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History

Overview

At GCSE learners follow the AQA GCSE (9-1) specification looking at History in a range of different formats. Learners focus on Medical development using themes, analysing German history through interpretations, and debate why the world went to war in 1939 using sources.

Outline of Course Content

Year 7 topics include:

  • Lotherton Hall & Catherine Exley (Local History Studies)
  • Ancient Civilisations
  • King Vs the Church
  • Wars of the Roses
  • Tudors Kings and Queen

Year 8 topics include:

  • Industrial Revolution
  • Origins of the First World War
  • Conflict of the First World War
  • Hitler’s Germany
  • Conflict of the Second World War
  • Holocaust (Compulsory module)

Year 9 topics include:

  • Britain: Health and the People c.1000- present day
  • Elizabethan England c.1568-1603

Year 10 topics include:

  • Britain: Health and the People c.1000- present day
  • Elizabethan England c.1568-1603

Year 11 topics include:

  • Conflict and Tension, 1918-1939
  • Germany Democracy to dictatorship, c.1870 - 1945

Extracurricular Provision and Enrichment Opportunities

Throughout Year 7 and Year 8 the History department offers a number of educational visits for learners to experience History outside of the classroom. In Year 7 we offer a trip to Lotherton Hall so learners can experience the significance of local History. In Year 8 we offer a trip to the Royal Armories in Leeds to supplement the topics covered.

During the GCSE course the History department offers a number of educational visits to aid learning during the course. Throughout the course learners will be invited to see a number of site visits such as Hardwick Hall and the Thackeray Medical Museum.

We also offer extra revision sessions after school where learners can work to further their understanding of the subject.

Resources to support learning / ICT Resources

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/examspecs/zxjk4j6

https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/

https://spartacus-educational.com/

Other Information

Visiting local or national museums are a great way to encourage a love for History. Popular museums such as the I.W.M North, Royal Armories, and Leeds City Museum consistently change their exhibitions and are very engaging.

However, there are local museums such as Bagshaw Museum, Bankfield Museum and Lotherton Hall that offer great knowledge and opportunity to develop an understanding of the past.