Tel: 01677 422 419 - Email: admin@bedalehighschool.org.uk
Tel: 01677 422 419
Email: admin@bedalehighschool.org.uk

 

History at Bedale High School

History is taught be 3 specialist teachers of History. We aim to make our students well informed of the world around them by establishing the strong links to the past. We encourage students to question opinions and be aware that there are often different interpretations of history.  We also aim to communicate their thoughts, both orally and in the written form, carefully and considered.

Curriculum

As of Sept 2018 we are moving to a 2 year KS3 (Y7 & 8) and a 3 year KS4 (Y9-11)

KS3 (Y7-8)

We cover the topics set out in the National Curriculum, 2014. They are under the headings: The Skills of History; The Romans in Britain; Power and Development 1066-1500; Changing Life in England 1066-1500; The Native Peoples of North America; The English Civil War; The Industrial Revolution; World War 1; Women’s Suffrage; City Bombing; Slavery; The US Civil Rights Movement and The Holocaust.

KS4 – (Y9-11)

We follow AQA 8145 GCSE, 2016 (1-9) covering topics; USA 1920 – 1973; Conflict and Tension in Asia 1950-1975; The Health of the British People 1000-Present; and Elizabethan England 1568-1603.

Assessment

KS3 Assessment will take place at the end of each topic and there will be ongoing teacher assessments within each topic area.

KS4 Assessment will take place at the end of each topic and there will be ongoing teacher assessments within each topic area. A Pre Public Exam (PPE) will take place in each Key Stage year.

Homework

KS3 Homework will be set once a week and the tasks will be placed on Show My Homework (SMH)

KS4 – (Y9-11) Homework will be set once a week and the tasks will be placed on Show My Homework (SMH)

Extra-curricular opportunities

  • History students have had the chance to visit;
  • Battlefield sites of World War 1 (Y8)
  • New York City and Washington (Y10+11)
  • Thackeray Medical Museum and The Dr’s Show with exam busting session (Y11)