Curriculum Plan – History

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Year / Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

 

How much did England change during the Norman
conquest?

Battle of Hastings

Castles

Domesday Book

Feudal system

Was it all muck and misery in the Middle Ages?

Religion

Life in a villages and towns

Fun and games

Black Death

Chronological overview of monarchs

Were all slaves’ experiences the same?

Empire

Middle Passage

Life on plantations

Punishments

Year 8

 

Why was Jack the Ripper never caught?

Whitechapel

The police

The suspects

What was the experience for soldiers in WWI?

Causes of WWI

Propaganda

Trenches

Battle of the Somme

How much impact does protesting have?

Suffragettes

Role of women in WWI

USA Civil Rights Movement

MLK vs Malcolm X

Year 9

 

Edexcel 9-1 GCSE

Medicine in Britain c1250-present

Hippocrates and Galen

Middle Ages medicine and public health

Renaissance medicine

Vesalius

Harvey

Medicine in 18th and 19th century Britain

Jenner

Pasteur

Koch

Nightingale

The role of government

The impact of science and technology

20th Century Medicine

Surgery in the Trenches

American West

Lives of the Plains Indians

Year 10

American West

Development of the Plains

Homesteaders

Cattlemen

Mormons

Conflict on the Plains

Battle of Little Big Horn

Plains Indians reservations

 

Anglo Saxon and Norman England

Anglo Saxon society

Norman invasion

Anglo Saxon resistance

Revolt of the Earls

 

Norman England

William I and his sons

Germany 1918-39

Treaty of Versailles

Early challenges to the Weimar Republic

 

Year 11

Germany 1918-39

Development of the Nazi Party

Munich Putsch

How Hitler became Chancellor

Nazi control and dictatorship

Life in Nazi Germany

 

Revision

Exams

Additional Information for Year 9, 10 & 11 Students – GCSE Courses

History

Exam Board

Course
Code & Web Link

Suggested Resources

Exam Year 2018

Edexcel

601/8092/4

https://qualifications.pearson.com

 www.bbc.co.uk/education

Hints & Tips

There is no magic wand and our advice is quite simple. Students should:

Have outstanding attendance. If they do miss lessons, it is imperative that they catch up the work they missed.

Have a positive attitude to learning. It will be challenging and at times, they may get grades, which they are not happy with. This doesn’t mean that they should give up! We are here to help.

Do their homework to the best of their ability. Without effective independent study they will not cope with the rigour of the new exams.

Revise thoroughly. This should be little and often and be ongoing throughout Y11. Repetition is the key and it is impossible to remember everything, for every subject, if they leave it until the last minute.

Create an exam timetable and know when their exams are.

Read for pleasure to improve their reading age. The Paper 3 exam involves a lot of reading. It is essential that they can comprehend the historical sources and interpretations if they are to be successful. Students are advised to read for pleasure, as this is the only way they will improve their competency in this vital skill. Your child’s reading age was included on their final Year 9 report. If this is below 14 years and 4 months at the end of Year 11, they will be at a disadvantage when they sit the exam.

Revise exam skills as well as the content. Some questions are very easy provided they remember how to answer them.

Attend revision sessions. These do NOT replace revision that needs to be done at home. They will help, however; I always tell the students that it should only count for about 1% of their overall revision.

Exam Year 2019

Edexcel

601/8092/4

https://qualifications.pearson.com

www.bbc.co.uk/education

Hints & Tips

There is no magic wand and our advice is quite simple. Students should:

Have outstanding attendance. If they do miss lessons, it is imperative that they catch up the work they missed.

Have a positive attitude to learning. It will be challenging and at times, they may get grades, which they are not happy with. This doesn’t mean that they should give up! We are here to help.

Do their homework to the best of their ability. Without effective independent study they will not cope with the rigour of the new exams.

Revise thoroughly. This should be little and often and be ongoing throughout Y11. Repetition is the key and it is impossible to remember everything, for every subject, if they leave it until the last minute.

Create an exam timetable and know when their exams are.

Read for pleasure to improve their reading age. The Paper 3 exam involves a lot of reading. It is essential that they can comprehend the historical sources and interpretations if they are to be successful. Students are advised to read for pleasure, as this is the only way they will improve their competency in this vital skill. Your child’s reading age was included on their final Year 9 report. If this is below 14 years and 4 months at the end of Year 11, they will be at a disadvantage when they sit the exam.

Revise exam skills as well as the content. Some questions are very easy provided they remember how to answer them.

Attend revision sessions. These do NOT replace revision that needs to be done at home. They will help, however; I always tell the students that it should only count for about 1% of their overall revision.

Exam Year 2020

Edexcel

601/8092/4

https://qualifications.pearson.com

www.bbc.co.uk/education

Hints & Tips

There is no magic wand and our advice is quite simple. Students should:

Have outstanding attendance. If they do miss lessons, it is imperative that they catch up the work they missed.

Have a positive attitude to learning. It will be challenging and at times, they may get grades, which they are not happy with. This doesn’t mean that they should give up! We are here to help.

Do their homework to the best of their ability. Without effective independent study they will not cope with the rigour of the new exams.

Revise thoroughly. This should be little and often and be ongoing throughout Y11. Repetition is the key and it is impossible to remember everything, for every subject, if they leave it until the last minute.

Create an exam timetable and know when their exams are.

Read for pleasure to improve their reading age. The Paper 3 exam involves a lot of reading. It is essential that they can comprehend the historical sources and interpretations if they are to be successful. Students are advised to read for pleasure, as this is the only way they will improve their competency in this vital skill. Your child’s reading age was included on their final Year 9 report. If this is below 14 years and 4 months at the end of Year 11, they will be at a disadvantage when they sit the exam.

Revise exam skills as well as the content. Some questions are very easy provided they remember how to answer them.

Attend revision sessions. These do NOT replace revision that needs to be done at home. They will help, however; I always tell the students that it should only count for about 1% of their overall revision.