Key Stage 3
Year 7 unit of study is as follows:
- A ‘What is History?’ study covering historical skills and concepts
- A unit investigating the ‘Norman Conquest’ and asking if 1066 is the most important year in English History?
- A study of ‘Medieval Monarchs’ covering Henry II and King John.
- A unit focused on the ‘Tudors’ and asking if the Tudors really were terrible?
- A study of the ‘English Civil War’ and investigation into why Charles I had to lose his head.
- A unit focused on ‘The Restoration’.
- Finishing with an investigation into how the role of monarchy has changed from 1066 to 1745.
The Year 8 unit of study is as follows:
- A focus on the ‘Slavery and the British Empire’.
- A unit looking at life in ‘Britain in the 19th Century’ and investigating how the 19th century changed people’s lives.
- A study of the ‘First World War’.
- An local study investigation into the part that Shoeburyness played in the First World War
- A unit of study based on the ‘Interwar Years’.
- A unit on the ‘Second World War’.
- Finishing with an investigation into migration in the surrounding areas.
The year 9 unit of study is as follows:
- We begin the year by studying the Cold War and investigate the tensions and conflicts during that time
- An investigation into ‘How did people fight for their rights in the 20th Century?
- Finishing with a unit on the Holocaust
The GCSE History content comprises the following elements:
- one period study - Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship
- one thematic study - Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day
- one wider world depth study - Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950–1975
- one British depth study including the historic environment - Elizabethan England, c1568–1603
The GCSE is assessed by 2 exams both 2 hours long. Each paper is worth 84 marks with 4 marks for SPaG. Both examinations are sat at the end of Year 11. There is NO Controlled Assessment.
Year 12 and 13 - AQA
Students will study two units which are examination based from the AQA A Level with a non-exam assessment:
- The Tudors: 1485-1603 (40% of the A Level)
- The American Dream: Reality and Illusion, 1945-1980 (40% of the A Level)
- Non-exam assessment based on a historical investigation which is completed in Year 13 (20% of the A Level).
The course is assessed through two 2 hours 30mins examinations at the end of Year 13.
Rebecca Blowers History Head of Subject
Vicky Gray Humanities Head of Faculty