Below is the scheme of work for History at Key Stage 3 & Key Stage 4.
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Year 11 (Edexcel)
There are 4 elements to the course:
Outline Study: An overview of International Relations – The Era of the Cold War 1943-1991
This unit includes how the Cold War began, the problem of what to do about Germany after World War II, The Berlin Wall, Cuban missile crisis and the fall of the Soviet Union.
A depth study: Germany 1918-1939
This unit focuses on The Weimar Republic, Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party and Nazi controlled Germany. You will learn about why the Weimar Republic was set up, its successes and failures, how Hitler came to power in Germany and why life was like in the Nazi dictatorship.
A source enquiry: The transformation of British society c1951–79
This unit includes studying development and changes in families, education, job and immigration. It also focuses on the changes in media, entertainment and leisure during this period. Students will investigate ‘The Swinging sixties’ and how much it was a myth created by the media.
Controlled assessment: Crime, policing and protest in England c1886-c1926
This unit includes the development of the Police Force and CID, Trafalgar Square Riots, Jack the Ripper police investigation and the Suffragette movement. This unit gives students the opportunity to explore consequence, causation or change in a historical context, carry out a historical enquiry, analyse and evaluate how the past has been interpreted and represented in different ways.
How you will be examined
The examination board for History is Edexcel (History A Modern World)
Unit 1 – Outline study – Exam worth 25%;
Unit 2 – Depth Study – Exam worth 25%;
Unit 3 – Source enquiry – Exam worth 25%;
Unit 4 – Controlled assessment worth 25%.
Year 10 History
There are 3 elements to the GCSE history course:
A Thematic study and historic environment
This unit has 2 sections; Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city. The first section covers a large period of time and you will learn about the changes in crime and punishment through a series case studies such as; the use of trial by ordeal and reasons for its ending, The Gunpowder Plotters of 1605, Matthew Hopkins and the witch-hunts of 1645–47, the treatment of conscientious objectors in the First and Second World Wars and the Derek Bentley case and its significance for the abolition of the death penalty. The second section focuses on a study of Whitechapel, the very poor area of the East End of London that gained national attention because of the crimes of ‘Jack the Ripper’ in 1888.
A Period study and British depth study
This unit has 2 sections; and Superpower relations Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588 and the Cold War, 1941–91. The first section includes government and religion in Elizabethan times, challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad and Elizabethan society in the Age of Exploration. The second section includes how the Cold War began, the problem of what to do about Germany after World War II, The Berlin Wall, Cuban missile crisis and the fall of the Soviet Union.
A Modern depth study: Germany 1918-1939
This unit focuses on The Weimar Republic, Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party and Nazi controlled Germany. It includes: why the Weimar Republic was set up, its successes and failures, how Hitler came to power in Germany and what life was like in the Nazi dictatorship.
How the course is examined:
The examination board for History is Edexcel
Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment 30%
Paper 2: Period study and British depth study 40%
Paper 3: Modern depth study 30%