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History

Head of Department

Mr G Brown

Email: gbrown@stopsleyhighschool.co.uk

Course Overview

Pupils will look at some of the key events from the past 1000 years in History, looking at British history, as well as looking at the impacts of global events as well. Assessments will consist of formal examinations in class, where GCSE technique skills are implemented as well as homework projects to support further study at home.


At GCSE,pupils will then get to use the knowledge they have learnt at KS3 and the exam technique skills developed during their assessments to prepare for their three exams.

Key Stage 3

  • Year 7: Historical skills, Battle of Hastings, Medieval law, Black Death, Tudors inc focus on Elizabeth I problems,  Key events of 17th century in England

  •  Year 8: Slavery, World War One, Rise of Hitler, Nazi Germany, World War Two - focus on Britain

  •  Year 9: World War Two - Global events, Holocaust, Crime and Punishment 1000-Present. Jack the Ripper

Key Stage 4

  • Crime and Punishment:1000- Present. Includes Jack the Ripper case study.

  • Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991

  • Early Elizabethan England

  • Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1940

Exam Board

Edexcel

Subject Assessment

KS3: GCSE style exam questions at the end of topics.

  •          Knowledge and progress measured with knowledge checklists in class.
  •          Homework projects over a 6 week period

 

KS4: Preparation for the following exams

  • Crime and Punishment:1000- Present. Includes Jack the Ripper case study.
  • Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991
  • Early Elizabethan England
  • Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1940

Progression

Our curriculum helps pupils to build upon the skills learnt at Stopsley and enable progression from GCSE to A Level.