|Course ID||Course Name||Instructor||Room Number||Time|
|Hi||History||Mr D. Fells||Norris Building|
Students will develop the necessary skills in evaluation and analysis, whilst studying periods of history that continue to impact on our world today. An understanding of the past will equip them with knowledge of important events that have shaped our societies; through use of source evaluation, critical thinking and essay writing.
Key Stage 3
• Medieval and Tudor England
• Local History of Barking and Dagenham
• Empire and The Industrial Revolution
• Native Americans
• Votes for Women
• The World Wars
• The Holocaust
Throughout these topics the focus will be on key concepts such as; significance, change and continuity, cause and consequence.
Key Stage 4
OCR GCSE – Modern World B
Paper 1 45% – International relations 1945-1975 & German Depth Study
Paper 2 30% – British Society 1890-1914
Controlled Assessment 25% – USA
Key Stage 5
Edexcel A Level
Paper 1: Breadth study with interpretations Germany and West Germany, 1918–89 30%
Paper 2: Depth study The rise and fall of fascism in Italy, c1911–46 20%
Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth 30%
How to support your child
Students at KS3 can often practise many of the skills needed for writing a good argument outside the classroom environment. They can do research and access extra reading around the subject. Practising interpretation of sources both, primary and secondary in nature, is of high importance also.
Students following GCSE History should be encouraged to spend time completing questions that prepare them for their final exams. They should spend time consolidating their learning in lessons by revising and testing their factual recall. GCSE requires a sophisticated writing style and a mature approach to tackling different interpretations, students will be expected to be independent learners.