Year 7 Topics:  History skills The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066 – 1509:  The Norman Conquest  The Black Death and its social and economic impact  The Peasants’ Revolt  The Wars of the Roses  Feudalism, daily life, towns and villages, castles The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745:  The Tudors  Elizabethan England Local History:  Medieval Liverpool and King John

Year 8 Topics: The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 – 1745:  The Gunpowder plot  The causes and events of the Civil Wars  Religion and superstition  The Fire of London Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain 1745 – 1901:  The slave trade  The industrial revolution Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day:  Women’s suffrage  The First World War  The Second World War  The Holocaust  Post war Britain Local History:  Liverpool and the slave trade  The civil wars  The Blitz

The current specifications studied within KS4 for Year 11 : AQA GCSE History B http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-b-9145

Introductory unit: 20th Century Flashpoints and Watersheds

Unit 1: International Relations: Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century

Unit 2: 20th Century Depth Studies

Unit 3: Historical Enquiry – British History

Useful websites to support learning include:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/history/

http://www.johndclare.net/

http://www.schoolhistory.co.uk/gcse.html

The current specifications studied within KS4 for Years 9 and 10 are :Edexcel specification – Edexcel History 2016

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html

Paper 1 – Thematic study such as crime and punishment in Britain, c1000 – present

Paper 2 – Period study and British depth study

  1. Henry VIII and his ministers
  2. Superpower relations and the Cold war

Paper 3 – Modern depth study

Useful Websites to support learning (in addition to ones for AQA) include,

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications.html

https://schoolhistory.co.uk/

http://www.thinkinghistory.co.uk/index.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history

http://spartacus-educational.com/

The current specifications studied within KS5 ( year 12 and 13 ):

AQA A level History

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/as-and-a-level/history-7041-7042

Component 1: Breadth study – 1K The making of a Superpower, USA 1865-1975

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/as-and-a-level/history-7041-7042/subject-content/1k-the-making-of-a-superpower-usa,-18651975

 

Component 2: Depth study – 2M Wars and welfare: Britain in Transition, 1906-1957

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/as-and-a-level/history-7041-7042/subject-content/2m-wars-and-welfare-britain-in-transition,-19061957

Component 3: Historical Investigation

Websites to support learning include :

http://www.flowofhistory.com/

http://amhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/exhibition/flash.html

http://www.historytoday.com/

Trips Year 13 students conduct a local study of Liverpool and take part in various local trips.

Revision and coursework clubs are provided by the History Department to ensure that all pupils fulfill their potential in the subject.