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History

Curriculum Overview.

 

Progress report information.

 

History at Wade Deacon allows students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, so that it provides a well-informed context for wider learning. The History curriculum encourages students to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

 

Every student at Wade Deacon studies History in Years 7 and 8. During this time students develop their writing and source interpretation skills to ensure they have a strong foundation to continue the study of History at GCSE. At the end of Year 8 students have the option to continue onto the GCSE course in the next academic year.

 

GCSE History builds upon the key themes and skills developed at the Foundation Stage. It provides students with an insight into the political, social and economic changes that have helped develop the Modern World. Students who have chosen to take History at GCSE follow the AQA History B specification. In Year 9, 10 and 11 students are divided into sets depending on their performance in the subject during the previous academic year. These sets are reviewed each half term with students’ placements within them being carefully reconsidered. Movement between sets occurs as the need arises.

 

Students in Years 7 and 8 have two History lessons each week and our GCSE students enjoy three weekly sessions.

 

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Curriculum Overview

 

Year 7

 

Autumn Term

 

The Norman Conquest

 

Life in Medieval Society

 

Spring Term

 

The Tudors

 

The Stuarts

 

Summer Term

 

The Industrial Revolution

 

Civil Rights in America in the 1950s and 1960s

 

Year 8

 

Autumn Term

 

The First World War

 

World War 2 origins

 

Spring Term

 

Steps to World War II

 

World War Two

 

Summer Term

 

The Holocaust

 

The Impact of Terrorism

 

Year 9

 

Autumn Term

 

Conflict and tension, 1918–1939

 

Spring Term

 

America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality

 

Summer Term

 

Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day (part 1)

 

Year 10

 

Autumn Term

 

America in the 1920s: Opportunity

 

Spring Term

 

Stalin’s Dictatorship, 1924-1941.

 

Summer Term

 

Race Relations in the USA, 1945-1968.

 

Year 11

 

In Y11 the students revisit the topics from Y9 and Y10 in preparation for the summer series of examinations.

 

 

Reporting

 

The MEG (Minimum Expected Grade) is what we expect the students at least to achieve by the end of the course and key stage. During each round of P2S the students have studied the following:

 

Year 7

 

P2S 1: The Norman Conquest

 

P2S 2: Life in Medieval Society

 

P2S 3: The Tudors and the Stuarts

 

P2S 4: The Industrial Revolution and Civil Rights

 

 

Year 8

 

P2S 1: The First World War

 

P2S 2: World War 2 - origins

 

P2S 3: Steps to World War Two

 

P2S 4: The Holocaust and Terrorism

 

 

Year 9

 

P2S1: Conflict and tension, 1918–1939.

 

P2S2:  America in the 1920s: Opportunity

 

P2S3: America in the 1930s–1973: Inequality.

 

P2S4: Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day (part 1)

 

 

Year 10

 

P2S1: The Roaring 20s—USA 1918-1929.

 

P2S2: Stalin’s Dictatorship, 1924-1941 and Race Relations in the USA, 1945-1968.

 

P2S3: Controlled Assessment: In class assessment on Britain IN War.

 

P2S4: Race Relations in the USA, 1945-1968.

 

 

Year 11

 

In Y11 the students revisit the topics from Y9 and Y10 in preparation for the summer series of examinations.

Leader of Faculty

Mr P. Hinds

KS4 Leader

Mrs C. Eccles

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