History (Y10-13)

History

GCSE History

GCSE History at Christleton International Studio will offer an exciting and varied course. Students will explore periods of history as diverse as the 11th and 20th Centuries, in regions as diverse as medieval England, and the wild west of the United States.

Students will cover five units of study including: Crime and Punishment, Whitechapel, Weimar and Nazi Germany, Early Elizabethan England, and the American West. This selection of units ensures that students engage with British history, but also the history of the wider world; our outlook goes beyond the UK: the history of Europe and the world is our point of reference, since that is the only way to correctly evaluate the history of your own region or country.

We teach history as an active process of analysis rather than as a set of knowledge to be passively memorized and regurgitated. While analysing the past can be thrilling, it is also important that your story is well defined and presented professionally. For this reason, it is essential that you understand the importance of improving your writing skills and are willing to give presentations to small groups.


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Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 10 Crime and Punishment Historic Environment: Whitechapel Weimar and Nazi Germany
Year 11 Early Elizabethan England American West GCSE Exams

The study of history allows one to really wonder "How do we know what we know?" In order to understand how historians "connect the dots" using reason the course will start with an in depth study of historical method.

We prioritize depth of understanding rather than breadth; the goal is expertise rather than familiarity. We teach history as an active process of analysis rather than as a set of knowledge to be passively memorized and regurgitated. Students learn and practice the skills of historians. You desire to learn as much as possible about the past, but you don’t want to be limited to listening to stories and analyses. We teach out students in their first year to search for information independently and to evaluate critically.

While analysing the past can be thrilling, it is important that your story is well defined and presented professionally. For this reason, it is essential that you understand the importance of improving your writing skills and are willing to give presentations to small groups.

The globalisation of the world also has consequences for science, which is why much of the literature you will be reading is sourced from international academic publications. Hence, you will be abreast of the latest scientific data and views. Furthermore, our outlook goes beyond the UK: the history of Europe and the world is our point of reference, since that is the only way to correctly evaluate the history of your own region or country.

Year 12/13 IB

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Term 1a Term 1b Term 2a Term 2b Term 3a Term 3b
Year 12 Civil Rights Movement in the United States Apartheid South Africa Life before 1400
Feudalism and its decline
Exploration of east and west
Growth of mercantilism
Colonisation of America and westward expansion
Population
Native America
Othering
Transatlantic trade
Slavery
Fall of Constantinople
Renaissance
Gutenburg printing press
Scientific Revolution
Native Americans
Art in America
Enlightenment
Individuals
Spanish Inquisition
Protestantism
Stability of religion
Heresy
Matthew Hopkins
Pilgrim fathers - Religion in the new world
Missionaries and conversion attempts
Slavery in the Americas
Year 13 US Civil War Social Movements in the US : feminism, race movements, youth culture, etc. Industrialisation in Britain Industrialisation in the US Exams