Skip to content ↓
  • Inspiring Individuals
  • Empowering Minds
  • Defining Futures

History

Subject: History
Contact: Miss L Whitford-Stark

Overview

Like all other Advanced Level subjects, A level and AS level History are difficult- that is why they are called ‘advanced’. KS5 students will build on knowledge and understanding of history that they developed at GCSE and KS3- ideas like ‘historical sources’ and ‘cause and consequence’ for example. Students will need to do a lot of reading and writing to progress in History. Most importantly, they will need to do a lot of thinking and thinking about their thinking. Our curriculum is designed to support our students and develop both their knowledge and understanding of in depth historical concepts, enabling them to construct knowledge about the world through research, interpretation, argument and debate.

Curriculum content

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 12

Religion and state in early modern Europe/Martin Luther: A depth study.

Year 13

The British Experience of Warfare 1790-1918

Controlled assessment component – 3000-4000 word essay

Assessment components:

Paper 1 (Y12):

England, 1509-1603: authority, nation and religion

Paper 2 (Y12):

Luther and the German Reformation, 1515-55

Paper 3 (Y13):

The British Experience of Warfare,  1790-1918

How it's assessed

Sections A and B: assessment of understanding of the period in breadth

Section C:

Source analysis

How it's assessed

Section A:

Source analysis

Section B: assessment of understanding of the period in depth.

How it's assessed

Section A:

Source analysis

Section B: essay - testing knowledge of key topics in depth

Section C: essay relating to themes in breadth and testing knowledge of change over a period of at least 100 years.

Enrichment opportunities: