Pool Academy

History

 

History 
At Pool Academy we believe that History is not about learning a long list of facts and dates.  Content is important, but so are the skills to use it. We focus on developing those skills that are transferable and valuable throughout life, and we do this by learning about stimulating and relevant topics that help to explain the world we live in.

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Year 7 topics:
 
  • Roman and Islamic Empires
  • The British Empire
  • The Battle of Hastings and beyond
  • Migration
  • Innovations through time
  • Own research project
 

 

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Year 8 topics:

  • Slavery
  • Architecture
  • Changes In Warfare
  • Camborne, Redruth and Pool in the 19th century 
  • The Holocaust
  • Britain in the 1960’s               

 

Year 11 visit the Imperial War Museum on their two day trip to London.

 

 

GCSE topics:
Unit 1- International Relations 1943-91 (The Cold War)
Unit 2- Germany 1918-39 (Unit 1)
Unit 3- The transformation of British Society 1951-79
Unit 4- Civil Rights & protests in the USA 1945-70 (Controlled Assessment)
 

KS4 courses: We follow the Edexcel Modern World History A syllabus. This comprises of four units, each worth 25% of the overall mark. and all entered for examination in May or June of the final year. The units are Germany 1918-39, International Relations 1943-91, The transformation of British Society 1951-79 and  Civil Rights and protests in the USA 1945-70. The final unit is the Controlled Assessment unit."

 

 


Scheme of Learning- History


Year 7


Autumn 1

Baseline, followed by Suitcase Mystery. Then begin Roman V Islamic Empire (12)

Autumn 2

British Empire (10)

Spring 1

Battle of Hastings
Beginning of Migration (9)

Spring 2

Balance of Migration
Innovations

Summer 1

Architecture (12)

Summer 2

Changes in Warfare –WW1 (9)


Year 8


Autumn 1

Slavery

Autumn 2

WW2/start of Cold War

Spring 1

19th Century Cornwall

Spring 2

Britain in the 1960’s

Summer 1

The Holocaust

Summer 2

Own museum project?


Year 9 - One Year GCSE


Autumn 1

Germany-2A

Autumn 2

Cold War-1A

Spring 1

Britain—unit 4(CA). Same tasks as 2012?

Spring 2

USA-3C

Summer 1

Revision SoL

Summer 2

Exams followed by????


Year 9 - Three Year GCSE


Autumn 1

Germany-2A

Autumn 2

Germany/Cold War-1A

Spring 1

Cold war/Britain

Spring 2

Britain– NEW 3C

Summer 1

USA Civil Rights– NEW Unit 4


Year 10


Autumn 1

Cold War

Autumn 2

New Controlled Assessment CA6– USA Civil Rights-Tasks must be valid until May 2015

Spring 1

New Controlled Assessment CA6– USA Civil Rights-Tasks

Spring 2

Britain– NEW 3C

Summer 1

Britain– NEW 3C

Summer 2

Commence new revision SoL


Year 11


Autumn 1

Complete USA followed by a mock

Autumn 2

Commence Revision SoL
16 lessons Cold War

Spring 1

16 lessons Germany

Spring 2

16 lessons USA

Summer 1

History exams, 16th May, 23rd May and 2nd June

 

 

 

Mr M Turner

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