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Curriculum

KS4

KEY COURSE INFORMATION 

Students study three topics in History using the board OCR SHP A. Students will undertake 2 exams in Y11, both in the summer. Paper 1 is a knowledge based paper that is worth 40% of the total mark; paper 2 is a skills based paper that is worth 30% and finally a controlled assessment that is worth 25%. This is done in Y10.

Year 9

 

 

 

Topics to be covered

 

Key skills covered

 

Autumn HT 1

 

  • 20th Century
  • Causes of World War 1
  1. Enquiry
  2. Chronology
  3. Significance

 

Autumn HT 2

 

  • Trench warfare
  • Lions Led by Donleys
  • End of World War 1 – Treaty of Versailles
  1. Source analysis
  2. Inference
  3. Interpretation of media forms

 

Spring HT 1

 

  • Life in Germany after WW1
  • Causes of World War 2
  1. Inferences
  2. Source evaluation
  3. Significance of events

 

Spring HT 2

 

  • Holocaust
  • Hitler v Stalin
  1. Interpretation of media
  2. Knowledge and understanding/ability to recall.

 

Summer HT 1

 

  • Events of World War 2
  • Atomic Bomb
  • Home Front
  • Who was Churchill?
  1. Significance
  2. Literacy
  3. Empathy

 

Summer HT 2

 

  • Suffragettes
  • Medicine through time case studies

 

  1. Analyse change over time
  2. Significance
  3. Inference

 

Year 10

 

 

 

 

Topics to be covered

 

Key skills covered

 

Autumn HT 1

 

  • Medicine over time 
  • Medieval medicine
  • Renaissance medicine 1500-1700
  • 18th/19th Centruy medicine
  1. Literacy/exam techniques
  2. Comparison of change over time
  3. Significance of events

 

Autumn HT 2

 

  • 18th/19th Century medicine 
  • Medicine in Modern GB
  • WW1 surgery
  • Surgery and treatment
  1. Comparison of key individuals
  2. Source analysis
  3. Significance of key events/individuals

 

Spring HT 1

 

  • Anglo-Norman England 1060-88
  • Saxon society, claimants and Norman conquest
  • William I in power 1066-86
  1. Chronology
  2. Significance of key events/individuals
  3. Source analysis

 

Spring HT 2

 

  • Norman society
  • American West
  • Early settlement, Lifestyle of the Native Americans (1835-62).
  • Development on the plains (1862-75) inc changes to settlements and Native lifestyles
  1. Significance
  2. Analyse change over time

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Summer HT 1

 

 

  • Conflict 1876-95 – continued changes to lifestyles, conflict and destruction of Native Americans
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany
  • Early Weimar
  • Weimar 1924-29
  1. Analyse change over time
  2. Investigate/group work
  3. Significance of key events

 

Summer HT 2

 

  • Weimar and Nazi Germany
  • Society changes 24-29
  • Nazi party 1920-29
  1. Analyse an historical site
  2. Literacy
  3. Source analysis.

 

Year 11

 

 

 

Topics to be covered

 

Key skills covered

 

Autumn HT 1

 

  • Weimar and Nazi Germany
  • Problems in Germany after WW1
  • The establishment of the Weimar Republic and its problems.
  • 1924-9 and the Golden Years

 

  1. Source analysis – message and interpretation
  2. Significance of key events
  3. Significance of key factors 

 

Autumn HT 2

 

  • How Hitler became Chancellor and establishment of dictatorship.
  • Methods of control
  • opposition
  1. Causation
  2. Significance of key events
  3. Interpretation of sources

 

Spring HT 1

 

  • Nazi society – women, youth and workers.
  • Persecution of minorities.
  • Opposition groups.
  1. Interpretation of sources
  2. Purpose of sources
  3. .Investigation of Nazi society
  4. Empathy

 

Spring HT 2

 

  • Life in WW2.
  • Opposition in WW2.
  • Revision Medicine
  1. Investigation
  2. Chronology
  3. Analysis of sources

 

Summer HT 1

 

  • Revision of medicine
  • Revision of Germany
  1. Chronology
  2. Enquiry
  3. Source analysis