Staff

Mr Ben Roberts – Teacher of History

“TO REMAIN IGNORANT OF HISTORY IS TO REMAIN A CHILD FOREVER”

CICERO: ROMAN REPUBLIC POLITICIAN 106BC-43 BC

Key Stage 3

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.

Key Stage 4

Modern World GCSE History – Edexcel History

This full GCSE course is made up of 4 separate units:

  • Peace and war International Relations – Exam
  • War and the transformation of British Society 1931 – 51 – Exam
  • Modern World Depth Study: USA 1919 – 41 – Exam
  • Vietnam War – Controlled Assessment

Key Stage 5

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

Assessment:

40% coursework
80% exam