History

Welcome to HISTORY

The History department at St Bede’s bases its vision on our whole school ethos that we are all part of God’s creative process, providing the opportunity for each individual to flourish in order to serve the Common Good.

The History department is made up of four members of staff. Most of the teaching takes place in two specialist rooms and we have a wide range of textbooks, artefacts and online resources to support teaching at both Key Stages.


Our aim is teach enjoyable and challenging lessons which develop a wide range of analytical, communication and citizenship skills. The study of History enables our pupils to gain a full understanding of the world in which we live and helps them to develop a range of high order thinking skills.


Our curriculum is also supported by a range of enrichment activities. These include visits to Horrible Histories Theatre performances, Hitler on Trial GCSE workshop and overseas trips to Krakow and Auschwitz and the WWI war graves.

KS3 History

Year 7

In Year 7 pupils study the key events and changes in the history of Britain from 1066 to the Tudors. The topics covered include Norman England, King John, The Black Death, The Peasants’ Revolt and religious changes under Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I.

Year 8

In Year 8 pupils look in detail at the key events and changes in British life from Elizabeth I to the end of the 19th century. The units covered include Elizabethan England, the Civil War in Britain, the abolition of slavery and the Industrial Revolution.

Year 9

In Year 9 pupils study the key events of the twentieth century. Topics covered include the origins of the First World War, the significant events of World War Two, the Holocaust and the struggle for Civil Rights in the USA. At the end of Year 9 pupils begin their GCSE course by studying the History of Medicine.

 

GCSE HISTORY 2018


Year 10 and Year 11 pupils study the new 9-1 Edexcel GCSE. The course follows a linear approach and pupils will sit all external exams at the end of Year 11.


GCSE OVERVIEW
Paper One – Thematic Study and historic environment [30% of the final exam]
Medicine in Britain, c 1250 to present and the British sector of the Western Front, 1914- 8; injuries, treatment and the trenches.
Written examination 1 hour and 15 minutes


Paper Two – Period study and British depth study [40% of the final exam]
Early Elizabethan England, 1558 – 1588
Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941 – 1991
Written examination 1 hour and 45 minutes


Paper Three – Modern depth study [30% of the final exam]
Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918 – 1939
Written examination 1 hour and 20 minutes

 

GCSE Results 2017

29% of pupils achieved Grade A*/ A

88% of pupils achieved Grade A* - C

Level 3+ -91%

Level 4+ - 74%

Level 5+ - 57%

Level 7+ - 28%

Staff

Mrs J Roberts - Curriculum Leader
Mr A Holt - Assistant Headteacher
Miss G Gray
Miss Z Letki [Mrs Haworth]

Learning Programmes

Year 7 - Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4, Terms 5 and 6

Year 8 - Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4, Terms 5 and 6

Year 9 - Term 1, Term 2, Term 3, Term 4

Year 10

Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941 - 1991

Medicine through time c1250 - present

Year 11 -Term 1, Term 2 and 3

 

GCSE Exams 2018

4th June 2018 [am] – Paper 1: Medicine and the Historic Environment -1 hour 15 minutes
8th June 2018 [pm] – Paper 2: Superpower Relations and Early Elizabethan England – 1 hour 45 minutes
12th June 2018 [pm] – Paper 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1919 – 1939 – 1 hour 20 minutes