History

Staff

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Key Stage 3

At KS3 students study history for one hour a week in year 7 and two hours a week in year 8. The topics taught cover over 1000 years of human history and look at history from a local, national and a global level. Students are able to study a variety of topics ranging from the Tudors and Stuarts to the Slave trade, to the two world wars, the Holocaust and America in the 20th Century. Each topic focuses on different exam skills in order to develop key historical skills necessary to study history at GCSE. Teaching methods are innovative and inclusive ensuring all students are able to access the curriculum, enjoy the subject and see the value of studying history.
Studying History helps with vital skills, such as:

• Literacy and Communication Skills
• Questioning & Listening Skills
• Enquiry & Empathy
• Co-operation and Teamwork
• Sharing Opinions
• Retaining Information
• Understanding the world around us

GCSE History builds on the knowledge and skills students have gained in Year 7 and Year 8, as well as opening new periods of history for them to study.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Head of Humanities Rachel Conway & Subject leader Waheda Khot

Key Stage 4 EDEXCEL GCSE (9-1) History

History GCSE (9-1) – Edexcel (QAN code 60180924)
History GCSE is made up of 3 externally examined papers:

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Progression Routes

History is an impressive academic subject valued by all branches of higher education and employers. The study of History provides students with a capacity for analysis, an ability to communicate and an understanding of the decision making process. These skills are highly sought after by employers and will benefit students in their working and social life. The skills acquired from the study of History will benefit those seeking a career in law, civil service, commerce, business, media and many others.

If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:
Head of Humanities Rachel Conway
Subject leader Waheda Khot