History

Year 9 (Specialism Year) Excitement

Focus: Specialist Review of Mediaeval and Modern History through the lens of Medicine

Content: The Development of Medicine in terms of Cause, Prevention and Treatment

Theme: Beliefs

Content: Religion and Church, The State and Society, Local History studies in Market Harborough

Year 10 (GCSE Year) Expertise

Students will study National and International History from 1558 – 1991, understanding the narrative of events and analysing them, focusing on five great schools of History: Political, Socio-Economic, Ideological and Personalities (‘The Great Man of History’ school).

Students will study:

Half Term 1: Elizabethan England, government, religion and challenges

Half Term 2: Elizabethan Society in the Age of Exploration

They will then go on to study Germany 1918-1939 in the following two half terms:

Half Term 3: Weimar Germany and the growth of democracy

Half Term 4: Germany and the Rise of Hitler

The Year finishes with the conclusion of life under the Nazis

Half Term 5: Nazi consolidation of power

Half Term 6: Life in Nazi Germany

Year 11 (GCSE Year) Expertise

Students will then begin to study the Cold War 1941-1991:

Half Term 1: The Origins of the Cold War

Half Term 2: The Development of the Cold War – Escalation of tensions

Half Term 3: The Transformation of the Cold War

Student will finish their studies by Easter with an Overview of the Cold War.

This allows the half term of year 11 to be dedicated to in depth revision of the above topics.

AQA Reformed (1-9) GCSE

The GCSE history course aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of history. Students will cover Medieval to Modern History, and consider countries such as Britain, America, the USSR, and China.

It is important to remember that History is not just about facts and dates. It is about understanding why humans behaved the way they did in the past. Studying History will develop your ability to think clearly and logically, research, analyse, hypothesis, argue and criticise. There is also a focus on developing writing skills, which complements many other subjects in the curriculum.

Assessment : The GCSE is assessed by three exam papers, sat at the end of Year 11. All students sit the same exam papers.