Welcome to History

History is a subject that allows students to understand the world around them and the events that forged it. As Harry Truman famously said, ‘There is nothing new in the world except the History you do not know’. History enables students to explain and analyse causes, consequences and form balanced judgements about key events, all skills that can be transferred in to the world of work, making History an excellent facilitating subject.

Staff

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Key Stage 3

The History course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. Whilst studying Key Stage 3 History students have one lesson a week in year 7 and two lessons a week in year 8. The course covers three themes in both years: Exploration, Empire and Endless Suffering, Parliament, Protest and the People and Death, Disease and Dragons Den in Year 7 – Followed by Bullets, Bombs and the Blitz, Space, Spies and Super – Powers and Revolution, Reform and Rock n Roll in year 8. In year 7 the themes cover the Tudors, the English Civil War, the Stuarts, the British Empire, Slavery, the Industrial Revolution and much more! In year 8 the themes move into the 20th century covering World War I, World War II, the Cold War and the development of British society including the 1960s. This allows students to gain knowledge of key content and skills to be developed at GCSE.

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If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Tom Caulton (KS3 lead) at t.caulton@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in History
- Medicine in Britain 1250- Present and The British sector of the Western Front 1914-1918
- Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588
- The American West 1835-1895
- Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939

GCSE History is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Amanda Lewis (Acting Head of History) at a.lewis@grange.outwood.com

Key Stage 5

AQA GCE A Level History
- The quest for political stability: Germany 1871-1991
- The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007
- The causes of the French Revolution: Historical investigation

AQA GCE A Level History is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Ruth Wilson (Head of Humanities) at r.wilson@grange.outwood.com

Edexcel GCE A Level Government and Politics
- People & Politics
- Governing the UK
- Representative Processes in the USA
- Governing the USA

Edexcel GCSE A Level Government and Politics is assessed in the following way:

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If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Ruth Wilson (Head of Humanities) at r.wilson@grange.outwood.com

Enrichment Opportunities for History

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.