Manor Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

History

Course: AQA History GCSE

Assessment Criteria:

Students will sit two 1 hour 45 minute exams


Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World (50% of overall GCSE)

  • PERIOD STUDY - America 1920 - 1973; Opportunity and Inequality
  • WIDER WORLD DEPTH STUDY - Conflict and Tension, 1918-1939.

Paper 2: Shaping the Nation (50% of overall GCSE)

  • THEMATIC STUDY - Health and the people: c1000 to the present day
  • BRITISH DEPTH STUDY Norman England, 1066-c1100


Grading Structure: A*-C (2017) 1 -9 (2018)

Exam board Website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history

Course Specification: AQA History 601/8217/9

Progress 8 Slot: Ebacc

Head of Department: Ms A Crossan

Course Description

KS3: Core Subject

KS4: Option Subject


In Key Stage three pupils study world and British History from 1066 to 1955. They study a number of units in each year which aim to develop their historical knowledge as well as improving their research and source evaluation skills. In this respect we also aim to complement the work on pupils' literacy skills which are developed in their English lessons. They complete six assessments in years seven and eight and nine in year nine.

Students will gain a broad understanding of the past as there are British, European and Wider World elements to the course.


The GCSE History content comprises the following elements:

  • one period study
  • one thematic study
  • one wider world depth study
  • one British depth study including the historic environment.


The AQA GCSE course provides pupils with the opportunity to analyse and evaluate primary and secondary source material. Furthermore, the course enables pupils to develop second-order historical concepts such as cause, consequence, change and continuity.

The course is demanding in terms of written response and in order to excel in history, pupils should be confident in their written ability.

Department statement

History at NET Manor Academy aims to develop an interest and a sense of wonder about people and places in the past. In History lessons, students attain the knowledge, skills and understanding to make sense of their world by critically evaluating the past, empowering them to face the challenges of the modern world.

History challenges students to become critical thinkers by analysing and evaluating sources, interpretations and arguments. They are able to reflect upon their own identities, their values and their responsibilities to others.

Careers

Heritage manager
Historic buildings inspector/conservation officer
Museum education officer
Museum/gallery curator
Museum/gallery exhibitions officer
Teaching/lecturing
Accountancy
Law
Archaeologist
Medicine

Useful resource links:

Spartacus Educational

John d Clare

Revise GCSE History

GCSE Bite Size

Extra Curricular:

Historians club that looks at media representations of the past.

Schemes of work Overview

STEP 1

STEP 2

STEP 3

STEP 4

STEP 5

STEP 6

Year 11

Health & People

Health & People

Health & People

Normans

Normans

Year 10

Health & People

Health & People

Health & People

Normans

Normans

Normans

Year 9

Conflict and

Tension

Conflict and

Tension

Conflict and

Tension

Inequality and Opportunity USA

Inequality and Opportunity USA

Inequality and Opportunity USA

Year 8

Germany in

20th Century

Hitler and the Holocaust

The Home Front in WWII

The Cold War

Vietnam War

CSI History

Year 7

What is History?

Ancient Civilisations

The Origins of a Nation 1066-1100

Development of the Church, State and Society 1485-1603

Development of the Church, State and Society 1485-1603

Britain the First Industrial Nation 1672-1863