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History - Remote Learning During COVID-19 School Closure

Teachers will be setting work for each teaching group on Show My Homework, intended to provide a reasonable curriculum. All work will be set for online submission, with students saving work and using the Submit Work feature on SMHW.

Intent

The History curriculum at Barnwell School develops our students’ ability to understand and have knowledge of the History of Britain and the wider world. The curriculum is sequenced in a chronological narrative of change and continuity in the History of Britain. Along with the exposition to knowledge, the curriculum offers students opportunities to grasp and engage in historical enquiry. Students will understand the process of change, to see how we arrived ‘here’ and help them to make sense of the present. History allows us to understand how the world we live in was shaped by events in the past and consider events of today in a different way.

At KS3 our History curriculum is aimed to spark students' interest and enthusiasm for History and equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to write, think and debate like a historian. We want to inspires student’s curiosity to ask questions and know more about Britain’s past, and that of the wider world. We want students to challenge perceptions about the world around them by the end of the KS 3 curriculum. It is designed with a chronological narrative in mind, that allows students to examine change and continuity over time.

The aim for our curriculum at GCSE is for our students to construct arguments and support them to become analytical citizens who can question human motivation and society with skill and confidence. Through our GCSE curriculum we want our students to learn how to construct arguments and balance evidence alongside knowledge of historical chronology. Students are assessed through three GCSE exam papers at the end of Year 11.

Students follow the Edexcel syllabus.
They are studying:
• Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.
• Henry VIII and his Ministers
• The American West 1835-1895
• Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939

 

The aim of the A Level curriculum at Barnwell is to engage and develop critical thinking Historians. It allows students gain a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives. The course is sequenced into the following, Component 1: Breadth study, and we have chosen the Tudors: England, 1485–1603. Component 2: Depth study Revolution and dictatorship: Russia, 1917–1953. This option provides for the study in depth of the coming and practice of communism in Russia. Students will also complete a Historical Investigation based on Civil Rights America. Students follow the AQA syllabus.

Learning Journey

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Curriculum Map 

KS3

Subject:

Y7 Content

Y7 Key Assessment

Y8 Content

Y8 Key Assessment

Y9 Content

Y9 Key Assessment

Autumn 1

Romans

How rotten were the Romans?

The Tudors

Henry VIII

Did Henry change the church for the right reasons?

Jack the Ripper

Whay did Jack the Ripper get away with murder?

Autumn 2

Dark Ages

How dark were the Dark Ages?

The Tudors, Mary I, Elizabeth I & Edward

 

How bloody was Bloody Mary?

Titanic

Who is to blame for the sinking of the Titanic?

Spring 1

1066

Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?

Spanish Armada

Why did the Spanish Armada fail?

World War I

“Conditions in the trenches of World War One were like a living hell”. How far do you agree with this statement? “Conditions in the trenches of World War One were like a living hell”. How far do you agree with this statement?

Spring 2

Norman Control of England

Narrative account analysing Norman control

The English Civil War

Why did the English kill their king?

Votes for Women

Why women got the vote?

Summer 1

Black Death

What were the consequences of the Black Death?

16th Century London

Narrative account analysing the Great Fire of London.

Nazi Germany

Source interpretation.

Summer 2

King John

Does King John deserved to be called the ‘bad king’?

Black Peoples of America

How and why was slavery abolished?

Holocaust

Why did the Holocaust happen?

 

KS4

Course:

Y10 Content

Y10 Key Assessment

Y11 Content

Y11 Key Assessment

Autumn 1

Medieval & Renaissance Medicine

Was the Black Death in England a complete disaster?

 

 GCSE 12 mark question

Nazi control and dictatorship and life in Nazi Germany

GCSE source utility question.

 

GCSE 16 mark question

Autumn 2

Henry VIII and his ministers: The role of Cardinal Wolesy and Thomas Cromwell

 GCSE 4 mark question

 

GCSE 16 mark question

Henry VIII, the Reformation and its impact

GCSE 4 mark question

 

GCSE 16 mark question

Spring 1

American West: The early settlement West

GCSE 8 mark question

 

GCSE 16 mark question

 

Medicine in the 20th Century

 GCSE 12 mark question

 

 

GCSE 12 mark question

Spring 2

Industrial Medicine and Medicine on the Western Front

 GCSE 4 mark question

 

GCSE 8 mark source based GCSE question

American West conflicts and conquest, c1876–c1895

GCSE 8 mark question

 

GCSE 8 mark question

Summer 1

Germany

The Weimar Republic and the rise the Hitler and the Nazi Party

 GCSE 12 mark question

 

GCSE source interpretation question

Revision

Revision

Summer 2

American West: The development of the Plains

 GCSE 16 mark question

 

 GCSE 8 mark question

 

 

 Further details here, or from S.Ahmed@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

KS5

Course:

Y12 Content

Y12 Key Assessment

Y13 Content

Y13 Key Assessment

Autumn 1

Tudors: Henry VII

 

Russia: Revolution 1917

Tudors: Section A Essay

 

Russia: Section B Essay

Tudors: Mary I

 

Russia: Five Year Plans

Tudors: Section A Essay

 

Russia: Section B Essay

Autumn 2

Tudors: Henry VII

 

Russia: Bolshevik Consolidation

Tudors: Section B Essay

Russia: Section A Essay

Tudors: Edward VI

 

Russia: Collectivisation

Mocks

Tudors: Section A&B Essay

 

Russia: Section A&B Essay

Spring 1

Tudors: Henry VIII

 

Russia: Russia under Lenin  

Tudors: Section A Essay

Russia: Section B Essay

Tudors: Elizabeth I

 

Russia: WWII

Tudors: Section B Essay

 

Russia: Section A Essay

Spring 2

Tudors: Henry VIII

 

Russia: Power Struggle

Tudors: Section B Essay

Russia: Section A Essay

Tudors: Elizabeth I

 

Russia: Stalin End

Mocks

Tudors: Section A&B Essay

 

Russia: Section A&B Essay

Summer 1

Tudors: Henry VIII

 

Russia: Russia under Stalin

Mocks

Tudors: Section A&B Essay

Russia: Section A&B Essay

Revision

Revision

Summer 2

NEA: Civil Rights America

NEA: Civil Rights America

 

 

 Further details here or from S.Ahmed@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

 

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