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What Will I Learn?

You will start your History studies by finding out how the Romans impacted Britain. We will then look at the Battle of Hastings and how life in England changed under the control of William the Conqueror. After this we will study the Tudors and Stuarts, looking at the key events of each of the monarchs, including the Spanish Armada and the Gunpowder Plot. We finish the year by looking at the British Empire from Roanoke to the jewel in the crown – India.

Throughout the year, you will also start to learn the key skills that are needed to be a successful historian, including interpretation skills and source skills .


How Will I Be Assessed?

You will be assessed each half term on different skills so we can see how you are progressing. Regular homework and classwork will also give an indication of your progress.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

You will do a range of activities, including group work and individual work. You will take part in written tasks, as well as creative ones to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

You will progress in to the next year by building on the skills that you have acquired in Year 7. You will then be able to apply these to the units you will cover in Year 8

What Will I Learn?

You will start year 8 History learning about the French Revolution. After this you will study a different revolution – the Industrial Revolution. After this, we begin our studies in WWI and WII, including the horrors of the Holocaust.


How Will I Be Assessed?

You will be assessed each half term on different skills so we can see how you are progressing. Regular homework and classwork will also give an indication of your progress.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

You will do a range of activities, including group work and individual work. You will take part in written tasks, as well as creative ones to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

The skills you will have developed over the last two years will ensure that you are prepared to begin your GCSE studies in Year 9.

What Will I Learn?

You will begin your GCSE studies in year 9. We cover the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Specification. The units we will cover in the lead up your exams are:

  • Crime and Punishment, c1000-present and Whitechapel, c1870-c1900:crime, policing and the inner city
  • Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
  • The American West, c1835-1895
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939

How Will I Be Assessed?

You will be assessed in several ways. Firstly, the use of single exam question and whole exam papers. You will also be assessed on the work you complete in class and at home. There will also be an expectation of peer-assessment and self-assessment to ensure you are reflecting on how to improve your grades.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

You will do a number of different activities, including group work and individual work. Enquiry based tasks will allow you to conduct your own research and reach your own conclusions.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

The skills you are building on will allow you ensure you are prepared for year 10, and ultimately your final exams in the Summer term of Year 11.

What Will I Learn?

You will continue your GCSE studies. We cover the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History Specification. The units we will cover in the lead up your exams are:

  • Crime and Punishment, c1000-present and Whitechapel, c1870-c1900:crime, policing and the inner city
  • Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
  • The American West, c1835-1895
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939

How Will I Be Assessed?

You will be assessed in several ways. Firstly, the use of single exam question and whole exam papers. You will also be assessed on the work you complete in class and at home. There will also be an expectation of peer-assessment and self-assessment to ensure you are reflecting on how to improve your grades. You will also sit a PPE at the end of the year.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

You will do a number of different activities, including group work and individual work. Enquiry based tasks will allow you to conduct your own research and reach your own conclusions.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

The skills you are building on will allow you ensure you are prepared for your final exams in the Summer term of Year 11.

What Will I Learn?

You will continue your GCSE studies, with a focus on revising the topics covered in KS4, and fine tuning the skills you have learnt.

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How Will I Be Assessed?

Students will sit a PPE in November of Year 11 and a second PPE in February / March of Year 11. You will also be assessed by the work you produce in class and end of term assessments.

At the end of year 11, you will sit your final GCSEs. You will complete 3 papers

  • Paper 1: Crime and Punishment, c1000-present and Whitechapel, c1870-c1900:crime, policing and the inner city
  • Paper 2: The American West, c1835-1895 and Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
  • Paper 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

You will be taking part in a range of activities, including group work and induvial work. You will also do revision activities to ensure you are fully prepared for your final exams.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

Gaining a History GCSE will open many doors for you. It will allow you to gain access to a number of A-Level courses, including History, Law and Psychology. It shows future colleges or employers that you have an analytical mind and you are an organised individual. It shows that you are hard-working and like to challenge yourself.