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    History

    Teacher: Mr Russell Wait (Lead Teacher)  Email  and Miss Alice Livingstone

    Department: HUMANITIES

    Humanities Subject Leader: Mr Russell Wait  r.wait@broadwater.surrey.sch.uk

    Support: 

    Ms R Till COIN Centre Humanities

    Ms M Turner PB Humanities


    Homework tasks can be viewed on the showmyhomework website

    Introduction and background:

    History is all around us!  We should be proud of our History and in particular the local History that we have around us.

    History at Broadwater is an exciting and challenging subject that gets students to think critically about their past.  In History we challenge student thinking by always asking – ‘what if….?’  This gets students to think about how History has impacted on and changed our lives.  What would have happened if Hitler was successful in his bid for European domination?  What may Britain be like if the Charles I was not executed?  Do you think Britain would be a different place if the Peasants Revolt in the 1300s had a bigger impact?

    Students are encouraged to think and present their ideas creatively.  We like to encourage re-enactment, drama, news reports as well as developing written skills in traditional essay skills.

    History is a popular subject within the School community with many students pursuing it in GCSE years.

    To find out a bit more about we study please follow the links to the Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pages where you can see the topics and how students will be assessed.

    GCSE Exam Specification:

    At GCSE level we follow the Edexcel GCSE History (9-1).  

    https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html

    The main topics covered are;

    • Henry VIII and his ministers 1509 – 1540
    • The Cold War 1941 – 1991
    • Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1939
    • Medicine in Britain c1250 to the present day

    Revision and extra learning:

    The best support that parents can offer students in the teaching of the history is to take them to places!  We have local history on our doorstep (much of which is free), for example, Guildford Castle, Godalming Museum etc.  If you wish to explore further places such as Hampton Court Palace, the Naval dockyards at Portsmouth and many National Trust properties provide a useful insight to different periods in time.

    At Key Stage 4, many students wish to purchase revision guides to help their studies.  Edexcel exam board have published specific revision guides which include practice questions (more questions are accessible from the exam board website).  Below you will find links and ISBN numbers to the most appropriate revision guides. 

    Revision Guides

    ISBN

    Revise Edexcel 9-1 Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941 – 1991 Revision Guide and workbook

    9781292169750

    Revise Edexcel 9-1 Henry VIII and his ministers 1509 – 1540 

    Revision Guide and workbook

    9781292176390

    Revise Edexcel 9-1 Medicine in Britain c1250 to present day

    Revision Guide and workbook

    9781292169729

    Revise Edexcel 9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1939

    Revision Guide and workbook

    9781292169736

    These can be purchased directly from http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Secondary/Revision/History/GCSE-History-revision.aspx

     

     
    Please see curriculum map below for all years.

    Key Stage 3

    Key Stage 3 History Curriculum Map: Click Here

    Key Stage 4

    Key Stage 4 Curriculum Map: Click here

    British Values

    Humanities Department

    British Values

    Policy:

    Within the humanities subjects, we foster a sense of interest and pride in British values and what it means to be British.

    To understand what British values are we must first understand our place in the world and this is taught through British history since the Norman Conquest in 1066.

    Britain’s role as a global power and the changes in attitudes towards slavery are also covered highlighting our growth as a nation which questions and challenges its values and strives to do the right thing in light of our past and also understand what our modern diverse society is like today.

    Modern questions concerning immigration particularly focusing on the enlarged European Union are tackled in geography where we examine the impact of more recent rivals. Students are encouraged to look beyond headlines and examine the facts to see how our nation has been built by fairness, tolerance and acceptance of those coming here to build a better life and make positive contributions to British society.

    As a multi faith society Religious Education has a crucial role to play in upholding the key British values of freedom of expression. Students study the major religions to gain a greater understanding into different faiths.

    We believe that through the teaching in humanities, students can effectively explore what their role is in a modern and rapidly changing society.  This incorporates and uses the 4 C’s to help ensure that students can appreciate, question and understand the fabric of our society.  This in turn enables our students to become pillars of society and ensure that we are educating students for life.

     

    British Values in humanities will enable students to

    • Distinguish right from wrong
    • Allow them to contribute to society
    • Acquire knowledge of the way Britain works outside of the classroom
    • Ensure students can demonstrate and promote tolerance and empathy amongst a range of traditions, cultures and religions
    • Respect one another
    • Understand their role in society and democracy

     

    RWW

    Updated Sept 2019

    Useful Websites

    Mr Scott's GCSE History website   Lots of learning and revision resources.

    The History Learning Site  

    The National Archive Research and loads more, well worth a visit. 

    The Making of the Modern World: Everyday Life The history of 400 everyday articles manufactured between 1750 and today. 
              

     

    KS4 Revision Resources

    Revision and extra learning:

    The best support that parents can offer students in the teaching of the history is to take them to places!  We have local history on our doorstep (much of which is free), for example, Guildford Castle, Godalming Museum etc.  If you wish to explore further places such as Hampton Court Palace, the Naval dockyards at Portsmouth and many National Trust properties provide a useful insight to different periods in time.

    At Key Stage 4, many students wish to purchase revision guides to help their studies.  Edexcel exam board have published specific revision guides which include practice questions (more questions are accessible from the exam board website).  Below you will find links and ISBN numbers to the most appropriate revision guides. 

    Revision Guides

    ISBN

    Revise Edexcel 9-1 Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941 – 1991 Revision Guide and workbook

    9781292169750

    Revise Edexcel 9-1 Henry VIII and his ministers 1509 – 1540 

    Revision Guide and workbook

    9781292176390

    Revise Edexcel 9-1 Medicine in Britain c1250 to present day

    Revision Guide and workbook

    9781292169729

    Revise Edexcel 9-1 Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 – 1939

    Revision Guide and workbook

    9781292169736

    These can be purchased directly from http://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/Secondary/Revision/History/GCSE-History-revision.aspx

     

    Revision Guides:

    These are available from www.pearsonschoolsandcolleges.co.uk/secondary/HistoryAthemakingofthemodernworld and other online retailers such as Amazon.

    The title is – Revise Edexcel GCSE History A – The Making of the Modern World – Revision Guide

    ISBN 978 1 4469 0512 8

     

    To further extend students knowledge and exam technique an ‘extensions’ workbook has also been published.

     

    The title is – Revise Edexcel GCSE History A – The Making of the Modern World – Revision Workbook

    Websites:

    www.edexcel.com

    Home – I am a… - Student and learner

    www.bbcbitesize.co.uk

    Look for sections on the Cold War, Britain 1931 - 1951 and USA 1919 – 1941.

    www.schoolhistory.co.uk/revision/

    Look for sections on the Cold War, Britain 1931 - 1951 and USA 1919 – 1941.

    WWW.historylearningsite.co.uk

    Exam subjects – modern world history 1918-1980 - The Cold War

    Subject Documents Date  
    History Curriculum Map 2018.19 key stage... 16th Jan 2019 Download

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