Mr Ben Roberts – Teacher of History
“TO REMAIN IGNORANT OF HISTORY IS TO REMAIN A CHILD FOREVER”CICERO: ROMAN REPUBLIC POLITICIAN 106BC-43 BC
Whilst studying Key Stage 3 History students have two lessons a week in year 7 and 8. The exciting new course covers three themes in both years: Exploration, Empire and Endless Suffering, Parliament, Protest and the People and Death, Disease and Dragons Den in year7 – Followed by Bullets, Bombs and the Blitz, Space, Spies and Super – Powers and Revolution, Reform and Rock n Roll in year 8.
In year 7 the themes cover the Tudors, the English Civil War, the Stuarts, the British Empire, Slavery, the Industrial Revolution and much more. In year 8 the themes move into the 20th century covering World War I, World War II, the Cold War and the development of British society including the 1960s. A key element to the history lessons in Year 7 and 8 is developing key historical skills in order to prepare students for GCSE history. Students also have the opportunity to go on various school trips during the key stage.
Modern World GCSE History – Edexcel History
This full GCSE course is made up of 4 separate units:
A Level History – AQA History
Breadth paper The Tudors: 1485-1603.
A Depth Study
The Cold War 1945-1991
The new stipulations are that students will study one paper on a British topic and another on international relations. The choice of topics has been made to give students an opportunity to investigate something new and to build on a topic they have studied at GCSE.
Two Years (A2)
At A2, students are given the opportunity to conduct a personal investigation into a topic of their choice. Investigating the significance of events or individuals over a 100 year period. Students will write a piece of coursework between 3000-3500 words