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Seaton Burn College

Seaton Burn College

History

KEY STAGE 3

After an introductory topic entitled ‘What is History’, Year 8 is divided into 3 units:

  • Tudor Revolution: “Depth Study”-Henry and the Church, “Those bloody People”- Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and the Armada
  • English Revolution: “Depth Study-Life during the Civil War, “Those bloody people”- Oliver Cromwell, Gunpowder Plot/Witchcraft
  • Industrial Revolution: “Depth Study”-Living in Industrial Towns, “Those bloody people”- Jack the Ripper, Children-In the Mills & In the mines 


KEY STAGE 4

Students continue from KS3 to develop their ability to analyse and evaluate evidence, use sources and primary evidence to answer questions and suggest the causes and consequences of particular events/developments.

The GCSE History covers a wide range of subject material. The course is split into three modules, each with a different focus which allows students to study the past in a variety of ways,including development overviews, depth studies and the study of primary evidence in the form of field visits.

Unit 1 International Relations in the 20th Century – This is a study of the 20th Century that covers the Origins of the First World War, Peacemaking 1918-1919 and the League of Nations, Hitler’s foreign policy and the origins of the Second World War and finally the Origins of the Cold War.

Unit 2 20th Century Depth Studies – This is an in depth study that covers a short period of time but in more detail. Students will learn about the Roaring Twenties,USA, 1919-29, Hitler’s Germany 1929-39 and Depression and the New Deal, USA,1929-41

Unit 3 Controlled Assessment Historical Enquiry - This unit will be assessed by means of controlled assessment. Students will submit their responses to two questions on Britain at War in the 20th Century, prepared under controlled conditions.