History KS4 Year 11

History KS4 Year 11

Autumn

The Home Front during World War 2

Pupils study a range of History based AQA Unit awards. This involves pupils engaged in a range of activities including discussion, creating presentations, ICT research, craft activities, group work, paired work interactive games and written course work

Pupils are encouraged to critically interpret primary and secondary sources including video clips, diary entries, posters , newspapers, audio recordings , photographs , interviews , poems and books.

As well as developing a deeper knowledge of History the subject help pupils to develop a range of transferable social , communication and literacy skills.

Successful completion of coursework leads to external accreditation by the AQA examinations board.

Topics covered are :

The Home Front during World War 2 Unit OM 3299

Students consider at least three effects of bombing and air raid precautions e.g. gas masks, shelters and black outs. Students consider at least two effects of disruption to School life during the war e.g. evacuations and at least two examples of shortages and rationing

Students differentiate between Primary and Secondary historical evidence and consider at least two examples of civilian involvement in the war effort e.g. the Home Guard , how the war changed the role of women in Society and draw conclusions from the examination of at least three Primary sources. Students

listening to an interview given by a person who can recall some of the changes brought about by War.

The development of the Railways Unit 73900

Students design a poster advertising the opening of the Liverpool-Manchester Railway reflecting a common perception of the new railway age. Students identify and name from given pictures at least four early locomotives, e.g. Catch Me Who Can, Puffing Billy, Locomotion, the Rocket.

Using Primary and Secondary sources Students consider at least three objections to the first railways , the main contributions of George Stephenson in the development of the Railways , at least one feature of each of the three classes of railway travel and at least four benefits of railways to industry and society.

Spring

Victorian Britain Domestic Life  

Pupils study a range of History based AQA Unit awards. This involves pupils engaged in a range of activities including discussion, creating presentations, ICT research, craft activities, group work, paired work interactive games and written course work

Pupils are encouraged to critically interpret primary and secondary sources including video clips, diary entries, posters , newspapers, audio recordings , photographs , interviews , poems and books.

As well as developing a deeper knowledge of History the subject help pupils to develop a range of transferable social , communication and literacy skills.

Successful completion of coursework leads to external accreditation by the AQA examinations board.

Topics covered are :

Victorian Britain Domestic Life Unit 108606

Students research and present information about life in the home during the Victorian era , stating at least two items that could be found in a Victorian house

Students identify at least two simple similarities and differences between a typical Victorian home and a modern family home

Using Primary and Secondary sources Students consider at least two differences between Victorian family life and family life today, at least two inventions made during the Victorian era to assist with domestic tasks and at least two ways in which Victorian inventions have influenced or impacted on life today.

Students consider how technology and time have developed at least two items invented in the Victorian era.

Ancient Egyptians Unit 74812

Students use a variety of media such as books, newspapers and the internet to investigate the history of the Ancient Egyptians. Students contribute to a discussion on Ancient Egyptians and locate Ancient Egypt on a given map

Students give at least six facts about the Pharaohs, give at least six facts about Egyptian Gods, give at least six facts about mummification. Students produce a picture of an Egyptian god in an art style of own choice produce a picture of an Egyptian death mask in an art style of own choice.

Summer

The Ancient Greeks

Pupils study a range of History based AQA Unit awards. This involves pupils engaged in a range of activities including discussion, creating presentations, ICT research, craft activities, group work, paired work interactive games and written course work

Pupils are encouraged to critically interpret primary and secondary sources including video clips, diary entries, posters , newspapers, audio recordings , photographs , interviews , poems and books.

As well as developing a deeper knowledge of History the subject help pupils to develop a range of transferable social , communication and literacy skills.

Successful completion of coursework leads to external accreditation by the AQA examinations board.

Topics covered are :

The ancient Greeks Unit 79445

Using Primary and Secondary sources students consider how the Ancient Greeks influenced present day living, e.g. through the invention of types of architecture. Students consider how the Olympic Games evolved from its orgins in Ancient Greece. Students are able to name at least ten Greek alphabet letters. Students can explain at least two Ancient Greek beliefs such as their belief about fate and life after death as well as and Greek Gods.

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