Curriculum
History

KS4 Programme of Study

Students study the new AQA History GCSE, the full specification can be found here; http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145

This will be graded from 9-1 and will comprise of two exams, 1 hour 45 minutes in length.The students cover a wide range of History and will help students understand the world we live in.

History will help develop key skills such as change and continuity, cause and effect, source analysis and evaluation, making complex judgements and reasoning.

Students should be aware that at GCSE level, History requires a high level of commitment and will involve independent study each week in order to consolidate and deepen knowledge.

Requirements for studying GCSE History:
> An interest in History
> A positive attitude
> Excellent literacy skills
> Commitment to hard work
> Ability to work with others and independently

Year 9
Introduction and study skills
Pupils start their GCSE studies by looking at a number of key events and concepts such as Imperialism, democracy and dictatorships, and Womens Rights. This enables them to practice key skills and gain a greater understanding of the context of later GCSE content.

Britain: Health and the people, 1000—2000
> Medieval Medicine
> Christian and Islamic contributions
> The Black Death
> The impact of the Renaissance
> Vaccination and the work of Jenner
> Development of Germ Theory
> Improvements in surgery
> Anaesthetics and antiseptics
> Improvement in Public Health
> Penicillin
> The Impact of War
> Plastic Surgery
> Modern Medicine
> The Beverage Report and Welfare State
> The NHS: costs and choices

America, 1920—1973: Opportunities and inequality
> Immigration and the Red Scare
> The boom and its effects
> Mass production and Henry Ford
> Hire purchase and consumerism
> Shares and the stock market
> Inequality of wealth
> Organised crime and prohibition
> Racism and the Ku Klux Klan
> Entertainment and Flappers

Elizabethan England, c1568-1603
> Elizabeth and her court
> Problems of marriage and succession
> Rebellions
> The Golden Age, theatre and prosperity
> The Poor Law
> English sailors: Drake, Hawkes and Raleigh
> Religion and the Elizabethan Settlement
> Mary Queen of Scots and Catholic plots
> Conflict with Spain
> Reasons and events
> Naval warfare; tactics and technology
> The Spanish Armada
> A study of an Elizabethan environment/building: location, design features,
function, the structure, how does it reflect the values and fashions of the period

Conflict and tension, 1918—1939: Peacemaking and the Causes of WW2
> The Big Three and their aims
> The terms of the Treaty of Versailles
> Reaction to the Treaty
> The League of Nations
> The Manchurian Crisis, 1931
> The Abyssinian Crisis, 1935
> Hitler’s foreign policy aims
> The remilitarisation of the Rhineland, 1936
> The Anschluss, 1938
> The Munich Conference, 1938
> The Nazi – Soviet Pact, 1939
> The Invasion of Poland, 1939

Year 10
America, 1920—1973: Opportunities and inequality (Continued)
> The Wall Street Crash
> The Great Depression
> Roosevelt and the New Deal
> Impact of WW2
> The American Dream
> Cinema and Rock and Role
> The Civil Rights Movement
> Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
> Presidents Kennedy and Johnson
> Women’s rights and feminism

Britain: Health and the people, 1000—2000
> Medieval Medicine
> Christian and Islamic contributions
> The Black Death
> The impact of the Renaissance
> Vaccination and the work of Jenner
> Development of Germ Theory
> Improvements in surgery
> Anaesthetics and antiseptics
> Improvement in Public Health
> Penicillin
> The Impact of War
> Plastic Surgery
> Modern Medicine
> The Beverage Report and Welfare State
> The NHS: costs and choices

Year 11
Elizabethan England, c1568-1603
> Elizabeth and her court
> Problems of marriage and succession
> Rebellions
> The Golden Age, theatre and prosperity
> The Poor Law
> English sailors: Drake, Hawkes and Raleigh
> Religion and the Elizabethan Settlement
> Mary Queen of Scots and Catholic plots
> Conflict with Spain
> Reasons and events
> Naval warfare; tactics and technology
> The Spanish Armada
> A study of an Elizabethan environment/building: location, design features,
function, the structure, how does it reflect the values and fashions of the period

Revision websites
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zj26n39
http://www.johndclare.net/
https://getkahoot.com/

Any parents or students who would like more information about the above course should contact Mr Hargraves.