At GCSE we follow the AQA Syllabus and deliver the following units:
Exam Paper One
Section A: Period Studies: America 1920-73 Opportunity and Inequality
American people and the Boom; Americans’ experiences of the Depression and the New deal; Post War America; Civil Rights Movement; Women’s Liberation Movement.
Section B: Conflict and Tension 1894-1918
The causes of WW1; The First World War: Stalemate; Ending the war.
Exam Paper Two
Section A: Thematic Studies: Power and the People c1170- present day.
Challenging Authority and Feudalism; Challenging royal authority; Reform and reformers; Equality and rights.
Section B: British depth Studies: Elizabethan England 1568-1603
Elizabeth’s court and Parliament; Life in Elizabethan times; Troubles at home and abroad; The historic environment of Elizabethan England.
What’s in it for you?
- Interesting and diverse topics of study to keep you interested and motivated for 2 years.
- A chance to develop the skills of Communication, ICT and Team Work.
- Opportunities to do practical field work visits to London and Europe or the USA.
- A personalised support programme to ensure you achieve your full potential.
- A qualification which is universally recognised by all employers and colleges as a sign of your true academic abilities.
- A chance to broaden your mind and learn more about why the world you live in is like it is.
Students will follow a broadly chronological study from 1066 to the late twentieth century.
In year 7 this involves several key areas:-
- The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain, where we focus on the impact of the Norman Conquest and the struggle for power between the Crown, Church and the emerging Parliament.
- The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745 which includes the impact of the English Civil War.
- Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901, this includes the Industrial revolution and the British empire. This also creates our local history focus where we look at the mills in the local area to understand the working life of children.
In year 8 we expand from a largely British focus to the history of the wider world.
- Students begin with a study of The Slave Trade and trace emancipation from the 1830’s through to the successes of the Civil Rights movement in the 1960’s.
- This is followed by depth studies of World Wars One and Two, covering the causes and key events of each.
- The second half of Year 8 is a broad twentieth century study, looking into America in the 1960’s and the assassination of Kennedy; America and Russia in the 1920’s; Britain in the 1950’s and 60’s.
Year 9 GCSE Paper 1: Conflict and Tension and USA 1920’s
Year 10 Paper 1: America 1930-s 73. Paper Two Elizabethan
Year 11: Paper 2: Power and the People.
- Ms J Rogers | Assistant Principal
- Mrs L Rejaei | Assistant Principal
- Mr J Kernan | Teacher