History Y11

Overall Curriculum Goals

1.    Students will have grasped a sound understanding of the key historical concepts of change and continuity, cause and consequence, and source analysis.

2.     Students will develop comparative and analytical skills.

3.    Students will understand how fortunate we are to live in a democratic, multicultural society with access to multiple agencies and opportunities.

4.     Students will have a sound understanding of how politics can impact upon the lives of people, and how certain aspects of History have a longstanding effect on our society and decisions.

5.     Students to become experienced Historians.

6.     Students to gain knowledge and understanding of different methods of revision and know how to be independent learners.

Half Term 1

Half Term 2 & 3

Half Term 4

Half Term 5

Half Term 6

Topic Title: 

Superpower Relations and the Cold War

Topic Title: 

Elizabethan England

Topic Title: 

Revision

Topic Title: 

Revision

Exam Period

Topic Intent:

This unit allows students to explore the impact of the decisions made towards the end and after WWII, how decisions made by a key leaders can have long lasting impact on many different nations.

Students look at the increase in rivalry between the USA and the Soviet Union as a result of decisions made during the Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam conferences.  The unit also allows students to

understand the key features of a cold war and how they can have significant impact on relations between countries. Students will learn how the Soviet Union aimed to spread communism throughout

Europe and measures taken by the USA to contain it. Students will explore how Eastern Europe became a Soviet sphere of influence and how this was established by Stalin and developed further by

other leaders of the Soviet Union. It is essential students understand the steps which led to both the rise and fall in tensions during the Cold War and consequently the end of the Cold war. This topic is

essential in allowing students to understand how a Cold war can create the same amount of long term damage as a Hot War.

Topic Intent:

It is important that students learn about influential women throughout history. This unit allows students to explore the reign of Elizabeth I and how she became one of

England’s most successful leaders. Students will learn how Elizabeth dealt with issues during her reign, the ground-breaking policies she introduced and the effect is

has had on Britain today. Students will learn how England and Britain became a superpower due to overseas exploration and colonies, and how this has shaped

Britain’s influence on the world stage to this day. This topic is essential in understanding Britain today and how our society and government has been forged from

Elizabeth’s reign.

Topic Intent: 

Preparation for examination and further education.

Topic Intent:

Preparation for examination and further education.

Key Content / Skills:  

1970-1991 - The End of the Cold War
  • Attempts to Reduce Tension Between East and West
  • Flashpoints Between East and West
  • The Collapse of Soviet Control of Eastern Europe

Key Content / Skills:  

1558-1569 – Queen, Government and Religion
  • 1558 – Elizabeth’s Problems and Decisions
  • Challenges to the Religious Settlement, 1558-1569
  • 1569-1588 Challenges to Elizabeth at Home and Abroad
  • Plots and Revolts at Home and Abroad, 1569-1588
  • Rivalry, War and the Spanish Armada
  • 1558-1588 Elizabethan Society in the Age of Exploration
  • Leisure, Education and the Problem of the Poor
  • Exploration, Voyages of Discovery, Raleigh and Virginia
  • The End of the Reign
 

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Revision techniques
  • Exam practice
  • Lecture style revision
  • Independent revision
  • Content covered this half term: Medicine Through Time and the Western Front, Weimar and Nazi Germany

Key Content / Skills:  

  • Revision techniques
  • Exam practice
  • Lecture style revision
  • Independent revision
  • Content covered this half term: Superpower Relations and the Cold War, Elizabethan England

Assessment:

Key content quizzes are completed at the end of every key topic.

GCSE style questions are completed every 4-5 lessons.

Grade Review at the end of the topic.

Assessment:

Key content quizzes are completed at the end of every key topic.

GCSE style questions are completed every 4-5 lessons.

Grade Review at the end of the topic.

Assessment:

Regular timed exam questions.

Retrieval Quizzes.

Exam papers.

Home Learning:

Recap Booklet

Home Learning:

Recap Booklet

Home Learning:

Concept Wheels, Flash Cards, Revision Booklets, Revision Videos, Revision Checklists, Knowledge Organisers

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Careers:  Politics, Historian, Law
  • Morality and Human Rights
  • Capitalism and Communism
  • Law and Order
  • Alliances

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Careers: The Arts, The military, The merchant navy, Preservation
  • Exploring society and how it has developed over time
  • The role of government and how it has adapted
  • Law and order, government, democracy, logistics, military

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Preparation for further education
  • Research
  • Skills to be a good historian

Employability, Professionalism and Enterprise  (EPE) Links

  • Preparation for further education
  • Research
  • Skills to be a good historian

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