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 History Teacher
Ms R Karim History Teacher
Ms R Amin History Teacher
Ms S Hakim History Teacher
Mr V Sarkisyants 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, the Black Death and the Tudors.

Year 8 – Students will learn about the Stuarts and the causes of the English Civil War, and the history of black people in the Americas, from the triangular trade to abolition and the struggle for civil rights.

Year 9 – Students will learn about the impact of the Industrial Revolution, Causes and Consequences of the First World War. Students will start GCSE History

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 Eduqas

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 – Developments of the USA 1929-2000 (A Period Study)

Year 10

  • Germany in Transition 1919-1939 (Non-British Depth Study)
  • The Elizabethan Age 1558-1603 (British Depth Study)

Year 11 – Changes in Crime and Punishment in Britain c.500 to the present day (Thematic Study)

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:

www.bbc.co.uk

www.johndclare.net

www.getrevising.co.uk

www.revisegcsehistory.co.uk

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)
Ms A Andrea (KS3 coordinator for History)

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