Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8)

Program of study

Students receive 2 lessons of History per week. Students will begin the course by developing their historical skills before moving onto a range of historical topics. In Year 7 the focus will be on local as well as English and British History – Our World. In Year 8 the focus will be on Britain’s international role in History alongside the history of global conflict – Our wider world.

Assessment & Homework

Students will be assessed before each review point.

A variety of homework tasks will be set and published on ‘show my homework’. Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes. Examples of Homework include; research tasks, extended writing, reading homework, drafting and reflections on work done in class as well as extended projects.

 

KS3

Subject History Year group 7
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

·         The History of Sandbach School

·         Anglo Saxons

·         Vikings

·         Alfred the Great

Review 1 topics plus:

·         Norman invasion

·         Norman settlement of England and consolidation of power

Knowledge section: All topics covered in Y7.

 

Skills section:

·         Medieval life

·         Power in medieval times

·         Tudors and religion

 

 Assessment method

 

 

1 hour written exam

4 questions – testing knowledge, explanation, source analysis and evaluation.

1 hour written exam

4 questions – testing knowledge, explanation, source analysis and evaluation.

1 hour written exam

15 knowledge questions plus

3 skills questions testing explanation, source analysis and evaluation.

Teacher & Department responses SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Teacher identifies  student weaknesses and provides in class support

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. support plan for student

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. support plan for student into Y8

 

Subject History Year group 8
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

·         The British empire

·         The slave trade

 

Review 1 topics plus:

·         Causes and events of WW1

Knowledge section: All topics covered in Y8 including Causes of WW2.

 

Skills section:

·         The USA in the 1920s

 

 Assessment method

 

 

1 hour written exam.

4 questions – testing knowledge, explanation, source analysis and evaluation.

1 hour written exam.

4 questions – testing knowledge, explanation, source analysis and evaluation.

1 hour written exam.

15 knowledge questions plus

3 skills questions testing explanation, source analysis and evaluation.

Teacher & Department responses SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson/

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. support plan for student.

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. support plan for student into Y8.

 

KS4

Subject History Year group 9
Review Review 1 Review 2 Review 3
 

 Content covered

 

Knowledge

KT1: The American West

The Plains Indians: their beliefs and

way of life

Migration and Early Settlement

Conflict and Tension

Skills

Q1

Analysis of second order concepts: consequence [AO2];

Knowledge and understanding [AO1].

Q2

Analytical narrative (analysis of causation/consequence/change [AO2];

Knowledge and understanding [AO1].

Q3

Analysis of second order concepts: consequence/significance [AO2];

Knowledge and understanding [AO1].

Knowledge

 

Review 1 topics American West KT2 and KT3

The Plains Indians: their beliefs and

way of life

Migration and Early Settlement Conflict and Tension

KT2

Development of Plains Indians, 1862-1976

KT3

Conflicts and Conquest, 1876-1895

 

Skills

As in Rev 1

 

Knowledge

 

American West KT1,2,3

 

Crime and Punishment:  c1000–c1500: Crime and punishment in medieval England

Skills

Q1-3

AO1 – Knowledge and Understanding

A02 – Explanation of causation

·         A03 –  Source utility

 

 Assessment method

 

 

45 minute written exam testing above skills and knowledge. 45 minute exam testing above skills and knowledge. 55 minute exam – knowledge test and written exam.
Teacher & Department responses SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson.

Teacher identifies student weaknesses and provides in class support.

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. Support plan for student and parental/LIM contact.

SWANS feedback sheet / NSA lesson

Significant lack of progress triggers dept. Support plan, including parental and LIM contact for student into Y10.

 

GCSE History information can be found Here

A Level History information can be found Here

A Level Government & Politics information can be found Here