, 1894–1917

  • Reaction/ Russification
  • Witte/ Economy
  • Opposition to Alex III
  • Changes Alex II to Alex III/ Evaluation of Alex III
  • 1905 revolution
  • October Manifesto
  • Dumas

Unit 2 - The Affluent Society, 1951–1964

  • Social developments, 1951-64 (Living standards,affluence, consumerism)
  • Social developments, 1951-64 (Class, the 'establishment', women)
  • Social developments, 1951-64 (Immigration, racism, teenagers)
  • Foreign relations 1951-64 (Nuclear Weapons, Suez)
  • Foreign relations 1951-64 (Decolonialism, Wind of Change speech, EFTA and EEC)

 

AO2 - Understanding the value of sources – Provenance and Tone

AO3 – Understanding interpretations – Understanding how to organise and communicate a sources answer

 

Spring 1

Unit 1 -  The collapse of autocracy, 1894–1917 and The emergence of Communist dictatorship, 1917–1941

  • Opposition to Dumas
  • Stolypin
  • Russia in 1914
  • Rasputin
  • February Revolution

 

Unit 2 -  The Affluent Society, 1951–1964 and The Sixties, 1964–1970

  • Internal Labour divisions, 1951-64
  • Reasons for Conservatives fall from power.
  • Wilson and the Labour governments.
  • Economic policies and problems; devaluation; 
  • industrial relations; the trade unions.
  • Other domestic policies; Labour divisions.
  • The beginnings of the Troubles in Northern Ireland; the end of post war consensus; loss of the 1970 election.
  • Liberal reforming legislation.

 

AO1 – Understanding change and continuity

AO2 - Understanding the value of sources – Content and argument

AO3 - Supporting an argument with facts

Spring 2

Unit 1 - The emergence of Communist dictatorship, 1917–1941

  • Provisional Government
  • October Revolution
  • Historiography of 1917
  • Lenin's Russia, ideology and change
  • Stalin's rise, ideology and change

 

Unit 2 - The Sixties, 1964–1970 and The End of Post-War Consensus, 1970–1979

  • Social and cultural change (Mass media, scientific dev., leisure activities)
  • Social and cultural change (Youth culture, permissiveness, protest)
  • Social and cultural change (Women, immigration and race)
  • Foreign relations and policies towards the USA, (Vietnam, East of Suez)
  • Heath's Government; Industrial relations and the miners’ strikes.

 

 

AO1 – Understanding cause, consequence and significance

AO2 - Understanding the value of sources – Using contextual understanding to judge source value

AO3 - Using contextual understanding to judge convincingness – does it make sense for the period?

Summer 1

Unit 1 - The Stalinist dictatorship and reaction, 1941–1964 and the emergence of Communist dictatorship, 1917–1941

  • The consolidation of Bolshevik authority
  • The development of the Stalinist dictatorship.

 

Unit 2 - The End of Post-War Consensus, 1970–1979

  • The Troubles in Northern Ireland, including the Sunningdale Agreement.
  • Labour governments of Wilson and Callaghan.
  • Society in the 1970s. (The progress of feminism; the Sex Discrimination Act.)
  • Society in the 1970s. (Race and immigration.)
  • Society in the 1970s. (Youth; environmentalism.)

AO1 – Understanding change and continuity

AO2 - Understanding the value of sources – Content and argument

AO3 - Supporting an argument with facts

Summer 2

Unit 2 - The End of Post-War Consensus, 1970–1979 and The Impact of Thatcherism, 1979–1987

  • Foreign relations. (Entry into the EEC and relationship with Ireland)
  • Foreign relations (USA, USSR and China)
  • The Thatcher governments.
  • Thatcher’s economic policies and their impact. (Monetarism)
  • Internal Labour divisions and the formation of the SDP.
  • The Falklands War

Non Examined Assessment (Personal Study)

AO1 – How to come up with a good historical question

AO2 – How to find primary/contemporary sources

AO3 – How to find secondary sources/Interpretations

 

AO2 - Understanding the value of sources – Provenance and Tone

AO3 – Understanding interpretations – Understanding how to organise and communicate a sources answer

Year 13 A Level

Autumn 1

Unit 1 - The emergence of Communist dictatorship, 1917–1941

  • Economic developments: Lenin's decrees
  • Economic developments; the Stalinist economy;
  • Economic developments; collectivisation and the Five Year Plans
  • Social developments: effect of Leninist/Stalinist rule on class, women,
  • Social developments: effect of Leninist/Stalinist rule on young people, religion and national minorities
  • Social developments: propaganda and cultural change
  • Opposition: Factions
  • Opposition: The Red terror and the Purges

Unit 2 - The impact of Thatcherism, 1979–1987

  • Northern Ireland and the Troubles 1979-90
  • Thatcher’s economic policies and their impact. (privatisation, deregulation)
  • The Impact of Thatcherism on society. (Sale of council houses; miners’ strike and other industrial disputes.)
  • Foreign affairs. (the ‘special relationship’ with the USA; moves to end the Cold War; Thatcher as an international figure.)
  • Foreign affairs. (Attitudes to Europe, including Thatcher’s policies; divisions within the Conservative party over Europe.)

 

Non Examined Assessment (Personal Study)

AO1 – How to balance an argument in the non-sources questions

Autumn 2

Unit 1 - The emergence of Communist dictatorship, 1917–1941 and  The Stalinist dictatorship and reaction, 1941–1964

  • The Political Condition of the Soviet Union by 1941
  • The Economic and Social Condition of the Soviet Union by 1941
  • Political Authority, opposition and the state of Russia in Wartime
  • The effect of war on Stalin, the government and 'the people'
  • Political authority and government to 1953: High Stalinism & the revival of terror

 

 

 

 

        Unit 2 - Unit 2 - Towards a new                 Consensus, 1987–1997

  • The Poll Tax; extra-parliamentary opposition.
  • The fall of Thatcher as leader and her legacy.
  • Major as leader (Economic developments, including Black Wednesday and its impact; political policies; political sleaze, scandals and satire.)
  • Approach to Northern Ireland; Conservative divisions.
  • Realignment of the Labour Party under Kinnock, Smith and Blair.
  • Social issues. (The extent of social liberalism; anti-establishment culture.)
  • Social issues. (The position of women.)
  • Social issues. (Race Relations.)

 

Non Examined Assessment (Personal Study)

AO1 – How to organise the NEA

Spring 1

Unit 1 - The Stalinist dictatorship and reaction, 1941–1964

  • The destruction of Opposition and the cult of personality
  • The power vacuum after Stalin's death
  • Khrushchev's rise to power: policies & ideology
  • De-Stalinisation, political and party changes
  • Industrial change from Stalin to Khrushchev
  • Agricultural change and the Virgin Lands scheme

 

Unit 2 - Towards a new Consensus, 1987–1997

  • Foreign affairs. (Relations with Europe, including the impact of the Single European Act and the Maastricht Treaty.)
  • Foreign affairs. (Interventions in the Balkans; contribution and attitude to the end of the Cold War.)
  • The Reasons for Labour Victory in the 1997 Election

Non Examined Assessment (Personal Study)

AO1 – How to write a final paragraph

AO2 – How to structure an A2 sources question

AO3 – How to structure an A2 interpretations question

Spring 2

Unit 1 - The Stalinist dictatorship and reaction, 1941–1964

  • Opposition: Cultural dissidents, communist divisions
  • Opposition: Hardliners and reformers
  • Opponents of Khrushchev and his fall from power
  • The political, economic and social condition of the Soviet Union by 1964

 

 

 

Unit 2- The Era of New Labour, 1997–2007

  • Blair as leader, character and ideology; constitutional change.
  • Domestic policies; Brown and economic policy.
  • Northern Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement.
  • Social issues. (Workers)
  • Social Issues (Women and youth.)
  • Social Issues (The extent to which Britain had become a multi-cultural society.)
  • Foreign affairs. (Attitudes to Europe)
  • Foreign affairs (The ‘special relationship’ with the USA; military interventions and the ‘war on terror’; Britain’s position in the world by 2007.)
  • The Conservative Party. (Leaders and reasons for divisions; reason for electoral failures in 2001 and 2005.)

AO1 – Using sustained analysis and a consistent argument through an answer

AO2 – Understanding the value of sources – Tone and emphasis

Summer 1

  • Revision                                                             

Summer 2

  • Revision

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For further advice or to find out more about the History curriculum at Idsall School, please contact Mr Summerhayes (Head of History).