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    History

    Welcome

    Welcome to the History Department. We offer a range of courses and opportunities for our students both within and outside the curriculum. Our aim is to make what you learn relevant but also to give you the knowledge and skills to progress into whatever routes you want to take in the future.

    Teachers in the History Department:

    • Miss E.Suter, Head of Department
    • Mrs A. Vianello, Second in Department
    • Mr C. Doherty 
    • Miss K. Main
    • Mr A. Petty

    Email the department: HistoryDepartment@uptonhigh.co.uk

    Curriculum

    Year 7

    What is History?

    The Medieval World 

    Britain 1500-1700

    Year 8

    The Slave Trade

    Britain 1750-1900

    The Twentieth Century World

    GCSE History

    Exam Board: Edexcel

    Paper 1 - Medicine through time 1250-present (20%)

    Paper 1 (environment)  - The British Sector of the Western Front: surgery and treatment (10%) 

    Paper 2 - Anglo-Saxon Norman England 1060-88 (20%)

    Paper 2 - The American West 1835-1895 (20%)

    Paper 3 - Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939 (30%)

    History A Level (Years 12 & 13)

    Exam board: AQA

    Unit 1C The Tudors: England, 1485–1603

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/as-and-a-level/history-7041-7042/subject-content/1c-the-tudors-england,-14851603

    Unit 2N Revolution and dictatorship: Russia, 1917–1953

    http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/as-and-a-level/history-7041-7042/subject-content/2n-revolution-and-dictatorship-russia,-19171953

    Unit 3: Coursework unit on Civil Rights in the USA 1863-1968

    Politics AS Level (Year 12)

    Exam board: AQA

    Unit 1: People, Politics and Participation (including voting behaviour, electoral systems, parties and pressure groups)

    Unit 2: Governing Modern Britain (including Parliament, the Constitution and the judiciary)

    Politics A Level (Year 13)

    Exam board: AQA

    Unit 3: The Government of the USA

    Unit 4: The Politics of the USA

    Extra-Curricular Opportunities

    These vary every year. We visit sites, enter competitions, and invite guest speakers. Here are some examples:

    Year 7 – Tatton Park Medieval Day

    Year 8 – International Slavery Museum Liverpool

    Year 9 – Imperial War Museum North, WWI Battlefields (France and Belgium), Holocaust survivor talk.

    Year 10 – Thackray Medical Museum

    Year 11 – Outside speaker on the Arab Israeli conflict

    Year 12 – Lessons from Auschwitz project

    Year 13 – Visit to Liverpool University for research.

    Mock Council of the European Union, Debating club, Youth Parliament, visit of Baroness Walmsley and Stephen Moseley MP.

    Year 9 Battlefields Visit

    A large group of Year 9 students made a thought provoking visit to the World War I battlefields of Belgium & France. Further details of the study visit, including insights from students and photos, can be found on the trip blog here.

    Useful websites for Research

    BBC Learning

    History Learning Site

    Spartacus Educational

    Useful websites for Revision

    GCSE Bitesize

    School History

    GCSE Revision including Podcasts