During your time at TMWS you will learn about a wide variety of different themes linked to time periods significant both to the UK and to the rest of the world. Your knowledge and understanding of the past is a vital part of your development in today’s society. You will see the importance of balanced judgements and understand that not all Historical evidence is trustworthy.
History is a discipline and will allow pupils to develop an understanding of specific events, periods and people enabling them to evaluate sources and consider both their long and short term impact. Our intention is to develop pupils empathy for others and give them an opportunity to understand their place in the world. We also establish the foundation of core values vital to today’s society and showcase the links to events today to those in the past.
At TMWS we follow the National Curriculum which takes a broad view of British and World History. Students will study History for 3 hours per fortnight in Years 7 & 8 before the subject becomes a GCSE option. The key periods of study are as follows:
Year 7 (September 2016 onwards):
Medieval Britain: 1066-1350 (Norman Conquest to the Black Death)Medieval Britain:1350-1485 (The Black Death to the War of the Roses
Tudor England: 1509-1603
Stuart England: 1603-1707
The Industrial Revolution: 1750-1900
The British Empire & The Slave Trade
From September 2016, Year 7 pupils will also complete Thematic projects designed to cover a broader period of study with a specific focus. They will be as follows:
Autumn Term- How have Empires developed over time?
Spring Term- How have civilisations used castles over time?
Summer Term- How were people entertained in the past? Romans to Tudors)
Exam Board AQA
Current Year 10 pupils follow the AQA History A: Schools History Project. The course includes a thematic study, Medicine through Time (Paper 1), a depth study, Germany 1919-1945 (Paper 2) and a study of a Historic Environment, Brodsworth Hall (Controlled Assessment).
The course will be examined in the Summer Term of 2017 through two 1 hour 45 minutes examinations and a 4-5 period of Controlled Assessment.
From 2018, pupils will study the new GCSE History Specification offered by the AQA. This course is newly verified by OFQUAL and fulfils the criteria specified by the DfE. Assessment will take place in the Summer Term of 2018 and will take the form of two 1 hour & 45 minute exams. Our focus will be on the following units:
Part A- Germany 1890-1945: Democracy & Dictatorship
Part B- Conflict & Tension: 1894-1918
Part A: Britain Health & the People: c.700-Present Day
Part B: Elizabeth England c.1568-1603
Extra Curricular Activites:
Planning is underway for Year 10 students to visit the battlefields of WWI to coincide with their study of this key period in World History. More details will be published shortly.
Students that study History at GCSE level often go on to study the subject at AS/A and Degree level. History is one of the most demanding and rigorous academic subjects and is highly valued by Further Education providers and employers who recognise the skills of empathy & critical thinking in those who study it.