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Northampton School for Boys

Northampton School for Boys

History

Team Leader - Mr Marshall

Key Stage 3

Skill Acquisition Map:

ENTRY SKILL YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9
  • Narrative History
  • Chronological Understanding
  • Cause and Consequence
  • Narrative History
  • Chronological Understanding
  • Interpretation
  • Narrative History
  • Chronological Understanding
BUILDING SKILLS
  • Causation
  • Change and Continuity
  • Change and Continuity
  • Using Evidence
  • Change and Continuity
  • Cause and Consequence
  • Using Evidence
  • Significance
  • Chronological understanding
ADVANCED SKILLS
  • Using evidence
  • significance
  • Historical Enquiry
HIGHER ATTAINERS
/EXCEPTIONAL
  • Cause and Consequence (multi-causal)
 
  • Interpretation
  • Historiography

Year 7

TERM TOPIC ASSESSMENT SKILL
1

“The rule of the Vikings and the Norman Conquest”

  • Life in the Viking era
  • How did William win
  • Stamford Bridge
  • Battle of Hastings
  • Vikings skills assessment
  • Narrative History
  • Chronological Understanding
  • Comparison
  • Source analysis
2

“What did William the Conqueror bring to England?”

  • Castles
  • Feudal System
  • Domesday book
  • Why did William win the battle of Hastings
  • Comparison of causation
3 “Religion, The Crusades and the Islamic World”
  • Doom Painting
  • Life of the Monks
  • Life during the Crusades Tolerance
  • Castles assessment
  • Sequencing
  • Essay writing
  • Causation
4

“Social change in England in the 1200 - 1300s”

  • Plague
  • Peasants Revolt
  • Thomas Becket
  • Crusades
  • Source analysis
  • Causation
  • Extended answers
5 “Conflicts between 1300 - 1400s”
  • 100 YW
  • Wars of the Roses
  • Battle of Bosworth
  • Teacher Assess
  • Sequencing
  • Source analysis
  • Using Evidence
6 “The Tudors”
  • Henry VII
  • Henry VIII
  • Edward VI
  • Mary I
  • EOY exam
Chronological Understanding
Source Analysis
Narrative History
Historiography

Year 8

TERM TOPIC ASSESSMENT SKILL
1

“The Elizabethan Era”

  • Threats from abroad
  • Threats from home
  • How Elizabeth used propaganda
  • The Spanish Armada
  • Comparison of factors
  • Causation
  • Sequencing
  • Utilising evidence
2

“Charles I and the Civil War”

  • Belief in the Divine Right of Kings
  • Causes of the Civil War
  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Restoration
  •  
  • Causes of the Civil War
  • Comparison of multi causation
  • Utilising terminology
  • Significance
  • Change and Continuity
3

“The British Empire”

  • British Empire
  • Slave Trade
    Triangle
  • Abolition of Slavery
  • Slave Trade Triangle 
  • Middle Passage
  • Sequencing
  • Essay writing
  • Causation
4

“WW1”

  • Causes of WW1
  • Conditions in the trenches
  • Shellshock
  • End of WW1
  • Causes of WW1
  • Sequencing
  • Causation of multiple factors
  • Extended answers
5

“Life on the Homefront”

  • Conscientious Objectors
  • Mobilisation of Women
  • Cowardice
  • Propaganda & joining up

 

  • Does Haig deserve the nickname Butcher of the Somme?
  • Sequencing
  • Source analysis
  • Using Evidence
  • Historiography
  • Interpretation
6

“End of WW1 and the rise of evil”

  • Treaty of Versailles
  • Causes of WW2
  • Reasons Hitler came to power
  • EoY Exam
  • Chronological Understanding
  • Source Analysis
  • Narrative History
  • Historiography
  • Significance

Year 9

ERM TOPIC ASSESSMENT SKILL
1
  • Persecution of the Jews
  • Impact of WW2 on Britain
  • A Comparison between WW2 and WW1
  • The Holocaust and Persecution of the Jews
  • Source analysis 
  • Causation
2
  • Events of WW2
  • Immediate impact of WW2 on Europe
  • Dropping of the Atomic Bomb
  • Significance of WW2 on British society
  • Significance
  • Interpretation
  • Extended essay writing
  • Sequencing
3
  • Life in America post WW2
  • Causes of the Economic Boom
  • Changes in society
  • Causes of the Economic Boom
  • Source analysis
  • Causation
  • Sequencing
4
  • Prohibition
  • Life for African Americans
  • Immigration and the Red Scare

 

  • Prohibition
  • Significance
  • Extended writing
  • Change and continuity
  • Source Analysis
5
  • Life for African Americans
  • Impact of the Red Scare
  • Causes of the Wall Street Crash
  • EoY Exam
  • Source analysis
  • Significance
  • Extended writing
  • Change and continuity
  • Chronological understanding
  • Comparison
6
  • The New Deal
  • The Depression
  • 1932 election
  • Impact of WW2 on Society
  • Roosevelt and the New Deal
  • Source analysis
  • Significance
  • Extended writing
  • Change and continuity
  • Chronological understanding
  • Comparison

Key Stage 4

GCSE Breadth Study: International Relations (1919-2000)
Depth Study: USA (1919-1948)
Breadth Study: War & British Society (790AD – 2010)              
Depth Study: Personal Rule to Restoration (1629 – 1660)

Year 12 & 13

A Level USSR 1917-1991
Mao’s China 1949-76
Rebellion and Disorder in Tudor Britain 1485-1603
Coursework on Mao’s China                                               

GCSE History

In Years 10 and 11 we follow the OCR GCSE Modern World course.

The course is designed to provide an understanding of International Relations during the 20th Century as well as providing an in-depth study on Britain 1900-1918.
Topics covered are: The Inter-War years (1919-39), including the Treaty of Versailles, The League of Nations, and the Causes of World War Two. Students also study the origins of the Cold War, as well as Cold War crises; the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War.

A depth study of USA (1918 – 1948) focuses on the “Boom and Bust” of the 1920s and 1930s in America. There is also a focus of what happens to America during WW2, and whether the country becomes more (or less!) united.

There is a breadth study that focuses on War and Society, looking at how 1000+ years of conflict have shaped our nation. In addition, we have a focus on the period 1629-1660 where we look at how England breaks into Civil War, operates as a republic, before restoring the monarchy.

With such a range of topics and historical eras, it is hoped that you will develop a personal curiosity about the past and an understanding of how the world we live in has been created by past events. We are sure you will find the course not only fulfilling but also enjoyable, which should ensure your success in the subject.

History Team

Mr J. Marshall
Mr C. Reid
Ms H. Kennedy
Mr L. Hunt 
Ms A. Imison
Mr J. Rolleston

 

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