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Important Information:

In response to the lockdown period disrupting Year 10 student’s preparation for their GCSE History, Ofqual in agreement with the government has altered the amount of content to be studied for the 2021 examination. AQA (our exam board) have decided to achieve this by reducing the number of topics we study from four to three. These will be the 3 topics that our current Year 11 have already studied: Expansion and Consolidation, America 1845-1890 (American West); Conflict and Tension between East and West 1945-1972 (The Cold War); and Health and the People c1000-Modern Day (Medicine). Each module will continue to have equal weighting.

Curriculum time:

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Lessons a week

Taught as Humanities with Geography and RE

2

1

3

3

Teaching team:

Teacher

Roles

Contact e-mail

Mrs Goodwin

Head of Department

HGoodwin@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Mr Green

Teacher

NGreen@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Mr Meyers

Teacher

DMeyers@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Miss Stanyard

Teacher

EStanyard@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Facilities:

We use departmental laptops and iPads when students are being independent and researching new topics or cementing their knowledge alongside our interactive whiteboards and department planned lessons to provide consistent lessons to all classes.

We also use text books and the library to further encourage independence.

KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Leicester and Me

 

Roman Army

Historical Enquiry

Black Peoples of the Americas

Civil Rights in America

Viceroy India

Medieval Ages

Tudors

Stuarts

WW1

Rise of Dictators

WW2

Cold War

Tomorrow’s History

KS3 Assessment

Students are assessed in different mediums such as exam style questions, source related questions, general knowledge quizzes and verbal group assessments.

KS4

We follow AQA History’s new 1-9 GCSE specification.

Students are assessed at the end of Y11 in 2 exams; both of which are 1 hour 45 minutes long and cover 2 topics out of the 4 topics covered each.

KS4 topics covered

  • Paper 1 : Expansion and Consolidation America and Conflict and Tension 1945-1972
  • Paper 2: Health and the People and Norman England.

Links to the AQA website:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse