At Ellesmere Park High School, we aim for a history curriculum that inspires the pupils to be curious of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
That pupils have a right to know about the world in which they live, about significant people in the past and what those people did and how we live with the consequences of what happened before we were alive.
Our teaching should equip students with knowledge of people who live in societies that are and have been divided in different ways by wealth, class, gender and race. This in turn will allow them to be inquisitive learners who will ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence and develop an objective judgement as a result of their learning.
History will give students important communication and written skills, as well as analytical skills through dealing with historical evidence.
In Year 7,
Students study the chronology of British History from the Anglo-Saxon period, the Tudor Monarchs, English Civil War, Britain’s Empire, the Industrial Revolution through to Britain’s role in World War One and Two.
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In Year 8,
Students will study history thematically, looking at important events in the wider world such as Slavery and Civil Rights in America, Significant women in History, Britain as a migrant nation and the changing nature of conflict through the Vietnam War and War on Terror.
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In Year 9,
Students will be focussing on Genocides that have happened across the world over various years, followed by an in-depth study of the Holocaust, then looking at the rise of the Nazi Party to explain why and how the Holocaust occurred.
At GCSE Students study the Edexcel History Syllabus topics include: Medicine through time, Weimar and Nazi Germany, Elizabethan England and Superpower Relations and the Cold War.
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Geography will inspire our learners to become global citizens, by exploring their place in the world, their values and responsibilities to other people and the environment.
The curriculum aims to develop life-long learners, who through the study of current geographical issues, will enquire about global similarities, differences and links between places at a variety of scales.
The curriculum ensures students develop geographical skills, embedding cartographic, graphical, numerical, statistical and literacy skills, through wide-ranging and stimulating lesson topics.
The Geography Curriculum is designed to support and challenge all students, appropriate to their age and ability and inspire and motivate the next generation of leading thinkers, scientists, geographers and policy makers.
In Year 7,
Students follow a course that includes Planet Earth; My Place; Africa; Glaciation; Population and Urbanisation & Asia (including China and India).
In Year 8,
Students build upon the foundations laid in Year 7 and cover a range of topics, including Weather and Climate; Development; Russia; Economic Activity; Middle East; Rocks, Weathering and Soils & Geographical Information Systems.
Students that choose to follow Geography at Key Stage 4 make this choice in Year 8.
Year 9 therefore prepares the ground for the GCSE course, with students studying the topics that form the core of the GCSE specification:
- The challenge of natural hazards
- The living world
- Physical landscapes in the UK
- Urban issues and challenges
- The changing economic world
- The challenge of resource management
Students follow the AQA GCSE Geography Specification . The AQA website contains resources such as past papers and mark schemes and can be accessed here.