Staff

Ms R Samy CTL History & Citizenship)
Ms A Andrea KS3 Coordinator, History
Ms S Butcher SLT, History Teacher
Mrs A Higgins SLT, History Teacher
Miss S Akhtar CTL Citizenship and History Teacher
Mr V Sarkisyants History Teacher
Ms R Amin CTL Citizenship and History Teacher

Curriculum Overview & Aims

KS3

The History curriculum aims to educate pupils at LIS with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire our pupils' curiosity to know more about the past and understand the main events and how history shapes our lives today. The history curriculum equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, to think critically, to use and evaluate a wide range of historical sources to develop their understanding of events. Pupils will focus on developing key skills in understanding chronology, causes and consequences, change and its significance, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time and to evaluate at a variety of historical sources and to understand how interpretations have been created.  

Details of studies per year

Year 7 – students will be introduced to a skills based unit surrounding the use of evidence, understanding chronology, change and significance and looking at causes and consequences. Students will learn about the significance of the Norman Conquest, life in medieval England, migration and the reformation.

Year 8 – Students will learn about the slave trade, the industrial revolution, the right to vote, conflict in the 20th century and about the holocaust.

Year 9 – Students will start the GCSE course with EDEXCEL

How are they assessed

Students will be assessed through summative assessments, this includes regular short exam questions taken from exam papers in order to help prepare and guide students on how to answer exam questions. At the end of each unit, students will sit a formative assessment.

Home learning (frequency and expectations)

In KS3 students are given homework projects every half term. These enable students to carry out some independent research and to present their work to the rest of the class. The projects are regularly shared on SHMW.

How parents/carers can support their child

  • Check Show My Homework for set homework
  • Support students in their homework and to check if their homework has been completed
  • Encourage your child to use the internet appropriately when conducting research and not to copy and paste large sections from the site as their own work. It is important that students do the research independently and then write their findings independently
  • Encourage your child to read through their work and proof read their written work checking for spellings, punctuation and grammar
  • Support your child through organisation of their work and revision

KS4

Courses offered: GCSE History with Edexel

Curriculum content and aims

GCSE History at LIS encourages learners to develop and extend their knowledge of specific historical events, periods and societies. Students learn about different identities, including their own, within a society and an appreciation of social, cultural, religious and ethnic diversity, building on their understanding of the past through a broad curriculum. The GCSE History journey builds on developing an independent and resilient learner who is able to think critically through a process of historical enquiry. Students will be able to make judgements based on available historical evidence through evaluation. Students will build upon key skills taught at KS3 History and further develop key skills in understanding chronology, causes and consequences, change and its significance, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time and to evaluate at a variety of historical sources and to understand how interpretations have been created.

Details of studies per year

Year 9

Elizabethan Society 1558 – 1588 (British Depth Study)

Crime and Punishment c.100-to present day (British Thematic study)

Year 10

Crime and Punishment c.100-to present day (British Thematic study)

Germany in Transition 1919-1939 (Non-British Depth Study)

Year 11

Superpowers relations and the Cold War rivalry 1945-1991

Revision

How are they assessed.

Students will be assessed through summative assessments, this includes regular short exam questions taken from exam papers in order to help prepare and guide students on how to answer exam questions. At the end of each unit, students will sit a formative assessment.

Home learning (frequency and expectations)

Homework for GCSE History is set every week.

Homework is set on Show My Homework

How parents / carers can support their child

  • Check Show My Homework for set homework
  • Support students in their homework and to check if their homework has been completed
  • Encourage your child to use the internet appropriately when conducting research and not to copy and paste large sections from the site as their own work. It is important that students do the research independently and then write their findings independently
  • Encourage your child to read through their work and proof read their written work checking for spellings, punctuation and grammar
  • Support your child through organisation of their work
  • Support your child in preparation of revision for GCSE (questions, flashcards, mind maps, images, exam questions)

Possible Careers

Useful Websites

The following websites have been useful to students in research, homework or personal study:

https://www.bbc.com/education/examspecs/zw4bv4j (bitseize for edexcel)

www.johndclare.net

www.getrevising.co.uk

www.revisegcsehistory.co.uk

https://www.pearsonactivelearn.com/app/Home  (GCSE students have access to e-textbooks using this link)

How parents or other members of other public can find out more about the curriculum/syllabus you are following: www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/history

Name of person in your department who parents can contact if they need more information about your syllabus:

Mrs R Samy (Head of Humanities and History)
 

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