"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future."

Robert Heinlein

 

 

 

 

Subject Staff

Name Role Contact
Mr M Auger Head of Department Contact
Miss D Brown Classroom Teacher Contact
Miss R VanBruggen Classroom Teacher Contact

 

 

 

 

Our Intent:

At Central Lancaster High School, we see our students as trainee historians whom we develop in exceptional historians that will foster a lifelong passion for history. We strive to develop young people who will leave us with an understanding of how the world in which they live has been shaped by past events, and how an understanding of this, can contribute towards a richer experience of life in our local, national and global community. Through a study of the past, we intend to develop individuals who will appreciate, but also challenge, aspects of our won society. This is a particular challenge for some in our community, which we strive to address with our enquiry based approach to all learning. We focus our study primarily on Britain and take opportunities to see how events that we have study affected our locality.  In addition to Britain, we introduce a wide focus into Europe and beyond. We develop our students so that they are able to write historically in an extended synoptic fashion using the following key skills. Furthermore we show how these skills will serve them well in many aspects of their lives. 

  • Knowledge: To develop a detailed understanding of events and individuals involved in them 
  • Analysis of the events that we study focusing on, cause, consequence, significance, change, continuity, similarity and difference.  
  • Use of Sources, what can sources tell us and how do we assess their usefulness? 
  • Interpretations and judgements, identifying them, knowing why they may be different, making judgements about which they agree with and the ability to form their own.  

 

KS3 Overview of Units

  Term 1 Topics Term 2 Topics Term 3 Topics
Year 7

What is History?

Roman and Anglo-Saxon Britain

Medieval England

Tudor England

Crown and Parliament
 

Year 8

Revolution in France

Black Peoples of the Americas
 

Industrial Revolution

British Empire

Health Disease and in society over time

Year 9

World War I

Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

World War II

The Franchise

The Qing Dynasty 1644-1911
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents / carers can best support pupils by: Looking through pupils’ books and asking questions about what they have studied and then discussing how and why it may been important. Discussions about current political debates will also support an understanding of many of our topics.


Key Stage 4:


Qualification type, exam board and syllabus if applicable: GCSE History, Edexcel
Link to specification: https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html
 

  Term 1 Topics Term 2 Topics Term 3 Topics
Year 10 Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88 Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91 The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad. (Civil Rights)
Year 11 The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad. (Vietnam) Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present   Whitechapel, c.1870 – c.1900: crime, policing and the inner city.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment:

Paper 1 Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city. 1 hour 15 minutes 30% 
Paper 2 Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88 and Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91   1 hour 45 minutes 40% 
Paper 3 The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad. 1 hour 20 minutes 30% 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents / carers can best support pupils by: Looking through pupils’ books and asking questions about what they have studied. Ask them why events were significant and what consequences and changes the event may have brought. 

 

Additional materials to support study and revision:

Resource Link
GCSE Pod (login available from teacher) https://www.gcsepod.com
BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwbysg8 (Cold War Paper2 and Vietnam Paper 3)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zgdk4j6 (Anglo Saxons and Normans – Paper 2)

Revision guide for Crime and Punishment https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-History-Punishment-Revision-Workbook/dp/1292169702
Revision guide for Anglo-Saxon and Norman England (Paper 2) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-History-Anglo-Saxon-Revision-Workbook/dp/1292169745
Revision guide for Superpower relations and the Cold War https://www.amazon.co.uk/Edexcel-Superpower-relations-Revision-Workbook/dp/1292169753
Revision guide for USA, 1954-75: conflict at home and abroad https://www.amazon.co.uk/Revise-Edexcel-History-Revision-Workbook-ebook/dp/B073JP7T3F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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