‘Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it’
People who study history are fearless explorers of the past. Through history pupils get to investigate past politics, societies, cultures, languages, health, art, education, money, conflicts and more, look at how things have developed over time and connect the dots to understand how we got where we are today.
Pupils get the chance to acquire a range of skills which are imperative for any career. Through out history curriculum pupils will get the chance to develop skills such as analysis, debating, problem solving, research, communication and understanding the reliability of information.
History at KS4
Paper 1: Thematic Study (Crime and Punishment) 1 hour 15 minutes
Paper 2: Period Study and British Depth Study (Henry VIII & Superpower relations and the Cold War) 1 hour 45 minutes
Paper 3: Modern Depth Study (Germany 1918 – 1939) 1 hour 20 minutes
GCSE History is an exciting course and we will be using Edexcel as our specification which focuses on a full breadth of history. Through the year lessons will be combined with directed teaching, independent research and in depth source analysis.
Pupils will study a range of historical periods including:
• Superpower relations and the Cold War (Modern World Study)
• Hitler and Nazi Germany (World Depth Study)
• Crime and Punishment through time including Crime in London (History of Location)
• Henry VIII and his ministers (British Depth Study)
Throughout the course pupils will develop key skills which colleges look for including:
• Written Communication
History is best experienced in person so that pupils can put into the wider context what they have been learning about. Where possible, we endeavour to give pupils the opportunity to develop their understanding of history in person and how history is all around them.
Some of the ideas and opportunities linked to our schemes of work are as follows:
- Warwick Castle
- RAF Cosford
- Black History Museum
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
- Birmingham Back to Backs