History

The philosophy of the History Department is based on the belief that history is an important academic subject which provides students with a strong foundation stone for understanding the world they live in, enabling them to be productive and successful in that wider world.

Key Members of Staff

Mr M Staunton – Subject Leader – mstaunton@stocksbridgehigh.sheffield.sch.uk

Mr A Evans — aevans@stocksbridgehigh.sheffield.sch.uk

Mrs F Turner — fturner@stocksbridgehigh.sheffield.sch.uk

Miss G Feechan — gfeechan@stocksbridgehigh.sheffield.sch.uk

 

Term 1 – What is History? How and why do we study History?

The Norman Conquest: How and why did a Frenchman become King of England?

Assessment date: Baseline Assessment September; Norman Conquest November

Term 2

What topics do you cover this term?

  • Everyday Life: How did British society change between the Middle Ages and the Victorian period?
  • Islamic Civilisation: How did Islam influence the world?

Assessment date: How did society change—February; How did Islam influence the world—April.

Term 3

What topics do you cover this term?

  • Invaders and their impact on the local area. Who invaded Britain? How did the invaders influence the area?
  • Local Study: Why and how did Stocksbridge develop?

Assessment date: Why and how did Stocksbridge develop—July.

Term 1

Tudors/Stuarts- How did Henry VIII change England? What was the Gunpowder Plot? How important was the English Civil War?

Term 2

Slavery 1700 and 1800s. Why was slavery abolished? Civil Rights Movement in the USA 1950s-60s.

Term 3

The Industrial Revolution. What was the Industrial Revolution? Why did it happen? The British Empire. What was the British Empire? How did the Empire impact on people’s lives?

Term 1

20th Century World. What were the causes of WW1? What were conditions like in the trenches? Why did the Allies win WW1? How did Hitler rise to power?

Term 2

20th Century World. What was life like inside Nazi Germany? What were the causes of WW2? What were conditions like during WW2? What was the Holocaust? How does the Holocaust impact on our lives?

Term 3

Britain 1945- 1975. How did the war change Britain? Why did Britain lose its Empire? Why/ How did fashion/music/young people change after WW2?

Independent Project. Students select a key event/ important individual from the second half of the 20th century. They research

Term 1

AQA GCSE Paper 1: Section A: The American West. Who were the Plains Indians? Early Settlers in the West. What was the impact of the American Civil War?

Students will complete exam sections based on each topic through the term.

Term 2

AQA GCSE Paper 1: Section A: The American West. Who were the Plains Indians? Early Settlers in the West. What was the impact of the American Civil War?

Students will complete exam sections based on each topic through the term.

Term 3

What topics do you cover this term?

Conflict in Europe 1919-1939. Course outline subject to final information from AQA.

AQA GCSE Paper 2. The Norman Conquest: Possible field visit to Durham Cathedral.

Students will complete exam sections based on each topic through the term.

For full details of the GCSE History course please visit the GCSE options page and download the options booklet

Term 1

AQA GCSE Controlled Assessment. Question 2 – The Interpretation Question. Students will work on completing this in the first weeks back after the summer holidays.

AQA GCSE: Medicine Through Time: Specialist Topic for 2017- Disease and Infection. The fight against Disease and Infection in the Ancient World- Prehistoric- Roman. Did ideas about the cause and cure of Disease and Infection change in the Middle Ages? What did people during the Renaissance think caused and cured Disease and Infection? How/Why did ideas on the cause and cure of Disease and Infection change in the 19th century? Who were the key individuals? 20th century developments in the fight against Disease and Infection. Students will complete exam sections based on each topic through the term. Mock Exam- December- Complete American West Paper and a Section A- Specialist Topic- from a Medicine Through Time Paper

Term 2

Medicine Through Time: Section B- Public Health in Britain- Roman- Present Day. How have attitudes and approaches to public health changed over time? What role have individuals played in improving Public Health? What factors have helped/hindered progress in Public Health? What progress has been made? What still needs to be done?

Medicine Through Time: Section C- Surgery and Anatomy- Ancient World- Present Day. Ideas and approaches to Surgery and Anatomy in the Ancient World. Surgery and Anatomy in the Middle Ages. Why did ideas and approaches to Surgery and Anatomy change during the Renaissance?

Term 3

Until near the Half Term- Surgery and Anatomy. How was surgery improved in the 19th century? Who were the key individuals? Which factors helped/hindered progress? 20th/21st century Surgery and Anatomy- What further progress has been made? What still needs to be done?

For full details of the History GCSE course please visit the GCSE options page and download the options booklet

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