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History

History at Stopsley High School

 

In Key Stage Three, pupils will be taught a range of topics, looking at the history of Britain and the impact we have had on the globe. Topics are taught in a chronological manner, from the mystery of Tollund Man in 2000BC , up to and including the Holocaust. Pupils will be taught a range of skills and be assessed in a variety of tasks during this time.

 

At GCSE level, we begin with a crime study in Year 9 of Jack the Ripper, which all pupils will take. Those who continue on with the GCSE will then look at Russian History in the form of the Russian Revolution of 1917, and the impact of Communism and Stalin on Russia. They will look at the consequences of this change which led to the Cold War. Pupils will then study Elizabeth I and how she dealt with her problems, as well as a thematic study of how Crime and Punishment has changed over the last 1000 years in Britain.

Our GCSE exam board is edExcel

History Curriculum from Sept 2017

Yr 7

Autumn Term

What is History?

How did Tollund Man die?

Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?

Spring Term

Case study and project on Castles in Britain

How did the plague change Britain?

Summer Term

How did the Tudors deal with their problems?

What events in the 17th century changed Britain?

 

Yr 8

Autumn Term

How did the Industrial Revolution change Britain?

What was the Atlantic Slave Trade?

Spring Term

How did Slavery end?

Who were the Sioux Tribe?

Summer Term

Project on World War One

How did Hitler take power in Germany?

 

Yr 9

Autumn Term

What was life like in Nazi Germany?

World War Two

Spring Term

Why was the Atomic Bomb dropped?

Why did the Holocaust start?

Summer Term

How did the Holocaust end?

GCSE Case study: Source analysis on Jack the RIpper

Yr 10

Autumn Term

Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-1941

Spring Term

Superpower relation and the Cold War, 1941-91

Summer Term

Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588

 

Yr 11

Autumn Term

Crime and Punishment through time, c1000 - present

Spring Term

Exam Revision

Summer Term

Exam Revision