Key Stage 3

Year 7

historyThe aim of the department is to develop both core historical skills as well as enthusiasm for the subject. History at saltash.net takes a thematic approach, within which there is a chronological framework to support students overall understanding of change and continuity through time. We focus on the skills of extended writing, source analysis and interpretation, all of which are requirements at GCSE and A level. Each half term students have a core assessment covering one of these skills, as illustrated below.

Homework within History is in the form of a point’s accumulator.  Students will be given a set number of points to achieve which is based on their target levels.  They will be able to select the activities that they wish to complete in order to achieve that number of points by the set date.  Other homework may be set at different times as appropriate.

Autumn Term.
Changing Lives and Changing Attitudes: Daily Lives.
Spring Term.
Power, conflict and co-operation: Rulers.
Summer Term
Civilisation and Empires: Islam and the Wider World.
Why do we remember some people more than others?
What can medieval deaths tell us about Medieval Lives?
What did we do before the Xbox 360?
What is all the fuss about the Industrial Revolution?
1066; Who Cares?
How did Elizabeth deal with her problems of power?
Why did people go on the Crusades?
Richard or Saladin: who was the better leader?
What was life in Baghdad like?
AssessmentAssessmentAssessment
The Bodies in the field mystery - sources
Tudor and Stuart Entertainment Guide - independent enquiry.
What changes happened between 1750 and 1900? Structured essay.
Why did William win the battle of Hastings? Structured Essay
What makes the Greatest leader? Interpretations.
Richard or Saladin? Sources.

Year 8

The aim of the department is to develop both core historical skills as well as enthusiasm for the subject. History at saltash.net takes a thematic approach, within which there is a chronological framework to support students overall understanding of change and continuity through time. We focus on the skills of extended writing, source analysis and interpretation, all of which are requirements at GCSE and A level. Each half term students have a core assessment covering one of these skills, as illustrated below.

Homework within History is in the form of a point’s accumulator.  Students will be given a set number of points to achieve which is based on their target levels.  They will be able to select the activities that they wish to complete in order to achieve that number of points by the set date.  Other homework may be set at different times as appropriate.

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
Why did the Medieval Church matter so much?
If the Medieval Church mattered so much, why did it change?
Would you have survived in Britain before 1861?
What frightened people in the 17th century?
Did the Scientific Revolution help or hinder medicine?
Why was England at war in 1642?
What was life like in the Civil War?
Why did we execute our king?
The French Revolution: Did it change France?
What can music tell us about the twentieth century?
Should we apologise for the Slave Trade?
How free were the slaves after 1865?
AssessmentAssessmentAssessment
Henry VIII's break from Rome _ causation newspaper.
Fear in the 17th century _ sources.
Why was there a civil War in England in 1642? Structured Essay.
Life during the English Civil War _ independent enquiry.
Life on the Plantation _ sources.
Empire plate _ interpretations.

Year 9

The aim of the department is to develop both core historical skills as well as enthusiasm for the subject. History at saltash.net takes a thematic approach, within which there is a chronological framework to support students overall understanding of change and continuity through time. We focus on the skills of extended writing, source analysis and interpretation, all of which are requirements at GCSE and A level. Each half term students have a core assessment covering one of these skills, as illustrated below.

Homework within History is in the form of a point’s accumulator.  Students will be given a set number of points to achieve which is based on their target levels.  They will be able to select the activities that they wish to complete in order to achieve that number of points by the set date.  Other homework may be set at different times as appropriate.

Autumn Term
Changing Lives and Attitudes: Moving Stories
Spring Term
Power, conflict and co-operation: The impact of war
Summer Term
Civilisations and Empires
Why don’t the Chinese play cricket? The British Empire
Who did the most for me? Political Rights
Why did war break out in 1914?
Life in World War One
The rise of dictators
WWII, why was Hitler so popular in Germany?
The Holocaust: Why should we remember?
AssessmentAssessmentAssessment
Historical interpretations of the Empire
The Suffragettes: Source assessment
Why did War break out in 1914? Explanation essay
Independent Enquiry into rise of dictators.
Sources analysis: Life in Nazi Germany
Evaluation of historical interpretation: ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’.
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KEY STAGE 4

Year 10 and 11

The aim of the department is to develop both core historical skills as well as enthusiasm for the subject. History at Saltash.net takes a thematic approach, within which there is a chronological framework to support students overall understanding of change and continuity through time. We focus on the skills of extended writing, source analysis and interpretation, all of which are requirements at GCSE and A level. Each half term students have a core assessment covering one of these skills, as illustrated below.

Please see the GCSE option booklet.

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Key Stage 5

Please see the relevant section of the Sixth Form Prospectus

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