History

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Topics covered in the curriculum include historically important periods and civilisations such as the Romans, Medieval times, The Stuarts, Civil War, and World War II to name just a few. Students will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge of topics through discussions and homework. Learn about the History curriculum and how homework is set below:

Year 7

Term 1

Ancient Cyprus In this term, after a short introduction to history at secondary school, we look at the history of Cyprus from its earliest day until the Romans. The module is linked to the Geography and RE departments and involves a joint field work trip of the ancient settlement of Khirokitia.
Homework: A number of short homework tasks are set throughout the term and a major project on life in prehistoric Cyprus is used to provide a National Curriculum Level/ progress comment.
How to help: Research projects take a lot of organising and asking your child to show you the progress they are making can help support them as they work towards a finish.

Term 2

The Romans In this term we are looking at the Romans. Roman politics, war and geography are covered alongside the Roman way of life with particular emphasis on life in the Roman towns. This module is linked to the geography and RE departments and involves a joint field work trip to Kurion ancient town with live actors!!!
Homework: A number of short homework tasks are set throughout the term and major assessed projects are undertaken on a tourist brochure for Ancient Rome, planning your own Roman town and a ‘Day in the Life of your town.
How to help:
Large projects take a lot of organising and asking your child to show you the progress they are making can help support them as they work towards a conclusion.
www.chiddingstone.kent.sch.uk
www.schoolhistory.co.uk

Term 3

The Medieval Realms In this term we are covering the Medieval period. Our study concentrates on the:

  • Politics of the medieval world; 1066, the feudal system, kings and barons and knights
  • Life in the medieval world; village life, entertainment, towns, the Black Death and Peasants Revolt.
  • The beliefs of the medieval world; the role of the church and belief in medieval life and Thomas Becket’s murder.
Homework: Homework takes the form of a number of activities in particular speeches on ‘Who should be king in 1066?’and ‘Which entertainment is the best?’
How to help:
You can support your child by listening to their planned speeches and directing them to the websites below. The BBC website in particular contains self-marking quizzes which your child can use to test their knowledge of the medieval world.
BBC History
BBC Bitesize

Year 8

Term 1

The Tudors In this term we look at how the Tudors ushered in the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern world. We will be studying: The politics of the Tudor period; the battle of Bosworth Field, the reigns of Henry VII and Elizabeth I and religious changes of the period. The way of life of the Tudor period; schooling, marriage, poverty, and crime.
Homework: A number of short homework tasks are set throughout the term and there is a major piece of assessed worked on the importance and impact of Henry VIII, which will be assessed against national curriculum levels.
How to help: By supporting your child in their homework and by directing them the BBC website below.
GCSE Bitesize

Term 2

The Stuarts In this term we look at how the Stuarts period saw the forming of our modern political systems and a large amount of our modern world.
Topics we will be studying include: The rise of Parliament’s power, the Gunpowder plot and and the Civil War. The way of life of the Tudor period schooling, marriage, poverty, and crime.
Homework: A number of short homework tasks are set throughout the term and there is a major piece of assessed worked on the reliability of the evidence surrounding the Gunpowder Plot.
How to help: By supporting your child in their homework and by directing them the BBC website below.
GCSE Bitsize

Term 3

The Industrial Revolution In this term we look at the how the period between 1750 and 1900 brought about the modern world in which we live to day. We will look at: The development of agriculture and Industry in this period and the impact that these developments had on population size, location and standard of living. The developments towards full democracy in the UK. The development, experience and ending of the slave trade and the growth of the British Empire.
Homework: A number of short homework tasks are set throughout the term and there is a major piece of assessed worked on the evidence for slavery in the past and the present.
How to help: By supporting your child in their homework and by directing them to the BBC website below.
BBC Bitsize Industrial Era

Year 9

Term 1

First World War In this term we look at:
The causes of the First World War
How the First World War impacted upon British society
The experience of war between 1914 and 1918
The results of the Treaty of Versailles
Homework: A number of short homework tasks are set throughout the term and there is a major piece of assessed worked on the experience of fighting on the Western Front.
How to help: By supporting your child in their homework in particular help with their research on the experience of war on the Western front would be beneficial. There are a number of websites which might assist below.
BBC Bitesize
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk

Term 2

The Interwar years and the Second World War In this term we look at:
The rise of Fascism
The rise of communism
The dangers to democracy and its survival
The causes of the Second World War including appeasement
Homework: A number of short homework tasks are set throughout the term and there is a major piece of assessed work on source skills linked to the Russian Revolution. There is also a presentation on the choices facing the British government in 1938.
How to help: By supporting your child in their homework in particular help with planning their presentation. There are a number of websites which might assist below.
BBC Bitsize
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk

Term 3

The Second World War In this term we look at:
The cause of the Second World War
The reasons for allied victory
The use of the Atom Bomb
The Holocaust
Homework: A number of short homework tasks are set throughout the term and there is a major piece of assessed work on evaluating ‘why the allies won?’
By supporting your child in their homework in particular help with their research on the experience of war on the Western front would be beneficial. There are a number of websites which might assist below.
BBC Bitesize
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk

Year 10

The new History GCSE Specification that we follow is Edexcel (1-9). This GCSE specification has five modules:

  • A Thematic study on Medicine Through Time from 1250 to the present day
  • A Historic environment study on the Western Front
  • A British Study on Anglo Norman England
  • A Period study on the American West
  • A Modern Depth study on Germany 1918 to 1939

Term 1

A Thematic study on Medicine Through Time from 1250 to the present day

Looking at change continuity and the factors influencing the development of medicine between 1250 and today.
The medieval period
The renaissance
The Industrial revolution
The Modern world

Homework: A number of short exam related homework tasks are set throughout the term and there will be an exam questions on each individual topic area section.
How to help: You can help your child by encouraging them to test themselves on the BBC Bitesize website and checking their progress in each of their practice examination questions. GCSE Bitsize

Term 2

A Historic environment study on the Western Front

Injuries and treatment on the Western front

The use of sources.

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A British Study on Anglo Norman England

Late Anglo Saxon England

The Norman Conquest and consolidation

Norman England to 1080

Homework: A number of short exam related homework tasks are set throughout the term and there will be an exam questions on each individual topic area section.
How to help: You can help your child by encouraging them to test themselves on the BBC Bitesize website and checking their progress in each of their practice examination questions. GCSE Bitesize

Term 3

A Period study on the American West

The early settlement of the west.

The development of the Plains

Conflict and conquest.

Homework: A number of short exam related homework tasks are set throughout the term and there will be an exam questions on each individual topic area section.
How to help: You can help your child by encouraging them to test themselves on the BBC Bitesize website and checking their progress in each of their practice examination questions and in the Year 10 final examination. GCSE Bitesize

Year 11

The History GCSE Specification that we follow is Edexcel (1-9) This GCSE specification has five modules:

 

Terms 1 and 2

Term 1

A British Study on Anglo Norman England

Late Anglo Saxon England

The Norman Conquest and consolidation

Norman England to 1080

 

 

Term 2

Weimar and Nazi Germany:

The Weimar Republic

Hitler’s rise to power

Control and dictatorship

Life I Nazi Germany

Homework: A number of short exam related homework tasks are set throughout the term and there will be an exam questions on each individual topic area section.
How to help: You can help your child by encouraging them to test themselves on the BBC Bitesize website and checking their progress in each of their practice examination questions. GCSE Bitsize