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History

HISTORY AT KING ECGBERT SCHOOL 

We have a passionate team of history teachers with excellent subject knowledge and we are committed to delivering a varied and diverse curriculum at all key stages.  Our lessons aim to teach our students a ‘rich and varied diet’ of history and all of our lessons have a strong focus on developing the historical skills integral to the study of history.  We are a popular and option choice for GCSE and A Level students.

KEY STAGE 3 

Y7 2 hours per week studying Roman Britain, the Rulers and the Ruled of Medieval England, Medieval Islamic Civilisations and the Changing Lives of Native Americans.

Y8 1.5 hours per week studying Tudor and Stuart England, Slavery in the British Empire, the Caribbean from the end of Slavery to the arrival of the Windrush, the Industrial Revolution.

Y9 2 hours per week studying World War One, 1920s and 1930s America, India during the British Empire and the Partition of Pakistan, Germany between the wars (including the Holocaust), World War Two, the Vietnam War and Civil Rights in America.

HISTORY AT GCSE 

History is an option at KS4.  It is popular with the students and there is a consistently good uptake at GCSE in which we have a proven track record of academic success.  KS4 classes are taught as mixed ability classes, with 2.5 lessons lessons a week through Year 10 and Year 11. History has a single tier examination at the end of the course so setting is not necessary. Students study Edexcel GSCE (9-1) History.

Unit 1: Medicine through Time

Unit 2: Early Elizabethan England: 1558-1588 and Period Study: Superpower relations and the Cold War: 1941-1991.

Unit 3: Depth Study: Germany 1918-1939.

HISTORY IN THE SIXTH FORM 

In the Sixth Form we offer at present courses following the AQA specification.  Students have 5 lessons a week through Year 12 and Year 13.

Component 1: Breadth study. The Tudors: England, 1485–1603 (40%)

Component 2: Depth study. Revolution and dictatorship: Russia, 1917–1953 (40%)
Component 3: Coursework. The Civil Rights movement in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century America.  (20%)