Students will develop their understanding of concepts including significance, change and continuity, and cause and consequence in order to more fully appreciate the complexities of people’s lives and the diversity of societies both in the past and the present day.
Mrs R Gibson
You can download a copy of the History Learning Journey for the Minster school below.
In Year 7, students attend 3 lessons of History per fortnight. In years 8 and 9, students attend 2 lessons per fortnight. During KS3, we explore topics covering a vast chronological range, from the Romans to 9/11, including the Tudors, slavery, WWI and the Roaring Twenties.
Visits and Events
Year 7 students visit Holdenby House in Northamptonshire to support their studies of the Tudors. Students will participate in ‘Humanities Day’ in year 8, working in groups to explore policies for a post-Brexit UK.
In Year 9, students will be given the opportunity to participate in a residential visit to London to support their studies on WWII and the Holocaust.
At GCSE level, students attend 4-5 lessons per fortnight.
Board and Specification
|Paper 1: Medicine in Britain c1250-present and the British Sector of the Western Front, 1914-1918 (exam)||30%|
|Paper 2: The American West c1835-c1895 and Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1066-88 (exam)||40%|
|Paper 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939 (exam)||30%|
Recommended Revision Guides
CGP GCSE Edexcel History for the Grade 9-1 course
My Revision Notes: Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History: Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88
GCSE History students will be provided with the opportunity to attend two visits as part of their course:
- Battlefields of the Western Front (residential) Year 10 - Approximate cost £220
- Beth Shalom Year 11- Approximate cost £14