History

History

Curriculum Vision

History at All Saints is designed to inspire our students to learn about the past and encourage students to understand the world around them. We consider big questions about how events, individuals and periods of time have impacted upon the world and the lessons we can learn from this as a society. We utilise a variety of material and a wide range of teaching styles in order to inspire and equip our students with the skills to analyse, evaluate and interpret.

E Rhodes

E Rhodes

Subject Leader - History

KS3 History Curriculum (currently under review)

In KS3 History, our students study the following topics:

Year 7

  1. What is History?
  2. Medieval Realms
  3. Tudor Life
  4. Manor Lodge (local history project)
  5. Tudor Monarchs
  6. The Stuarts and Witchcraft

Year 8

  1. The British Empire
  2. Slavery and its Abolition
  3. The Industrial Revolution
  4. World War I
  5. World War II
  6. Civil Rights 
  7. The Cold War 

Year 9

  1. JFK
  2. The Black Death
  3. Rise of Dictators
  4. Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada
  5. The Welfare State
  6. The Cuban Missile Crisis
KS4 GCSE History Curriculum

Exam board: AQA

In KS4 GCSE History, our students study the following topics:

Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World

Germany, 1890 – 1945: Democracy and Dictatorship 

  1. Germany and the growth of democracy
  2. Germany and the Depression
  3. The experience of Germans under the Nazis

Conflict and Tension between East and West, 1945 – 1972 (Cold War)

  1. The origins of the Cold War
  2. The development of the Cold War
  3. Transformation of the Cold War

Paper 2: Shaping the Nation

Britain: Health and the People: c1000 to the present day (Medicine)

  1. Medicine stands still
  2. The beginnings of change
  3. A revolution in medicine
  4. Modern medicine

Elizabethan England, c1568 – 1603

  1. Elizabeth’s court and Parliament
  2. Life in Elizabethan times
  3. Troubles at home and abroad
  4. The historical environment of Elizabethan England

Useful websites

AQA GCSE History Specification

KS5 A Level History Curriculum (September 2021 start)

Exam board: AQA

In KS5 A Level History, our students study the following topics:

Component 1: Breadth study

The British Empire, c1857 – 1967 (40% of A Level)

  1. The development of Imperialism, c1857–c1890
  2. Imperial consolidation and Liberal rule, c1890–1914
  3. Imperialism challenged, 1914–1947
  4. The winds of change, 1947–1967

Component 2: Depth study

The Cold War, c1945 – 1991 (40% of A Level)

  1. The Origins of the Cold War, c1945–1949
  2. The Widening of the Cold War, 1949–1955
  3. The Global War, 1955–1963
  4. Confrontation and cooperation, c1963–1972
  5. The Brezhnev era, 1972–1985
  6. The ending of the Cold War, 1985–1991

Component 3: Historical Investigation

Non-Examined Assessment – 3500 – 4000 words (20% of A Level)

Useful websites

AQA A Level History Specification

KS5 A Level History Curriculum (September 2022 start)

Exam board: AQA

In KS5 A Level History, our students study the following topics:

Component 1: Breadth study

The Tudors: England, 1485 – 1603 (40% of A Level)

  1. Henry VII, 1485–1509
  2. Henry VIII, 1509–1547
  3. Instability and consolidation: ‘the Mid-Tudor Crisis’, 1547–1563
  4. The triumph of Elizabeth, 1563–1603

Component 2: Depth study

The Cold War, c1945 – 1991 (40% of A Level)

  1. The Origins of the Cold War, c1945–1949
  2. The Widening of the Cold War, 1949–1955
  3. The Global War, 1955–1963
  4. Confrontation and cooperation, c1963–1972
  5. The Brezhnev era, 1972–1985
  6. The ending of the Cold War, 1985–1991

Component 3: Historical Investigation

Non-Examined Assessment – 3500 – 4000 words (20% of A Level)

Useful websites

AQA A Level History Specification

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