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Hilbre High School Humanities College

Hilbre High School
Humanities College

History

In History at Key Stage 3, we aim to foster a curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for the past. Students find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world.

In order for students to deepen and broaden their knowledge, understanding and skills, a range of historical concepts and processes underpin teaching and learning in history lessons:

* Chronology
* Cultural, ethnic and religious diversity
* Change and continuity
* Cause and consequence
* Significance
* Interpretation
* Historical enquiry
* Using evidence
* Communicating about the past.

Key Stage 3

Term

Year 7

Year 8

Autumn

Crown, conquest and country

The emergence of a nation (1066-1750)

·         How historians work

·         A short history of Britain before 1066

·         The Norman invasion and impact of Norman rule

Colonies, conflict and co-operation

The making of the modern world (1800-2000)
·         Causes and impact of the Industrial Revolution

·         Case Study: Jack the Ripper

·         The Slave Trade: From origins to abolition

Spring

·         Medieval life: town & country

·         Black Death: A case study

·         Challenges facing medieval monarchs

·         The growth of democracy in 19th century Britain

·         Changes in the position of women

·         Case Study: Suffragettes

·         Origins and course of WW1

Summer

·         Religious change: Impact of the Reformation

·         Challenges and changes: Henry VIII to James I

·         Power to the People?

.         Impact of the English Civil War

·         The emergence of new ideas

·         Totalitarian Ideologies: Communism and Fascism

·         Jewish persecution and the Holocaust

·         The post-war world: Cold War

Key Stage 4

Term

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Autumn

Paper 1:

Medicine in Britain, c 1250-present

Paper 1:

Medicine in Britain, c 1250-present

Paper 3:

The USA, 1954-75

Spring

Paper 1:

Medicine in Britain, c 1250-present

Paper 1:

Medicine in Britain, c 1250-present

Paper 3:

The USA, 1954-75

Paper 2:

Early Elizabethan England

Paper 2:

Early Elizabethan England

Paper 2:

Superpower relations and the Cold War

Summer

Paper 2:

Early Elizabethan England

Paper 2:

Early Elizabethan England

Revision/Exams

Key Stage 5

Term

Year 12

Year 13

Autumn

In search of the American Dream, the USA 1917-1996

From apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’, South Africa 1948-94

The British Experience of Warfare c.1790-1918

Coursework:

Germany and the origins of the First World War

Spring

In search of the American Dream, the USA 1917-1996

From apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’, South Africa 1948-94

The British Experience of Warfare c.1790-1918

Coursework:

Germany and the origins of the First World War

Summer

In search of the American Dream, the USA 1917-1996

From apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’, South Africa 1948-94

The British Experience of Warfare c.1790-1918

Coursework:

Germany and the origins of the First World War

Resources

Moodle
SAM Learning
Revision Guides

Support & Extra Curricular Opportunities

Lunchtime ‘Homework Hub’.
Educational visits e.g. Speke Hall, Auschwitz, Birkenhead Park (WW1 Exhibition)