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History

Key Stage 3

You will learn about the importance of history and key skills. You will engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers. You will cover a broad range of historical concepts from The Norman Conquest, The British Empire and the Rise of Hitler. Throughout Key Stage 3 students build a map of history and revisit ideas.

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 the exam board is Edexcel.

 

History at Key Stage 4 enables students to develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in their historical context. Resulting in developed and extended knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience. 

 

The assessment structure is examination based, there will be three written exams at the end of year 11 and marks are for spelling, punctuation, grammar and use of specialist terminology.


 

Paper

Duration

Content

Weighting

Paper 1

1 hour and 15 minutes

Thematic study and historic environment - Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000-present and Whitechapel, c1870-c1900, crime, policing and the inner city. 

30% 

Paper 2

1 hour and 45 minutes

Period study and British depth study - Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88 and Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91. 

40%

Paper 3

1 hour and 20 minutes

Modern depth study - Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

30% 

 

Key Stage 5

In Key Stage 5 the exam board is Edexcel. 

 

History at Key Stage 5 enables students to develop their interest in and enthusiasm for history, as well as an understanding of its intrinsic value and significance. Students improve as effective and independent learners, and critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds.

 

The assessment structure is examination based, there will be three written exams and a piece of coursework in Year 13.

 

Paper

Duration

Content

Weighting

Paper 1

2 hours and 15 minutes

Breadth study with interpretations - ‘Britain transformed, 1918-97

30% 

Paper 2

1 hour and 30 minutes

Depth study - The USA, 1955-92: conformity and challenge 

40%

Paper 3

2 hours and 15 minutes

Themes in breadth with aspects in depth - The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1580-c1750

30% 

Coursework

 

Students complete a single assignment on a question set by their teacher

20% 

 

Staff Contacts

Name Role Email
Mrs L Hurst Director of Faculty lhurst@tla.woodard.co.uk
Miss K Chapman Deputy Director of Faculty kchapman@tla.woodard.co.uk

 

Enrichment

Humanities Film Club

Thursday revision

 

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