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History

 

History offers students the opportunity to learn about past events, which have shaped the world in which we live today. History allows students to develop their understanding of historical events and create comparisons between the past and the present. As a subject it enables students to learn skills that are not only essential to the study of history, but also across many of the core subjects. Students are encouraged to become independent within their study and will learn through the use of cross curricular links. History offers the unique opportunity of being able to learn through hands on and living history, by allowing pupils to visit museums, galleries and the use of artifacts. Pupils will be able to recognise the significance of events and be able to draw conclusions from these.

Key stage 3 leads through to GCSE History and helps develop the skills needed to progress and become successful in further education. Through their study pupils will be able to use keywords and terminology. They will, over a period of time, become skilled in creating evidential and structured arguments to support their findings.

Pupils should extend and deepen their chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history.

Pupils will follow the guidelines set out by the National Curriculum

 

ASDAN HIstory

Certification

Once a student's work has been internally moderated, certificates for successful candidates will be awarded from ASDAN.

There is no external moderation for this programme, although ASDAN reserves the right to request samples of candidates' work for quality assurance purposes.

The flexibility of ASDAN's Short Courses means they can be carried out in a variety of settings, over a time period to suit the individual (60 hours) Short Courses are multi-level, the focus is on completing challenges and skills development according to individual ability, rather than attainment at a specific level.

 

Student Book

The activities in this Short Course are grouped into the following modules:

  • Local History
  • British History – Our Island Stories
  • Britain, the Empire and the World
  • History From Below
  • European History
  • History in the World

Due to the nature of the ASDAN Short courses pupils will aim to complete 1 module per half-term depending on the student having 2 hrs lesson each week over at least a 5 week period. However this may change according to the varying needs of each pupil.

 

Assessment in History

Assessment: This will be ongoing through in class study and Pupil self assessment and peer assessment of work There is an opportunity for pupils become certified in their study through the AQA Unit awards scheme.

 

Useful Websites in History

National Curriculum - Specification
http://www.efrpattaya.com/SECONDARY_national_curriculum.pdf#

GCSE Specification
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse

Unit Awards
http://www.aqa.org.uk/programmes/unit-award-scheme/a-brief-history-of-the-aqa-unit-award-scheme-uas

Asdan Short Courses https://www.asdan.org.uk/courses/programmes/history-short-course

 

 

History Curriculum Overview

Year 7

  Term   Subject content
  Autumn 1  
  • The Norman Conquest
  Autumn 2  
  • Christendom, the importance of religion and the Crusades
  Spring 1  
  • Magna Carta and the emergence of Parliament
  Spring 2  
  • The English campaigns to conquer Wales and Scotland up to 1314
  Summer 1  
  • The Black Death and its social and economic impact
  Summer 2  
  • The Peasants’ Revolt

 

Year 8

  Term   Subject content
  Autumn 1  
  • Renaissance and Reformation in Europe
  Autumn 2  
  • The Elizabethan religious settlement and conflict with Catholics (including Scotland, Spain and Ireland)
  Spring 1  
  • The causes and events of the civil wars throughout Britain and the Restoration, ‘Glorious Revolution’ and power of Parliament
  Spring 2  
  • The Act of Union of 1707, the Hanoverian succession and the Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745
  Summer 1  
  • Britain’s transatlantic slave trade: its effects and its eventual abolition
  Summer 2  
  • Britain as the first industrial nation – the impact on society and party politics, extension of the franchise and social reform

 

Year 9

  Term   Subject content
  Autumn 1  
  • Women’s suffrage, the First World War and the Peace Settlement
  Autumn 2  
  • The Second World War and the wartime leadership of Winston Churchill
  Spring 1  
  • Social, cultural and technological change in post-war British society Britain’s place in the world since 1945
  Spring 2  
  • Local History - an in depth study linked to one of the British areas of study listed above, (Birmingham).
  Summer 1  
  • The changing nature of political power in Britain, traced through selective case studies from the Iron Age to the present
  Summer 2  
  • A study of an aspect of social history, such as the impact through time of the migration of people to, from and within the British Isles

 

Key Stage 4 & 5

GCSE History 2 year course

AQA History 8145

  Term   Subject content
 

Year 1
Section A: Period studies

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1

 

Paper 1 Understanding the modern world

1B Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship

  • Part one: Germany and the growth of democracy
  • Part two: Germany and the Depression
  • Part three: The experiences of Germans under the Nazis
 

Year 1
Section B: Wider world depth studies

Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2

 

Paper 1 Understanding the modern world

Conflict and tension, 1918–1939

  • Part one: Peacemaking
  • Part two: The League of Nations and international peace
  • Part three: The origins and outbreak of the Second World War
 

Year 2
Section A: Thematic studies

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1

 

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

2A Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day

  • Part one: Medicine stands still
  • Part two: The beginnings of change
  • Part three: A revolution in medicine Part four: Modern medicine
 

Year 2
Section B: British depth studies including the historic environment

Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2

 

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

Norman England, c1066–c1100

  • Part one: The Normans: conquest and control
  • Part two: Life under the Normans
  • Part three: The Norman Church and monasticism
  • Part four: The historic environment of Norman England
 

Summer 2 June

 
  • Exam period

 

Methods of Assessment for GCSE

 

What's assessed Paper 1

In Section A there is a choice of four period studies, each with a focus on two key developments in a country's history over at least a 50 year period. In Section B there is a choice of five wider world depth studies. These focus on international conflict and tension.

 

What's assessed Paper 2

In Section A there is a choice of three thematic studies, which look at key developments in Britain over a long period. In Section B there is a choice of four British depth studies incorporating the study of a specific historic environment

 

Paper 1 Understanding the modern world
Assessment – 84 marks – 50%. of GCSE

Section A – six compulsory questions (40 marks)

Section B – four compulsory questions (40 marks)

Plus four marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar

 

Paper 2 shaping the nation
Assessment – 84 marks – 50%. of GCSE

Section A – four compulsory questions (40 marks)

Section B – four compulsory questions (40 marks)

Plus four marks for spelling, punctuation and grammar