History

Teaching Staff            
Mr T Malby Head of Department   Mr P Bowen-Hunt - Teacher of History
Mrs J Crabtree - KS4 Teaching & Learning Co-ordinator   Mr H Martin - Teacher of History
Miss K Harvey - KS3 Co-ordinator   Mrs L Norman Teacher of History
        Mr J Wilson - Teacher of History
 
Key Stage 3

Year 7:

A focus on the history of Britain across 1000 years, starting with a case study of Coventry through the ages and then studying the development of Britain from the Anglo-Saxons to the Act of Union, 1707. This will be a top-down view of History from the perspective of rulers. The key themes studied and contrasted will be as follows:

  • Power of the Monarch
  • Power of the Church
  • Increasing role of Parliament
  • Status of women
  • Riots and Rebellion
  • Leisure/Daily Lives/Growth of Towns (also links to GCSE Early Elizabeth England)
  • Science and Technology
  • Warfare

Year 8:

Year 8s have more of a case study focus. This will be bottom-up History, looking at the impact of rulers and politics on people's lives. There is a significant element of social, moral, cultural and spiritual history. The topics studies are as follows:

  • Empire and slavery
  • First World War
  • Weimar Republic
  • Life in Nazi Germany
  • Holocaust
Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 we study under the Edexcel Exam Board. The modules we study are as follows:

  • Crime and Punishment, 1000-present
  • American West, 1835-95
  • Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1603
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939

All pupils have access to Edexcel textbooks through "PearsonActiveLearn" to help them with their home learning. They will be assessed in three exams at the end of Year 11

Key Stage 5

In Key Stage 5 we study under the AQA Exam Board. The modules we study are as follows:

  • 1C: Tudors, 1485-1603 - Exam
  • 2O: Democracy and Nazism in Germany, 1918-1945 - Exam
  • 3: Historical Enquiry: A study of the reasons for witchcraft prosecution in Early Modern Europe - 4,000 word essay.