History

History2018-12-11T11:06:31+00:00

In History, students will develop key Historical skills such as source analysis, interpretation and chronology. At the Ruth Gorse Academy, our goals are:

  • Making history meaningful and encouraging learners to become curious
  • Developing wide and deep knowledge through enjoyable and rigorous learning
  • Engaging in historical enquiry
  • Understanding interpretations and using sources
  • Ensuring that all learners study a variety of periods from a variety of perspectives. In all parts of the curriculum understanding of social and cultural diversity is required.
  • The study of the historic environment is a stimulating and life-enhancing way of engaging with history.

Curriculum

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
HT1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6
What is History? The Norman Conquest Medieval England The Aztecs Henry VIII and the Reformation Elizabeth I
A foundational unit, focusing on the key pillars of historical study: chronology, evidence and interpretation. Students will research the key battles and individuals involved. They will analyse which individual should win the Battle of Hastings. Learning about the aftermath of the Norman Conquest, and how England was changed during the Medieval Period Across to South America for a study of one of the largest Empires in the Early Modern Period The second Tudor king, responsible for transforming the Church in England We focus on the last Tudor monarch and the challenges she faced, including the Spanish Armada and Mary, Queen of Scots.
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
HT1 HT2 HT3 HT4 HT5 HT6
What is History? The Norman Conquest Medieval England The Aztecs Henry VIII and the Reformation Elizabeth I
A foundational unit, focusing on the key pillars of historical study: chronology, evidence and interpretation. Students will research the key battles and individuals involved. They will analyse which individual should win the Battle of Hastings. Learning about the aftermath of the Norman Conquest, and how England was changed during the Medieval Period Across to South America for a study of one of the largest Empires in the Early Modern Period The second Tudor king, responsible for transforming the Church in England We focus on the last Tudor monarch and the challenges she faced, including the Spanish Armada and Mary, Queen of Scots.
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