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Department Introduction

WELCOME TO THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree. ” ― Michael Crichton

Welcome to the History Department’s homepage. Here you will find an abundance of information regarding our curriculum, members of staff in the department, and some lovely pictures showing the type of thing we do at Philips High School.

History is an extremely popular subject at Philips, with 4 classes opting to take the subject in Year 11 and 6 classes in Year 10. We cover a wide range of historical topics and periods from the Battle of Hastings to the Spanish Armada and from World One and Two to the Civil Rights Movement and the Age of Terror.

So have a browse through the various sections for more detail.

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Fleming should you wish to find out any additional information.

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KS3 Curriculum

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
The Norman Conquest Medieval Realms The Tudors
Year 8 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Slavery Suffragettes WW2
Industrial Revolution WW1  
Year 9 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Holocaust The Age of Terror Medicine Through Time C. 1250 – present
Civil Rights Medicine Through Time C. 1250 – present  
Vietnam    

 

Assessment Details
Each year group will be assessed with 6 KATs. This will be based on the topic being studied at that time. The KATs will focus on various historical skills and key concepts. All KATs are essay based which reflects the way in which pupils are assessed at GCSE.
Useful Websites and Textbooks
There is no standard textbook used for History, however the Horrible Histories books provide a fantastic introduction to the topics studied.

Recommended for year 7 are: Rotten Romans, Smashing Saxons, Stormin’ Normans, and Measly Middle Ages.

Recommended for year 8 are: Terrible Tudors, Slimy Stuarts, Witches, and Barmy British Empire

Recommended for year 9 are: Barmy British Empire, Villainous Victorians, Frightful First World War, and Woeful Second World War.

The following websites will be particularly useful:

http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk

http://spartacus-educational.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/

KS4 Curriculum

KS4 Curriculum

Year 10 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Medicine Through Time C. 1250 – present Early Elizabethan England 1558 – 1588 Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939
Medicine on the British Sector of the Western Front Early Elizabethan England 1558 – 1588 Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939
Year 11 Topics – To be used as revision list
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939 Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 Revision and Exam Technique
Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 Revision and Exam Technique  

 

Assessment Details
Pupils will be assessed using GCSE exam questions at key points throughout the course and at various key points through the year to ensure success at GCSE.

The GCSE is 100% exam on the following three papers which are taken in June-July of year 11:

PAPER 1: Medicine on the British Sector of the Western Front, Medicine Through Time C. 1250 – present

PAPER 2: Early Elizabethan England 1558 – 1588, Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91

PAPER 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939

Useful Websites and Textbooks
Textbooks:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1292127376?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1292127376&linkCode=xm2&tag=stchistory-21

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1292127341?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1292127341&linkCode=xm2&tag=stchistory-21

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1292127279?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1292127279&linkCode=xm2&tag=stchistory-21

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1292127260?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1292127260&linkCode=xm2&tag=stchistory-21

Revision guides:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1292169729?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1292169729&linkCode=xm2&tag=stchistory-21

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1292169737?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1292169737&linkCode=xm2&tag=stchistory-21

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1292169710?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creativeASIN=1292169710&linkCode=xm2&tag=stchistory-21

Websites:

Medicine

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zqtgfrd

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zhphvcw

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=GCSE+History+Medcine

Medicine WW1

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zs3wpv4

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/0/ww1/25403864

Elizabethan England

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/z29rbk7

Cold War and Superpower Relations

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zwbysg8

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zqpcv4j

http://www.ducksters.com/history/cold_war/summary.php

Weimar and Nazi Germany

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zymqwxs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zcqs6fr

http://www.johndclare.net/

Don’t forget your teachers too, either in lessons, revision sessions.

Revision

 

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