|Mrs G. Rimmer (Head of Department)|
|Mr J. Neville|
|Mr M. Crowley|
|Mr J. Watts|
In Key Stage three we follow a course in British History from 1066 to the Modern Age including an in-depth study on Black Peoples of the Americas and the Twentieth Century World.
Introduction to ‘What is History?’ Medieval Realms: 1066 – 1485. This includes the Battle of Hastings, the Medieval Church, Henry II and Thomas Becket, King John and Magna Carta.
Life in the Middle Ages: A study of the Black Death and its consequences for life in England. The Peasants Revolt and the War of the Roses
The Tudor Age: Henry VIII and the changes to the Church, Bloody Mary, The Age of Elizabeth I.
1. The causes and consequences of the English Civil War: 1625 - 1649.
2. The Rule of Cromwell, The Glorious Revolution & Black People of the Americas.
3. Enquiry on Timbuktu
1. The Industrial Revolutiuon 1750 - 1900.
2. The growth of factories & technology and the impact on Victorian society.
3. A focus study on political rights.
The Great War 1914 - 1918
1. Depth Study of WW1 Battle.
2. Soldiers of the Empire.
3. Impact of the war.
1. Europe between the wars, from Russian Revolution to the rise of Hitler & the Nazis.
2. WW2 1939 - 1945
USA 1919 - 1941
USSR 1919 - 1938
The Second World War: 1939-1945 Pupils are taught to know and understand the key events and to develop key historical skills such as interpretation, analysis and evaluation of historical evidence. Pupils are also encouraged to visit historical sites and read widely on the topics they are studying. Every year pupils have to complete their own research on a key topic and produce a project/presentation as part of their assessment.
We would recommend visits to the following museums to help pupils with their study:
GCSE History is a very popular option choice. We study Modern World History (Edexcel A). We focus our study on:
1. Germany 1918 - 1939
Unit One: Weimar Republic
Unit two: Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party 1919 - 1932
Unit three: Nazi Dictatorship 1933 - 1939
2. The Era of the Cold War 1943 - 1991
Unit One: How did the Cold War develop? 1943 - 1956
Unit Two: The Cold War crisis
Unit Three: End of the Cold War 1979 - 1991
3. War and the Transformation of British Society 1931 - 1951
Unit One: The impact of the Depression
Unit Two: Britain at War
Unit Three: The Home Front
Unit Four: Labour in Power
The USA: A Divided Union 1945 - 1970
A-Level: From September 2015 A-level History has proved to be a popular subject. We study: OCR A-level History
Students have gone on to study History at Sussex, Queen Mary, Goldsmiths and Bristol with results which are 98% A-C at A-level
The History Department is looking forward to our trip to America (New York & Boston) in October 2015 and planning a trip to Rome and Pompeii in October 2016.
We are also planning the following trips:
1. Year 8/9 Battlefields Trip (Somme or Ypres) June 2016.
2. HMS Belfast.
3. London Tombs.
(Trip 2 & 3 are reward trips for Year 8 competition winners on modern day slaves)
4. Synagogue in Belsize Park - February 2016 (Holocaust Memorial Day).
5. Future trip to Italy.
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