Fri 18th October

To begin year 11 students will complete their controlled assessment on Portchester Castle. They will illustrate their source skills vital to History, and useful for life.

Students will finish the History course by studying the American West 1840-1890. This is a time of Plains Indians, Mountain Men, desperete Gold Miners, lawless Cowboys, ruthless cattlemen, all living on the edge of existence. Students will be examined with a final exam worth 40%.

 Year 10 students will begin their GCSE course. They will be studying the development of medicine, from Pre-historic times to the NHS. They will take this exam at the end of year 10, which will comprise 35% of their GCSE grade.

After the Medicine exam students will visit Portchester Castle and begin their controlled assessment which comprises of 25% of their final grade.

From 2011 year 9 students will begin their GCSE course. They will be studying the development of medicine, from Pre-historic times to the NHS. They will take this exam at the end of year 9, which will comprise 35% of their GCSE grade.

After the Medicine exam students will visit Portchester Castle and begin their controlled assessment which comprises of 25% of their final grade.

From 2011, year 8 students will begin by looking at the formation of the modern day world in a unit called Conflict and Co-operation.  We will analyse how war has been used to meet to satisfy country's needs as well as solutions attempted to bring about global solutions. In terms 2 and 3 we will be studying how lives have changed so dramatically from Medieval times, through the Industrial Revolution, to modern day society, in Rights and Empowerment. Students will be assessed by using GCSE style questions in order to prepare them for the GCSE they begin in year 9.

After an introduction to key history skills we will go on a journey through who gained Power and Authority in Britain, and how they held on to it. We will return in terms 2-3 to Religion and Conviction, a look at how beliefs and religion have transformed the fate of all. Students will be assessed on their understanding on chronology, and causation and will be introduced to GCSE style source questions, to prepare them for the course beginning in year 9.

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