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KEY STAGE 3

YEAR
TERM 1
TERM 2
TERM 3
TERM 4
TERM 5
TERM 6
7

What is history?

What were the causes and consequences of the Norman Conquest?

What was life like in the Middle Ages?

Who killed Thomas Becket?

How bad was King John?

How deadly was the Black Death?

What were the causes and consequences of the Peasant’s Revolt

Why did Henry VII win the Wars of the Roses?

What happened to the Princes in the tower?

8

Why did Henry break from the Roman Catholic Church?

Was Elizabethan England a golden age?

Were the gunpowder plotters framed?

What were the causes of the English Civil War?

Why did Parliament win the English Civil War?

Oliver Cromwell: Hero or Villain?

What impact did the Plague and Great Fire have on London?

Was the British Empire something to be proud of?

9

What was slavery and why was it abolished?

How did Britain change between 1750-1900?

Who was Jack the Ripper?

What were the main causes of the First World War?

What was life like in the trenches?

How far does Field Marshall Haig deserve the nickname ‘the Butcher of the Somme’?

Was the Treaty of Versailles a mistake?

 

What is the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship?

Why did the German people vote for Adolf Hitler?

What was the Holocaust?

 

KEY STAGE 4

Modern World History GCSE

 
10

 

Paper 1

USA 1919-41: Key question 1

Paper 1

USA 1919-41: Key Question 2

Paper 1

USA 1919-41: Key Question 3

Paper 1

USA 1919-41: Key Question 4

Paper 1

The Cold War: Key Question 1

Paper 1

The Cold War: Key Question 2

Paper 1

The Cold War: Key Question 3

 

Why did the US economy boom in the 1920s?

Was the US a free and equal society in the 1920s?

What were the causes and consequences of the Wall Street Crash?

How successful was the New Deal?

Who was to blame for the Cold War?

Who won the Cuban Missile Crisis?

Why did the USA fail in Vietnam?

 

School’s History Project GCSE

 11

The Plains Indians and the geography of the Plains

The early migrants: Mountain Men, Mormons and Miners

Farming on the Plains: Homesteading and the settlers

The cattle industry: cattle barons and cowboys

Law and Order: vigilantes, regulators and sheriffs

The end of the Plains Indians way of life: Little Bighorn and beyond

Controlled Assessment: 

Georgian England:  Brighton Pavilion

ASSESSMENT

KS3 assessments in history are designed to test student’s historical skills, knowledge and understanding.  These assessments are carried out in class, but students are asked through homework tasks to prepare for them at home.  In our assessments we aim to use the language of GCSE questions to acclimatise students to the rubric and style of exams that they will face at KS4.  For each assessment students will receive feedback sheets highlighting ‘What Went Well’, ‘Even Better If’ and a mark for their spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG).  They will be asked to reflect upon their own performance and what they should aim to do to improve by writing an ‘I Need To’ comment.

YEAR 7

  • Factual recall – history skills
  • Essay on the causes and consequences of the Norman Conquest
  • Source-based assessment on the death of Thomas Becket
  • Factual recall test
  • Historical book review

YEAR 8

  • Essay on the causes of Henry’s break from Rome
  • Source-based assessment on the Gunpowder plot
  • Historical book review
  • Factual recall test

YEAR 9

  • Essay on the abolition of slavery
  • Factual recall test
  • Source-based assessment on the Battle of the Somme
  • Historical book review
YEARS 10 AND 11

Modern World History

  • In-class ‘key question assessments’ at the end of each topic.  Past GCSE questions used.
  • Year 10 mock exam – Paper 1 (June)
  • Year 11 mock exam – Paper 2 (January)
  • Controlled assessment in year 11 worth 25% of final grade.  8 hour essay completed in class in controlled conditions.

School’s History Project

  • In-class ‘key question assessments’ at the end of each topic.  Past GCSE questions used.
  • Year 10 mock exam – Paper 1 (June)
  • Year 11 mock exam – Paper 2 (January)
  • Controlled assessment in year 11 worth 25% of final grade.  8 hour essay completed in class in controlled conditions.

 

USEFUL LINKS FOR SUGGESTED READING/REVISION AND  PAST PAPERS

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-history-b-modern-world-j418-from-2013/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/

http://www.johndclare.net/

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-a-9140