Glossopdale School

 

 

-History

Curriculum Content:

Aims and ambitions:

 

The aim of the History curriculum at Glossopdale is to enable all our students to access and enjoy a thought provoking, relevant and challenging course of study that offers a local, regional, national and international insight into the past, across all Key Stages.

 

 

Year group

Topics include

By the end of the year, students should be able to:

7

Life in Medieval England; the Norman Conquest; the impact of the Black Death; feudalism; the Tudor monarchs; the Golden Age?; the impact of the Industrial Revolution on living and working conditions; slavery; the Great Exhibition.

 

Assessments are focused on the categorising and prioritising of causes of events and comparing and contrasting the impact of change over time.

 

 

 

Appreciate key events and people from the end of the Roman occupation to the start of the 20th century, from an economic and social perspective. They should understand concepts such as chronology, change and continuity and be able to write about causes of events with increasing complexity and confidence.

8

Industrial change in the 19th century, was it good or bad for Glossop and Britain?; the Holocaust; the Elizabethans; the Restoration, focussing on Chatsworth House; 20th century China; global terrorism.

 

Assessments include using sources to build a supported piece of extended writing, annotating sources to make developed inferences about the past and working with interpretations of the past, to understand and explain how those interpretations came about.

 

 

 

As in Year 7, but also investigating key themes and issues from the past and working with historical sources to explore concepts such as significance, change and continuity and interpretations.

9

 

20th century world topics, including the Liberal Landslide of 1906 and the Liberal Social Reforms; the significance of the women’s suffrage movement; the causes of the Great War; the impact of the Treaty of Versailles; the rise of the dictators; World War 2 and the Home Front; the end of Empire; Windrush; Civil Rights.

 

Assessments include causation, working with sources to make complex inferences about the past, and using different interpretations to explore key issues from the 20th century.

 

 

 

Students increasingly use sources with confidence and make more complex inferences. They unpick interpretations and use their contextual knowledge to evaluate them. They begin to see the changes over time in their overall progress through Key Stage 3 History. Elements of GCSE are introduced to allow for informed option choices.

10

 

Conflict and Tension 1918 – 1939

America – expansion and consolidation, 1849-1895.

 

Students will cover the key content and be assessed in various ways to ensure increasing confidence in the retrieval of information and the understanding of GCSE exam technique.

Students will sit an end of year examination to help assess areas for development.

 

 

Have a solid working knowledge of the specified content and be developing the necessary exam skills and techniques to enable them to have made good progress towards their end of Year 11 target.

11

 

Health and the People, 1100 – 2000.

Elizabethan England, 1558 – 1603.

 

Students will cover the key content and be assessed in various ways to ensure increasing confidence in the retrieval of information and the understanding of GCSE exam technique.

Students will have a mock examination.

 

 

 

Students will have good knowledge of the specified content and be confident in exam skills and technique to allow them the best possible opportunity to achieve their target in Year 11 external examinations.

GCSE Key Information

Qualification

GCSE History

Exam board

AQA

Website link

https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse

Extra-curricular opportunities in

HWK Club