History

Contact: Mr K Pye, Subject Leader – History

Introduction:

The History course covers a variety of topics, the majority of which you will never have studied before. You will study a mixture of British and World history, as well as a study of local history. We aim to give you a broad and interesting experience.

What will it be like:

You will learn to evaluate events and sources of information: To analyse, argue and communicate your ideas effectively. You will receive lots of written feedback on your work and guidance with your coursework. GCSE questions will be set and marked as homework on a weekly basis, so that you are fully prepared for the exams at the end of the course.

Areas of study will include:

  • The American West 1840 - 1890
  • The history of medicine through time
  • The development of Carisbrooke Castle

Assessment:

Coursework
25%: 2 Written planned pieces, under supervision in class
Final examinations
75%: Two exam papers

Beyond Year 11:

At A Level you will study something completely different again. At present the A Level course covers an in-depth study of British and European Early Modern Period and European twentieth century dictatorships.
 
 

 

Classical Civilisations

Contact: Mr K Pye, Subject Leader – History

Introduction:

The Classical Civilisations course covers a variety of topics from the Greek and Roman periods, the majority of which you will never have studied before. We aim to give you a broad and interesting experience, whilst opening your eyes to alternative civilisations.

What will it be like:

You will learn to evaluate events and sources of information: to analyse, argue and communicate your ideas effectively. You will receive lots of written feedback on your work and guidance with your coursework. We welcome open discussion about your work and will provide constructive feedback.

Areas of study will include:

  • Ancient Greece: The Persian Wars
  • The Emperor Nero (Coursework)
  • Roman: The history of Roman Britain
  • Roman: Social life in the 1st century A.D.

Assessment:

Coursework
25%: Controlled Assessment with pre-set titles, evaluating the Emperor Nero
Final examinations
75%: Three one hour exam papers

Beyond Year 11:

At A Level you will be given the opportunity to study archaeology and the Mycenaean and Classical world, as well as Britain and the Roman empire.
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