History

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The History Curriculum:

Key Stage 3

By the end of Key Stage 3, our pupils should have a good knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. This will provide them with a well-informed context for wider learning. They should be able to communicate their ideas effectively and use historical terms and concepts. They will be able to analyse and evaluate source material and pursue their own historically valid enquiries.

Key Stage 4

At Siddal Moor we follow the new EDEXCEL History specification.

This allows our pupils to study a very broad period of history. We will study Britain and the wider world. By the end of the course, our students should have a clear understanding of the events that have shaped the world in which they live.

Students will develop the skills necessary to argue their point of view effectively. They will be challenged to see events and personalities from different perspectives and reach their own, reasoned, conclusions. They will be expected to develop their ability to use source material and identify bias, usefulness and reliability.

GCSE History will appeal to those students who are able to express their ideas in writing effectively. A willingness to ‘read around’ the subject will be extremely useful. A desire to find out things independently, through personal research, is the mark of a good historian.

What do we study?

  • There are three written papers, all to be taken at the end of Year 11.
  • Paper One is the study of Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000-present.
  • Paper Two is the study of ‘Anglo-Saxon and Norman England’ and ‘The American West, c1835-c1895’.
  • Paper Three is the study of the USA in the late 20th This includes the Civil Rights Movement in the 50’s and 60’s and the Vietnam War.

Curriculum Outline:

Year 7 History Curriculum Outline
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Year 8 History Curriculum Outline
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Year 9 History Curriculum Outline
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Year 10 History Curriculum Outline
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Year 11 History Curriculum Outline
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