History - Movilla


Staff:

  • Mrs K English (Head of Department)

Why Does History Matter?

History teaches us not to simply accept events but to question them. Through studying history pupils will develop a greater understanding of both the good and the bad that humanity is capable of and an understanding of the world in which we live in. At both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 pupils will be encouraged to consider their citizenship: 

  • Through looking at past events and interpretations of them, students are encouraged to think independently, critically and objectively about the world around them.
  • By engaging with a wide range of historical narratives, students are encouraged to appreciate their place in the world; recognising a common experience. History broadens horizons and promotes cohesion.
  • By engaging with complex and emotive issues in the past, students are led to draw relevant and contemporary parallels which challenge them to maintain open minds and confront prejudice.

History develops the ability for students to think freely. They can test hypotheses, develop opinions, and be challenged on a wide range of topics.

  • History provides a wide skill set. Students are equipped with a skill set which ranges from the art of writing to the science of source analysis. These are highly valuable skills which do not become out-dated. They help students to show that they are well-rounded and employable people.
  • Students should be exposed to a range of cultures and experiences beyond their own lives – this helps to promote understanding and tolerance.

Outcomes

  • Students should be enabled to see the present in the context of the past. They should be encouraged to develop a respect for the people in the past and begin to understand them on their own terms.
  • Students should be engaged and find enjoyment in the study of History. Students should be inspired to continue their interest in history.
  • Students should have the ability to use information critically no matter the source. This is vital when interpreting the news media, reading books or even in conversation.
  • Students should be able to see both sides of a given situation and construct effective arguments for either side.
  • Students should be able to communicate effectively in a wide range of forms and situations. They should be able to present information, analyses and interpretations in a well informed and balanced manner.
  • Students should be able to independently and effectively pursue areas of History which interest them.
  • Students should develop an appreciation of historical empathy and understand their own place within a larger human story which goes beyond the British Isles.

KS3

At Key Stage 3 level pupils follow the CCEA NI Revised Curriculum

What is History?
The Normans
Castles and Medieval Life

The Renaissance and Reformation
The Tudors and the Spanish Armada
The Plantation of Ireland
Native Americans
Causes and Consequences of Partition in Ireland

The Twentieth Century Depth Study:

  • The First World War
  • The Holocaust
  • The Campaign for Civil Rights in the USA and Northern Ireland

There are numerous opportunities for field trips to local areas of historical interest.


 

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KS4

KEY STAGE 4 STUDY CLUB - EVERY MONDAY - 3.15 - 4pm

Pupils follow the CCEA GCSE History Specification. This GCSE History course is both interesting and rewarding. It builds on the approach already used in Key Stage 3 so that pupils should not experience too much difficulty coming to terms with the demands of the course.

YEAR 11

Unit 1: Study in Depth

(50% of total mark)

  • Germany 1918-41
  • Peace, War and Neutrality, Britain, Northern Ireland and Ireland and the Second World War.

This unit will be examined at the end of Year 11 with a 2 hour exam.

YEAR 12

Unit 2: Outline Study

(25% of total mark)

  • The Cold War 1945 – 91

This will be examined at the end of year 12 with a 1 hour 15 minute exam.


Unit 3: Controlled Assessment

(25% of total mark)

  • The Civil Rights Movement in the USA

 

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Homeworks

 Types of Homework 

 There will be a variety of homework provided across the year groups:

  • Learning of vocabulary
  • Extended writing
  • Cloze procedure
  • Note making
  • Use of source material
  • Question and answer
  • Completion of classwork
  • Reading
  • Research
  • Poster work
  • Past paper question (KS4)
  • Revision preparation for Assessment Window
  • Preparation for CAT (KS4)
 Year Group  No. Of Homeworks in Term 2
 Year 8  7
 Year 9   7
 Year 10   7
 Year 11  7
 Year 12  7

 


 

 

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