History

History

autumn term

Topic
Overview

The Cold War 1941 – 58

  • Understand the origins of the Cold War and its impact on Germany and Hungary
  • Consequence and Narrative assessment

The Cold War 1958 – 69

  • Develop an overview of increasing tensions between the USA and the USSR focusing on the following events: building of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Prague Spring
  • Narrative and Explanation of Importance assessment

The Cold War 1969 – 91

  • Identify how and why relations between the Superpowers improved through Détente as well as the invasion of Afghanistan, the Second Cold War and the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe
  • End of topic assessment using consequence, narrative and explanation of importance skills

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: Democracy, The Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Tolerance, Individual Liberty
    • SMSC: Spiritual, Social, Moral and Cultural

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Independent Research

    • Time Management

 

Home Learning this Term

    • Students will watch and identify key events using BBC Bitesize and YouTube
    • Practice exam questions and stand – alone written tasks
    • Directed research
    • Revision

 

 

spring term

Topic
Overview

Elizabethan England 1558 – 69

  • Develop an overview of Elizabethan government and society (education, leisure and poverty) marriage and legitimacy, the religious settlement and Mary, Queen of Scots Describe and Causation
  • Assessment
Elizabethan England 1570 - 88
  • Investigation of the plots to overthrow Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada.
  • Making Judgements Assessment
  • Understand Elizabethans’ desire to explore and identify why the colonisation of Virginia failed
  • End of topic assessment using describe, causation and making judgements skills

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: Democracy, The Rule of Law, Mutual Respect and Tolerance, Individual Liberty
    • SMSC: Spiritual, Social, Moral, Cultural

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Independent research

    • Working within a team

    • Forming coherent opinions

    • Time Management

 

Home Learning this Term

    • Practice exam questions
    • Independent research including watching BBC Bitesize/YouTube clips
    • Written activities linked to classwork as well as stand - alone activities to extend subject knowledge
    • Revision

 

 

summer term

Topic
Overview

Weimar and Rise of the Nazis 1918 – 33

  • Identify the origins of the Weimar Republic and its challenges
  • Source Analysis Assessment
  • Understand how and why Hitler was elected Chancellor in 1933
  • Causation Assessment
Nazi Germany 1933 - 39
  • Develop overview of how the Nazis established their authority and set up a dictatorship
  • Source Analysis Assessment
  • End of Year Assessment

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • BV: The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Democracy
    • Mutual Respect and Tolerance
    • SMSC: Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural

 

Careers, Advice, Information & Guidance Links

    • Independent research
    • Working as a team

    • Forming coherent opinions

    • Analysis of evidence

 

Home Learning this Term

    • Written tasks are stand alone to help develop resilience and resourcefulness
    • Find and Fix to help pupils to reflect and improve their work
    • Practice Exam Questions

    • Revision

 

 

Year 10 history Summary

In Y10, students begin to consolidate their skills and apply them to the GCSE course. Students take part in a range of independent and group work to collate the content and regularly participate in practice exam questions; this enables students to develop their History skills further as well as develop their time management and revision skills.