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History

Studying history can be inspiring. When we discover what people have achieved against the odds and how things can change over time, it can give us the motivation we need to succeed.

History teaches us to ask two very important questions: why and how. This is key to sharpening your critical thinking abilities, which combine analysis, research, essay writing and communication skills to help you to solve problems and form arguments for debate.

At Ashlyns School, students have the opportunity to develop their historical skills through a broad, balanced curriculum. We offer a series of interlinked courses that build on National Curriculum requirements and provide the framework to naturally progress to GCSE and ultimately to AS- and A-level History.

 

  YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
AUTUMN 1  

 

Pre 1066:   the development of Church, State and Society in Medieval Britain, including local and world study

 

 

The development of Church, State and Society in Britain 1509 – 1745

Slave trade, abolition
AUTUMN 2 Civil rights
SPRING 1 World War 1
SPRING 2  

Ideas, political power, industry and empire in Britain 1745 – 1901 (including local study)

Inter-war years and the Second World War to the present day
SUMMER 1 Second World War to the present day (including Holocaust)
SUMMER 2 Historic Environment:  Whitechapel 1870 – 1900 – crime, policing and the inner city

 

Key Stage 4

Exam Board:  Edexcel

  YEAR 10 YEAR 11
AUTUMN 1 Paper 1:  Crime and Punishment through time, c1000 – present day Paper 3:  Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 39
AUTUMN 2 Paper 1:  Crime and Punishment through time, c1000 – present day Paper 3:  Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 39
SPRING 1 Paper 1:  Crime and Punishment through time, c1000 – present day Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941 – 91
SPRING 2 Paper 2:  Henry VIII and his Ministers 1509 – 1540 Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941 – 91
SUMMER 1 Paper 2:  Henry VIII and his Ministers 1509 – 1540 Revision
SUMMER 2 Paper 3:  Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 39  

 

  YEAR 12 YEAR 13
AUTUMN 1 Introduction to Cold War in Asia and US policy of containment including odxel states and the fall of China.  Development of exam skills

Period Unit:  England 1485-1547.  The government and foreign policy of Henry VII

Coursework:  Introduction to coursework and work on completing draft

Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964:  The Nature of Government

 

 

AUTUMN 2 A case study of the causes, course and consequences of Korean War and continued development of exam skills.

Period Unit:  England 1485-1547.  Henry VIII and Wolsey; the reign of Henry VIII after 1529

Coursework:  draft completed

Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964:  the impact of dictatorial regimes on the economy and society of the Russian Empire and USSR

SPRING 1 A case study on the Vietnam War, early US involvement, Eisenhower and Kennedy; continued development of exam skills  

Enquiry Study:  Mid Tudor Crises 1547-1558.  The stability of monarchy.

Coursework:  review of marked draft, coursework completion

Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964:  the impact of war and revolution on the development of the Russian Empire and the USSR

SPRING 2 Continuation of case study on the Vietnam War.  Escalation of US involvement under Johnson and Nixon and reasons for ultimate failure.  Continued development of exam skills.

Enquiry Study:  Mid Tudor Crises 1547-1558.  Religious changes

Revision of Cold War and trial exam

 

Russia and its Rulers 1855-1964:  Empire, nationalities and satellite states

SUMMER 1 Completion of Cold War in Asia case study on Cambodia.  Continued development of exam skills.

Enquiry Study:  Mid Tudor Crises 1547-1558.  Rebellion and unrest.

Revision
SUMMER 2 Revision and introduction to Year 13 coursework.