Year 7

Year 8

What Will I Learn?

The year will focus on the big question “Did Britons win their rights through violence or reasoning?”
The History will now focus on a national scale and we will be introduced to key figures such as Olaudah Equiano, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Joan of Arc

How Will I Be Assessed?

There will be lots of assessment opportunities involving written responses at the end of each unit, peer and self-assessment and Homework Projects

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

A wide range of activities and learning opportunities including, source analysis, role play, school trips and ICT

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

The year builds on key themes and chronology explored in Year 7 and now a focus will shift to 20th Century and International perspectives.

Year 9

What Will I Learn?

The year will focus on the big question “How should the 20th century be remembered?”
The concept of remembrance is explored and all pupils will produce exhibits and attend a Copleston memorial service at a local church. Key events in the 20th Century are explored such as the World Wars, Icons and the Titanic.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment focusses on key skills required at GCSE to enable a good transition into the next phase of learning.

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

A wide range of activities and learning opportunities including, source analysis, role play, school trips and ICT

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

By the end of Year 9, pupils will have developed a broad historical knowledge and understanding of chronology.
Students will also be able to respond to historical debates and analyse sources of evidence effectively. This forms a sound basis from which students are able to develop at KS4.

Year 10

What Will I Learn?

The big question in Year 10 is “Should the US Government Apologise for the destruction of the Native American way of life?”
The course looks at how the US developed as a nation and  the impact that this has had on the Native Americans way of life.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Assessment is based around exam style booklets and mock exams.

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

A range of learning opportunities including in depth source analysis, understanding of interpretations, historical debate and school trips.

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

Students will develop an in depth  knowledge of an historical debate and further develop source skills to build analytical arguments.

Year 11

What Will I Learn?

The year will focus on 2 main topic areas;- The History of Medicine with the key question “Is Britain facing the biggest public health crisis in its history?” Students explore how mankind has battled against disease, the developments made in surgery and assess how medical knowledge has moved on since the ancient world.

The second part of the year will be the controlled assessment which builds on the memorial project in Year 9 – the big question is “How important is the Ipswich War Memorial?” Studentswill develop an understanding of the Great War and other conflicts represented in the memorial, they will look at memorials on a local, national and international scale and assess the memorials importance.

How Will I Be Assessed?

The assessment in Year 11 is through examinations and controlled assessment
Pupils will sit one examination on the American West and Medicine worth 45% of their final grade, one examination on Developments in British Medicine worth 30% of their final grade and the Controlled Assessment is worth 25% of their final grade.

What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

A range of learning opportunities including in depth source analysis, understanding of interpretations, historical debate and school trips.

How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

Students will develop an in depth  knowledge of an historical debate and further develop source skills to build analytical arguments. Pupils will begin to identify and explain factors for change. This gives a sound basis for study at AS level.