Bingley Grammar School

History

History at Bingley Grammar school covers a wide range of engaging and challenging topics from the year 1000 up to the end of World War Two at KS3 and follows the AQA syllabus at GCSE.

Here students learn to deal with a variety of concepts such as change and continuity, causation and consequence as well as the significance of specific events/people. Students will be able to develop key skills such as historical investigation, analysis of evidence and knowledge, explaining and critical thinking.

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GCSE revision intervention sessions underpin revision and focus on the consolidation and application of knowledge.

Assessment

Internal assessments take place every term.
GCSE: AQA GCSE History (8145)

https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/history/specifications/AQA-8145-SP-2016.PDF

Curriculum Overview

Year 7

Year 8

Medieval England: This topic covers from the year 1000 to 1485, and looks at the power of the monarchy, the importance of the church and everyday life.

Tudor England: This topic deals with the many religious changes under the Tudors and well as an investigation into everyday life which includes fashion, punishment and living conditions.

Stuart England: This topic focuses on the problem of the Stuart Monarchy, which includes King James and witchcraft and the Gun Powder Plot as well as the English Civil War.

Native Americans: This topic looks at a different civilisation and focuses on the Native American way of life as well as the impact of the White person.

This years' Year 8

Tudor England: This topic deals with the many religious changes under the Tudors and well as an investigation into everyday life which includes fashion, punishment and living conditions.

Stuart England: This topic focuses on the problem of the Stuart Monarchy, which includes King James and witchcraft and the Gun Powder Plot as well as the English Civil War.

Slavery and Expansion Trade and Industry: This topic investigates the slave trade during the British Empire and develops into a study of the industrial revolution and its impact on society.

WWI: This topic examines the key causes of the war as well as life in the trenches and an investigation into the Battle of the Somme.

Rise of the Dictators: This topic looks at the different methods of government put forward by Hilter and Stalin between the wars and investigates what it was like living under their dictatorships.

Next years' Year 8:

Slavery and Expansion Trade and Industry: This topic investigates the slave trade during the British Empire and develops into a study of the industrial revolution and its impact on society.

Protest: This topic looks at a variety of protests starting with the Suffrage movement in the UK as well as the African American civil rights protests in America.

WWI: This topic examines the key causes of the war as well as life in the trenches and an investigation into the Battle of the Somme.

Rise of the Dictators: This topic looks at the different methods of government put forward by Helter and Stalin between the wars and investigates what it was like living under their dictatorships.

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

World War Two

This topic looks at the causes of the war and links in events from WWI such as Versailles, events during the war both home and abroad and the consequences of the dropping of the atom bomb.

The Cold War

This topic focuses on the development of the Cold war at the end of WWII and explores key events such as the impact of the Berlin Wall, the Space race and the Cuban Missile crisis.

GCSE Conflict and tension in Asia 1950-75: GCSE Paper 1

The Korean War

The causes, events and consequences of the Korean war.

The war in Vietnam

Investigates the long and short term causes of the conflict, the role of the US and the reasons for US failure.

America 1920-1973; Opportunity and Inequality: GCSE Paper 1

1920’s America:

A study into the causes of the boom in the 1920’s and investigation into the winners, such as women and business and losers such as railway workers.

America 1920-1973; Opportunity and Inequality: GCSE Paper 1

Continuation of the America, focusing on the problems of the depression and government intervention, the opportunities of post war America and the fight for equality for African Americans and Women.

Britain Health and the People c1000- to the present day: GCSE Paper 2

A study of medicine and surgery in Britain from Medieval, through the Renaissance and into the 19th and 20th centuries. In year 10 pupils will complete up to the Renaissance.

Britain Health and the People c1000- to the present day: GCSE Paper 2

A continuation of the study of medicine and surgery in Britain from Medieval, through the Renaissance and into the 19th and 20th centuries.

Elizabethan England c1568-1603 GCSE Paper 2

A study which comprises of an investigation in the Elizabethan Court and Parliament, life in Elizabethan England as well as the problems at home and abroad. The unit ends on the historic environment study, which changes from year to year.


Useful Resources and Revision Support

  • PLCs (Personal Learning Checklists)

  • BBC Bitesize History Exam Specs >>

  • GCSEpod >>

  • My revision notes. AQA GCSE History 1-9 (available from Mr Booth)

  • Oxford AQA History GCSE 1-9 Revision guides: Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950-1975, American 1920-1973 Opportunity and inequality, Britain Health and the People c1000 – present day and, Elizabethan England. These are individual revision guides.