The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School

History

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Staff Team:

Mr B. Bradley

Miss N. Crozier

Ms S. Gardiner

Mrs J. Telfer

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History Year 7

What is the Aim of the Year?

‘Power and Movement’ is the theme of Year 7 History. Students will be introduced to the three key skills they will develop across Year 7. Students will investigate and research history from Roman Britain until the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

What are the Big Ideas?

 Our three key skills are chronology, conceptual thinking and source skills. Each assessment will test chronological understanding (what do they know?) and either a concept or source skills. Conceptual thinking includes students evaluating change and continuity, determining the significance of an event or person and connecting cause and consequence.

What will I Do?

Term 1: What is History? and a local History project on Crawley.

Term 2: How did the Romans gain control of an Empire? and What rocked the Islamic world the most?

Term 3: Norman Britain and Castles

Assessment:

Term 1: Baseline to assess what students know from their Primary School History.

The Crawley assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and source skills.

Term 2: The Roman assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and conceptual thinking on causation.

The Islamic Empire assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and conceptual thinking on explanation.

Term 3: The Norman Britain assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and source skills.

The Castles assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and conceptual thinking on change and continuity.

End of Year Exam: This paper includes 20 knowledge questions from all topics taught this year, a source skills section and conceptual thinking which will examine essay writing.

Useful Links:

Learning Clips  – BBC Bitesize clips relevant for Year 7 History.

History Year 8

What is the Aim of the Year?

‘Politics and Believing’ is the theme of Year 8 History. Students develop their Year 7 skills but this year with a focus on politics and the beliefs of people in England. Students will investigate and research history from The Tudors through to the end of the British Empire.

What are the Big Ideas?

Our three key skills are chronology, conceptual thinking and source skills. Each assessment will test chronological understanding (what do they know?) and either a concept or source skills. Conceptual thinking includes students evaluating change and continuity, determining the significance of an event or person and connecting cause and consequence.

What will I Do?

Term 1: Tudor religion and Stuart religion.

Term 2: The English Civil War and a student led enquiry.

Term 3: Slavery and the British Empire

Assessment:

Term 1: Both topic assessments include 10 knowledge questions and conceptual thinking on cause and consequence.

Term 2: The English Civil War assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and conceptual thinking on causation.

We then complete an assessment on life after the English Civil War which includes 10 knowledge questions and source skills; mainly focusing on the interpretation.

Term 3: The Slavery assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and conceptual thinking skills which examines explanation.

The British Empire assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and conceptual thinking on change and continuity.

End of Year Exam: This paper includes 10 knowledge questions from all topics taught this year, a source skills section and conceptual thinking which will examine essay writing.

Student Led Enquiry: this project will be peer reviewed for approaches to research and the final piece the student makes.

Useful Links:

Learning Clips  – BBC Bitesize clips relevant for Year 8 History.

History Year 9

What is the Aim of the Year?

‘Cooperation and Conflict’ is the theme of Year 9 History. Students will embed the three key skills from Years 7 and 8; these skills are chronology, conceptual thinking and source work. Students will investigate and research history from The First World War to the Cold War.

What are the Big Ideas?

Our three key skills are chronology, conceptual thinking and source skills. Each assessment will test chronological understanding (what do they know?) and either a concept or source skills. Conceptual thinking includes students evaluating change and continuity, determining the significance of an event or person and connecting cause and consequence.

What will I Do?

Term 1: First World War and a student led enquiry.

Term 2: Second World War and the Holocaust.

Term 3: Europe after 1945 and the 7th July Bombings plot.

Assessment:

Term 1: The First World War topic is assessed using an Edexcel Year 9 test paper which contains 12 knowledge questions on the topic and then has a series of questions which look at the exam skills required at GCSE.

The student led enquiry will be peer assessed and the final piece which students set themselves will be assessed for their explanation skills.

Term 2: The Second World War assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and conceptual thinking on significance.

The Holocaust topic does not have an assessment.

Term 3: The Europe after 1945 assessment includes 10 knowledge questions and source skills.

The 7th July Bombings plot topic does not have an assessment. Students do chose a project to complete on the topic and this acts as their assessment which focuses on consequence and explanation.

Useful Links:

Learning Clips  – BBC Bitesize clips relevant for Year 9 History.

 

GCSE History Year 10 and Year 11 Edexcel

What is the Aim of the Course?

To investigate key events of the past thereby gaining a better understanding of the modern world. Students will analyse change over centuries as they study Medicine Through Time. Students will then focus on two depth studies which require a deep understanding of a small era; The American West and the reigns of King Richard I and King John I.

Exam Assessment Details

All GCSE History papers examine student ability to apply historical knowledge to their argument. Each exam paper will examine a student’s ability to explain and analyse on a given area. Over the GCSE there are three exam papers. There is no coursework or controlled assessment.

What will I Do?

Year 10:

Term 1: Paper 1: Medicine Through Time and the Western Front. Students will cover the Middle Ages to The Industrial Revolution.

Term 2: Paper 1: continuing with the Modern Period before focusing on the source skill section; The Western Front.

Term 3: Paper 2 Section A: The American West. Before the Summer Holidays students will have started Section B: The reigns of King Richard I and King John I

Year 11:

Term 1: Paper 2 Section B: The reigns of King Richard I and King John I

Term 2: Paper 3: Conflict in the USA at home and abroad

Term 3: Revision and preparation for GCSE exams later in the term.

Internal Assessments

Throughout the term students will complete 10 knowledge questions when they reach the end of a topic. Exam style questions will be attempted for homework and classwork throughout the term. At the end of a paper students will complete an in-class exam paper.

The Year 10 Pre Public Exam is on Paper 1: Medicine Through Time and the Western Front.

The Year 11 Pre Public Exam is on Paper 2: The American West and the reigns of King Richard I and King John I.

Click the Link for:

Course Specification/ Syllabus- Link to Edexcel’s website for GCSE History

Past papers cannot be supplied at this time due to only one paper example which is used for the Pre Public Exams.

Useful Links:

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Medicine in Britain Revision Guide and Workbook

Publisher: Pearson, Author: Kirsty Taylor, ISBN: 9781292169729

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History The American West Revision Guide and Workbook

Publisher: Pearson, Author: Rob Bircher, ISBN: 9781292169774

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History The USA Revision Guide and Workbook

Publisher: Pearson, Author: Victoria Payne, ISBN: 9781292169767

BBC Bitesize Medicine Through Time – Revision tools

BBC Medieval and Medical Renaissance- Video clips

BBC Modern Medicine- Video clips

BBC Bitesize The American West- Revision tools

BBC Bitesize Civil Rights in the USA- Video clips

BBC Bitesize Exam and Study Skills- Video clips

Historical Association Revision Guides- you will need to use the school log in to access some materials on this site.