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History

At Hodge Hill College, all pupils are taught a broad range of historical enquires in chronological order which allows for students to have a secure understanding of British and world history. The curriculum offered allows students to identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts and analyse trends. We allow our students to become independent, enquiring and thoughtful learners and to develop skills in oral work and literacy. We have a curriculum that is relevant and tailed to students, which should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and have a lifelong interest in history. We embed British Values and SMSC consistently through the SoW as well as implementing through the school CARE brand.

Our curriculum aims to develop:

  • Pupils’ should have chronologically secured knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. Identifying the sense of place in the world and the influence society has upon themselves
  • Pupils’ understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance enabling them to be reflective individuals
  • Pupils can make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their structured accounts providing students opportunities to learn how to express their opinions and argue their views in an eloquent manner
  • Pupils’ can test and judge a range of historical sources and/or interpretations using their knowledge to support their thinking and students become critical thinkers who can use a range of sources to justify their evaluations

 

Five Year Plan

 

Key Stage Four

GCSE History
Exam board AQA Course code 8145
Examined by Two exam papers at the end of year 11. Each paper has a mixture of 8-10 interpretation and essay-based questions and both papers are  2 hours long. There is one tier of paper for all levels (9-1).
Key topics taught

Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World

Section A: Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship

Section B: Conflict and tension: The inter-war years, 1918–1939 

 

Paper 2: Shaping the Nation

Section A: Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day 

Section B: Elizabethan England, c1568–1603 

Year 10

Britain: Health and the people: C1000 to the present day (thematic study)

Elizabethan England 1568-1603 (British depth study including the historic environment)

Year 11

Germany 1890-1945 (period study)

Conflict and Tension 1918-1939 (wider world depth study)