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Park High School

History

 Welcome to the History Department

"Those who cannot learn from the past are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana

Head of Department:

Mr Boniface

e-mail: aboniface1.310@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Members of the Department:

Mr Boniface

Ms Salkeld

Mr Frankcom

Mr Stelmaszczyk

Miss Thompson

Key Stage 3

Year 7
 

Autumn Spring Summer

The Romans

The Medieval English

Overview

The Norman Conquest

The Tudors

 

 

The Romans

  • How do we do History?
  • What can we learn from Pompeii?
  • How successful was the Roman conquest of Britain?

The Norman Conquest

  • What was England like before 1066?
  • Why was 1066 a year of crisis?
  • How far did the Normans change Britain?         

The Medieval English

  • Why did people go on Crusades?

The Tudors    

  • Henry’s reign was all about having a son, wasn’t it?
  • Why Queen Elizabeth is remembered so fondly?

Overview Project

  • The House through time

KS3 Assessment:
Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis by each department. It may be an isolated piece of work, a project, research or an alternative task which challenges the students to solidify their knowledge and / or extend it.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential

Year 8  

 
Autumn Spring Summer

The British Empire

The Holocaust

The Napoleonic Wars

The First World War

Local History

Overview Project

The British Empire

  • Why did Roanoke fail?
  • How is the empire remembered?
  • How did tension build in Europe between 1870-1914?

The First World War

  • Did one man’s death cause WW1?
  • Why was the First World War not over by Christmas?
  • What was life like in the trenches?

The Holocaust

  • Why did the German people let the Holocaust happen?
  • Did the Nuremberg trials give a fair punishment?

Local History

  • Why is Harrow here?
  • How has Harrow changed?

The Napoleonic Wars

  • What was the impact of the French Revolution?
  • Why did the Little Corporal lose?

Overview Project

  • The Impact of War

KS3 Assessment:
Home learning is allocated on a weekly basis by each department. It may be an isolated piece of work, a project, research or an alternative task which challenges the students to solidify their knowledge and / or extend it.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential

Key Stage 4

Year 9 

In the History department, we have taken the opportunity to develop students understanding of their GCSE course further by beginning the course at Christmas, after having completed a ‘Preparation for GCSE’ course which is designed to get students ready for GCSE.

Autumn Spring Summer

Preparation for GCSE

International Relations 1919-39

International Relations 1945-2001

Preparation for GCSE

  • 1920s America- students look at a depth study and learn how to write an essay which covers the whole period.
  • Jack the Ripper- students learn how to look at detailed primary evidence and render judgement upon it.
  • Terrorism- students study Northern Ireland and the 9/11 attacks to combine the skills of looking at evidence and writing essays.

International Relations 1919-39

  • The League of Nations in the 1920s
    Considering how and why the League was established
  • The League in the Thirties
    Examining how Hitler took the world to War
  • Controversy- Appeasement
    Looking at how Historians views of the Appeasement of Hitler have changed over the last 70 years.

International Relations 1945-2001

  • The start of the Cold War
    Considering the reasons for growing tension between the USA and the USSR.
  • Proxy War
    Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Controversy- Blame for the Cold War
    Aftermath of the Cold War

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 10 

This year is about encouraging students to develop their ability to write fluently, effectively and in detail. They will also be studying off the school site which studying the Castles course.

Autumn Spring Summer

International Relations 1945-2001

Germany: The People and the State, 1925-1955

The Historical environment: Castles

International Relations 1945-2001

  • The start of the Cold War
  • Considering the reasons for growing tension between the USA and the USSR.
  • Proxy War
  • Vietnam and the Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Controversy- Blame for the Cold War
  • Aftermath of the Cold War

Germany: The People and the State, 1925-1955

  • The Rise of the Nazis
  • Examining how Hitler’s party went from the fringes of German politics to a dictatorship
  • Life in Nazi Germany
  • Understanding what it was like for ordinary Germans, the Nazis and their victims in Nazi Germany
  • Looking at how Germany and their allied occupiers rebuilt and changed Germany in the 10 years after Hitler’s defeat.
  • The Legacy of the Nazis

The Historical environment: Castles

  • The Development of Castles
  • How and why Castles were built across Britain.
  • How Castles became obsolete
  • The development of gunpowder and Early modern warfare.
  • An Examination of a historical site- in this case Framlingham Castle in Surrey.
  • Case Study- Framlingham Castle
  • NB- As part of this course will be running a trip visit a number of castles, at the end of Year 10.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Year 11 

Year 11 have already completed their courses on International Relations and Nazi Germany, which will comprise their Paper 1. They will be revising those topics for their mocks in December. They now have the War & Society Civil War Courses to Complete. 

Autumn Spring Summer

The English Civil War 

War & Society 800-2014

 OCR  GCSE History A Revision

The English Civil War 

  • Relationship between Parliament and Charles I 1629–1642
  • The political and religious impact of war 1642–1642
  • The nature and extent of political and religious change 1649–c.1660

War & Society 800-2014

  • Different types of war
  • Attitudes and responses to war
  • Impacts of war on people
  • Impacts of war on government and politics  

OCR GCSE History A 

Paper 1 

  • International Relations 1918-2001
  • Germany: the People and the State 1925-55 

 Paper 2

  • War & Society 800-2014 

 Paper 3

  • Castles: Form & Function 10001700
  • The English Civil War 1629-60 

Revision materials and sessions are available for all exam units.

KS4 Assessment:

All students who follow this course will be given home learning weekly.  Wider reading is always useful either from the websites offered, the text book or as directed by their classroom teacher.

In the Summer Term, each student will sit a formal, internal exam which will consist of all elements taught throughout the course.  Appropriate preparation in the form of revision should be taken seriously with sufficient planning and organisation to ensure each student fulfils their potential.

Examination Board :

OCR 

Course Specification:

OCR GCSE History A(9-1) - J410

Qualification obtained:

GCSE History

Useful Websites:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-history-a-explaining-the-modern-world-j410-from-2016/

Useful Reading Material:

Explaining the Modern World, Modern World History and Depth Studies, by Ben Walsh

Explaining the Modern World, War & Society, by Walsh, Farmer, Shuter & Wheeley 

New GCSE History OCR A: Exploring the Modern World Revision Guide for the Grade 9-1 course

Additional information:

Year 10 Trips - As part of this course will be running a trip visit a number of castles, at the end of Year 10.

Address Park High School, Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 1PL

Headteacher Mr Emlyn Lumley

Phone 0208 952 2803

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