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History

Through learning history pupils will develop skills that they need to become a critical thinker where they develop evaluating and analysing skills, there will be opportunities to work as a team and build and develop communication skills. Throughout the course there are opportunities to study history from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic and cultural, thereby helping students to appreciate the diversity of the societies studied, and the experiences of the people in these societies. The course also provides students the opportunity to study the 20th Century in both breadth and depth.

 

Key Stage 3

Year 7

What will my child learn about in History this year?

Pupils will study historical skills, medieval realms & Islamic civilisations, medieval castles, The Black Death, slavery and civil rights.

 

What type of homework will be set?

Written tasks and research task that are topic specific will be set by the class teacher in accordance with the school homework policy of 20-30 minutes per week.

 

How will my child be assessed in History..?

History written tasks and exam questions one per half term/topic that are assessed against the standards. During lessons there will be a mixture of self and peer assessment, light touch and RAG marking. Verbal feedback in regards to skills and reflective work.

 

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

You can support you child by talking to them about their lessons and ensuring that homework tasks are completed to the best of their ability.  You can also help pupils by researching the topics we are studying or visiting places of interest that are relevant to the topics.

 

Year 8

What will my child learn about in…History this year?

Pupils will study The Tudors, The Industrial Revolution, trench warfare, rise of Hitler, the home front and The Holocaust

 

What type of homework will be set?

Written tasks and research task that are topic specific will be set by the class teacher in accordance with the school homework policy of 20-30 minutes per week.

 

How will my child be assessed in …History..?

History written tasks and exam questions one per half term/topic, that are assessed against the standards. During lessons there will be a mixture of self and peer assessment, light touch and RAG marking. Verbal feedback in regards to skills and reflective work.

 

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

 

You can support you child by talking to them about their lessons and ensuring that homework tasks are completed to the best of their ability.  You can also help pupils by researching the topics we are studying or visiting places of interest that are relevant to the topics.

 

Key Stage 4 

What will my child learn ?

We study the AQA History B specification. Throughout the course there are opportunities to study history from a variety of perspectives, including political, social, economic and cultural, thereby helping students to appreciate the diversity of the societies studied, and the experiences of the people in these societies. The course also provides students the opportunity to study the 20th Century in both breadth and depth.

 

What type of homework will be set?

Homework is weekly and will range from 30 minutes to 2 hours. Types of homework will include research, revision and exam practice questions.

 

How will my child be assessed in History?

Formal assessment will take place once a term in the form of mock exam papers.

 

How can I support my child’s learning at home?

  • Asking them to explain their learning in schools and links to the next topic on the specification.
  • Encouraging a wider range of reading on the subject.
  • Support them in reviewing their notes and understanding regularly.

 

What can my child move onto with History?

History provides a good background for all arts and social science careers. It is useful for careers in Archaeology, Heritage, Archive and Museum work. The skills you learn from studying history include investigating, researching documents, examining evidence and presenting arguments. These are valuable in a great number of careers, including Law, journalism, Politics and Management.