- Recognise change and continuity throughout time.
- Gain an understanding of the historical significance of certain events and individuals.
- Widen their knowledge of societies in the past both in Britain and abroad.
- Develop analytical skills in essay writing and when working with sources.
- Construct arguments and take part in discussion.Develop critical thinking skills to question evidence.
History is an endlessly fascinating topic and pupils at Stewards Academy are enthused by the subject. From the Vikings to the Second World War students at Stewards Academy study a diverse range of topics.
History enables pupils to develop an understanding of Britain and the wider world. It encompasses a range of subjects and encourages students to share their opinion.
History is important because it helps pupils develop analytical skills and recognise key historical concepts such as change and continuity.
Students are expected to carry out their own research at home on the topics that they study. An interest in current affairs is also highly encouraged. Homework consists of task that builds towards the end of term assessment which is completed in class over a series of lessons.
Students are taught in mixed ability tutor groups and study the following topics:
The English Civil War
The Slave Trade
The British Empire
The Causes of the First World War
The First World War-The Battle of the Somme
The Rise of the Nazis
The Second World War
Key Stage 4
GCSE History at Stewards begins in Year 9. Students follow the Edexcel GCSE History specification. The course is designed to allow students to develop knowledge from a variety of time periods and countries. Trips to IWM Duxford, IWM London and the First World War Battlefields are great opportunities that the department offers to GCSE History students. Students take three exams at the end of Year 11.
Unit 1 Warfare and British Society 1250-Present 30% of qualification
Early Modern Warfare
First World War
Second World War
Unit 2 Henry VIII and his ministers 1509-1540/ The Cold War 1941-91 40% of qualification
Henry VIII and Wolsey 1509-1529
Henry VIII and Cromwell 1529-40
The Reformation and its impact 1529-40
The Cold War
The Development of the Cold War 1941-56
The Three Cold War Crises: Berlin, Cuba and Czechoslovakia 1957-69
Reagan, Gorbachev and the end of the Cold War 1979-1991
Unit 3 The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad 30% of qualification
The Development of the Civil Rights Movement 1954-60
Protest, Progress and Radicalism 1960-75
US involvement in the Vietnam War 1954-75
Opposition to the Vietnam War 1964-75