In Years 7 and 8, students study a wide variety of topics:
History develops knowledge and understanding of local, national and international events in the past. In the study of History students have the opportunity to consider how past events have shaped the society and values of the world in which they live. It encourages them to examine their rights and responsibilities and to think critically about how and why things are the way they are. Students develop a variety of skills including analytical thinking, research, communication and evaluation of evidence. Students’ work is assessed at the end of each Module in a variety of different ways from timed tests/essays to projects and presentations.
Course Books and Equipment
Students study a Foundation Course for the first three modules of Year 9, to prepare them for the content and skills needed for their GCSE History. Students will follow Edexcel Schools History Project. The study of History gives students a sense of the past and an awareness of the development of different values and societies. It equips students with the key skills needed for lifelong learning and the workplace. Students who study History acquire strong analytical, research and communication skills. They tend to be reflective and good at problem solving.
The Foundation course consists of:
Edexcel School History Project:
All units are examined at the end of Year 11, except for Unit 4, which is a controlled assessment. Students can prepare for it and bring in a plan and notes, but must complete it under timed conditions.
During Year 12, students study the following options:
Unit 1 Option D – A World Divided, Communism and Democracy in the 20th Century:
Unit 2 British History Depth Studies:
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