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KS4 History

Over their GCSE History, pupils study the following topics:

  • Anglo-Norman England c.1060 – c.1088
  • The Cold War, 1945 – 1992
  • Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany, 1918 – 1939
  • Warfare through Time, c.1250 – 2011
  • London during the Second War World

Pupils who meet age related expectations by the end of Year 11 will be able to:

  • Demonstrate some knowledge of key features of a period of time.
  • Give accurate and relevant information of these features.
  • Apply effective analysis to key features using second order concepts such as change and continuity, causation, consequence, significance, similarity and difference.
  • Show a line of reasoning.
  • Offer a judgement on the use of sources and interpretations, which are based on a developed comment.
  • Select a relevant detail to create a follow up enquiry and identify appropriate questions for enquiry.
  • Identify appropriate sources to explore a follow-up question for enquiry.
  • Make some valid inferences from a source.
  • Show understanding of how provenance (nature, origin, purpose) affects source usage.
  • Reasonable analyse interpretations and the key differences between different interpretations of the same event.