Who we are
Mrs A. Chai
Miss L. Hatch
Here at Kings we aim to enthuse our pupils with a love of history whilst providing them with a range of skills that will help prepare them for future success.
Throughout this subject, students cultivate skills in writing a balanced argument with well supported judgements and learn to express themselves. Students also learn to present and develop research and presentation skills that are hugely transferable from school, higher education, work or throughout their lives more generally.
In addition to this, students are encouraged to develop curiosity and passion through a range of extra-curricular opportunities which include clubs, trips and workshops.
Our Key Stage 3 curriculum follows a chronological framework which starts with an investigation into the skeletons at Riccall as part of a unit on ‘Invades, Raiders and Settlers’ and ends with an enquiry into whether the 1960s or the 1980s was the most important for creating a ‘modern Britain’.
In Year 7 we study Medieval England, focusing on the Norman Conquest, conflicts between church and king, understanding and treatment of disease and the actions and behaviour of some of the significant Kings in the period. In Year 8 we study the Tudors, Stuarts and Georgians and the changing face of England and eventually the United Kingdom. This is followed by studies into how India an Africa are connected to Britain. In year 9 we study modern history, specifically focusing on WWI and the political, economic and social problems facing the world in the 20th century.
Examination Board: AQA
Specification Code 8145
The changes made to the History GCSE syllabus now offer greater opportunities for students to study a wider range of historical periods that now stretch from 1066 up to 1945. The course is split into two assessments which will be tested with one exam paper each. The course outline is as follows:
Assessment 1: Understanding the modern world
Assessment 2: Shaping the nation
History does demand a high level of literacy skills and therefore may not be suitable for students who find extended writing difficult or struggle with the analysis of written or visual sources.