History

    Department Staff

    Mrs Richens Head of History (Maternity Leave)
    Miss Shaw Acting Head of History
    Mr Bates  Teaching and Learning Lead for Humanities 
    Mr Cuevas  History Teacher
    Mr Ibbotson  History Teacher 

    Course Overview / Purpose of Study

    We study History at Cranbourne because:

    History helps you discover how your world evolved.

    History helps you develop the skills to look beyond the headlines, to ask questions properly, and to express your own opinions.

    History trains your mind and teaches you how to think and process information.

    History students are rounded individuals who develop an understanding of both past and present.

    A lack of historical knowledge prevents people from truly understanding the world they live in.

    History makes you appreciate that people in the past were not just 'good' or 'bad', but motivated in complex and inconsistent ways, just like us.

    History provides you with the many skills employers are looking for.

    Source: www.schoolhistory.co.uk

    Key Stage 3

    Year 7:

    Autumn Term

    Medieval England starting with the Battle of Hastings through to the role of the church

    2 assessment pieces practicing key historical skills on explanation, causation and interpretation

    Spring Term

    Medieval England starting with Henry II through to the peasant’s revolt

    2 assessment pieces building further skills on explanation, causation, interpretation and judgement

    Summer Term

    Tudor and Stuart England

    1 assessment piece securing entry level skills on explanation and causation and an end of year factual recall test

    Year 8:

    Autumn Term

    The British Empire and Slavery

    2 assessment pieces practicing extended skills on causation, interpretation, explanation and judgement

    Spring Term

    The Industrial Revolution and Britain as the ‘workshop of the world’

    1 assessment piece further practicing the skills of interpretation, explanation and judgement

    World War One

    1 assessment piece building evidence skills to inform historical enquiry

    Summer Term

    World War One

    1 assessment piece securing skills of interpretation, causation, evidence, explanation and judgement

    1920s America

    Research project introducing and building the skill of change and continuity

    End of year factual recall test

    Year 9:

    Autumn Term

    World War Two and the Holocaust

    2 assessment pieces on securing skills of causation, explanation and judgement

    Spring Term

    Migration – A British study of change and continuity

    1 assessment piece securing skills of change and continuity with extension of securing skills of interpretation and using evidence to inform historical enquiry

    GCSE start – Unit 1, Crime and Punishment 1000-present day

    Assessment will consist of classroom practice questions and mid-unit factual recall test

    Summer Term

    GCSE continues – Unit 1, Crime and Punishment 1000-present day

    Assessment will consist of classroom practice questions and end of unit mock

    Unit 2, Local Study for Crime and Punishment, Whitechapel in the 1800s

    Assessment will consist of classroom practice questions and mid-unit factual recall test

    Key Stage 4

    Year 10

    Autumn Term

    Unit 2, Local Study for Crime and Punishment, Whitechapel in the 1800s

    Assessment will consist of end of unit mock (inclusive of Crime and Punishment unit)

    Unit 3, Elizabethan England

    Assessment will consist of classroom practice questions and mid-unit factual recall test

    Spring Term

    Unit 3, Elizabethan England

    Assessment will consist of classroom practice questions and end of unit mock

    Unit 4, Cold War and Superpower Relations

    Assessment will consist of classroom practice questions and mid-unit factual recall test

    Summer Term

    Unit 4, Cold War and Superpower Relations

    Assessment will consist of classroom practice questions and end of unit mock

    REVISION of GCSE unit so far

    This will include catch up sessions, After school revision sessions in preparation for Year 11 and a mock paper of the unit so far.

    Year 11

    Autumn Term

    Unit 5, Weimar and Nazi Germany

    Assessment will consist of classroom practice questions, mid-unit factual recall test and end of unit mock

    Spring Term

    REVISION

    This will include revision of all units. Students will undertake walking talking mocks, practice papers, catch up and after school sessions. Students will also complete research/revision projects at home to enrich knowledge in the run up to exams

    Summer Term

    REVISION and GCSE

    All information and guidance for exam specifications and mark schemes will be available to students as we go through the course.

    Revision guides are available from the Edexcel website:

    Additional revision materials will be provided by the teacher and posted on Show My Homework where relevant.

    If you have any questions particularly regarding GCSE, then please email Miss Shaw (Acting Head of History): s.shaw@cranbourne.hants.sch.uk

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