In Year 7, students are taught key historical skills, the Romans and the Middle Ages.  Throughout the year the students are taught the diverse key elements and themes required by the National Curriculum.  In Year 8, students are taught about the power and weaknesses of the Tudor and Stuart Monarchs. 

KS3 History

In Year 7, students are taught key historical skills, the Romans and the Middle Ages.  Throughout the year the students are taught the diverse key elements and themes required by the National Curriculum.  In Year 8, students are taught about the power and weaknesses of the Tudor and Stuart Monarchs. 

In the Summer Term students are taught about the Industrial Revolution; living conditions; the growth of the British Empire and treatment of different groups based on race with the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.  In Year 9, students are taught about World War I; causes and consequences in the C21st, including a local case study on Enfield.  In the Spring Term students are taught about Germany after World War I; the rise of Hitler and The Holocaust.  In the Summer Term students are taught about Apartheid South Africa; causes and consequences including a cast study on Nelson Mandela.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Key historical concepts and skills; including project work on significant individuals in society using ICT resources

The Roman Empire; including acquisition of empire, power and wealth of emperors, entertainment, family life and education.

The Middle Ages; including the Norman conquest, castles, Religion and life-style in Medieval England

Power and weaknesses of the Tudor and Stuart Monarchs; including Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, James I and Charles II.   

The Industrial Revolution; including living conditions, inventions, factory system, position of women and trade.

The British Empire; including the acquisition of colonies, trade and profit, the Enlightenment period, race and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

World War One; including the Battle of the Somme, local case study of Enfield and the treaty of Versailles.

European History, Germany after World War I, the Rise of Hitler and the Nazis, and The Holocaust.

World History; South Africa after the Boer War, the establishment of an Apartheid state, the treatment of different racial groups, case study of Nelson Mandela and end of Apartheid.


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS4 History GCSE

Click here for the Edexcel History webpage and here for the 1HI0 Specification.

This course will help students understand the present in light of the past.  Through the investigation of historical events, people and situations, students will gain an extensive knowledge and understanding of the past and its relevance in the modern world.

A wide range of approaches are used to gather different types of evidence from various sources.  This helps students appreciate how the past has been represented and explained by historians and others. There is an increased focus on the analysis of historical interpretations which develops pupil's critical thinking skills. Students will develop their historical skills further, by researching newspaper articles, internet sites and library resources. Class discussions are integral to our learning.

A lively and innovative course, this GCSE appeals to students who have an interest in the world in which we live and how it has been influenced by the actions of people in the past.  It builds on the Key Stage 3 History course and provides excellent preparation for the world of work or further study.   Students complete a Controlled Assessment during the course, and sit examinations for Paper 1, 2 and 3 at the end of Year 11.

Assessment:

 Year 10

 Paper 2: Period study and British depth study

 (40% GCSE, written examination: 1 hour and 45 minutes)

British Study - Option B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
Students explore the situation surrounding Elizabeth’s accession; the ‘settlement’ of religion and the Puritan challenge; the problem of Mary Queen of Scots and significance of her execution; relations with Spain including role of Drake and the Spanish Armada; and society in the Age of Exploration.

Period Study – Option 20/21: Spain and the ‘New World’, c1490-c1555

Students analyse the key features of the Spanish exploration including Columbus and the Caribbean; the conquistadors including the establishment of the Spanish empire, the conquest of Mexico and consequences of Spanish invasion on native groups; the conquest of the Incas, expansion of the empire and impact of the slave trade.

 

Paper 3: Modern depth study

(30% GCSE, written examination 1hour and 20 minutes)

 Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939
Students analyse the problems Germany faced immediately after the First World War; the rise of the Nazi Party; Nazi control of and influence on attitudes; and Nazi polices towards different groups in Germany; including the persecution of minorities including gypsies, homosexuals, those with disabilities and Jews.

 Year 11

 Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment

 (30% GCSE written examination: 1 hour and 15 minutes)

Medicine in Britain c1250-present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-1918: injuries, treatment and the trenches

Students analyse the key features of medicine in Anglo-Saxon and medieval England; explore the extent of change in medical ideas and practices in the Renaissance; determine the significance of the germ theory and changing attitudes to government intervention; study the discovery of DNA structure and the fight against disease; and analyse and evaluate a range of national and local source material relevant to the significance of WW1 to the development of medical treatment.

Students are externally assessed in all papers at the end of Year 11.

Grades 1 to 9 are awarded

 


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact her at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 020 8363 3030.

KS5 History A Level

(Click here for the History Edexcel 9HI0 A Level Specification)

Course Length: A level 2 years

Student Course Criteria

The course will appeal to students who:

•                 Have an interest in the way the world has developed through the ages

•                 Enjoy investigation and discovery

•                 Enjoy debate and like putting forward a well-argued case

•                 Want to improve their analytical skills

•                 Want to study a subject which encourages them to consider evidence and make up their own minds

•                 Want to broaden science AS or GCE Advanced studies to include a humanities subject                 

•                 Want to keep their options open.  History is widely regarded as a useful qualification for a wide range of higher education or career choices

Course Overview

During your course you will learn:

•                 About the significance of events, individuals, issues and societies in history

•                 How and why things have changed over time

•                 About the theories of historians and the language they use to discuss their ideas

•                 To understand the nature of historical evidence and the methods used by historians to analyse and evaluate it

•                 To develop an understanding of how the past has been interpreted and represented. To express your own historical ideas confidently and effectively.

Advanced Level

A Level is a two year course and students will be assessed on the full content of the A Level at the end of their study. Each unit consists of a historical period, issue, event or individual chosen from a list of options. The options chosen at Enfield County School are listed below

First Year of A Level

Unit 2 - The Expansion and Challenge of Nationalism (20%)

Unit 3 - British History

Themes in breadth with aspects in depth (30%)

Second Year of A Level

•        The Rise and fall of fascism in Italy 1911-1946

•        Key  political,  social  and  economic  changes  experienced  in Britain covering at least 100 years

Unit 1- Germany and West •   Key  political,  social  and  economic  changes  experienced  in Germany 1918-1989 (30%)

Germany 1918-1989

Unit 4 - Coursework (20%) • Independently researched enquiry based on historical interpretations.

 

A Level Course Assessment

Some unit assessments test your knowledge predominantly and some test your ability to evaluate and analyse source material. Each unit is assessed in the following way:

Unit 1:  2 hours 15 minutes examination.  You will be required to answer two essay questions and one interpretation question.

Unit 2:  1 hour 30 minutes examination. Students will be required to answer one source question and one in depth essay question

Unit 3:  2 hours 15 minutes examination.  Students will be required to answer one source question and two essay questions; depth and breadth.

Unit 4:  Students will be required to research, analyse and evaluate historical interpretations in the form of an independent enquiry of 3000-4000 words. The enquiry is submitted and internally and externally moderated.

Further Opportunities Following this Course

Students who study A Level History have access to a wide range of career and higher education opportunities. By the end of your course you will have learnt how to evaluate and analyse information, how to weigh up evidence and how to communicate complex ideas effectively. These skills are recognised and valued by employers, universities and colleges.

History combines well with maths and science to create an attractive portfolio of qualifications, enabling a student to move on to a university science-based course. Combined with English and a modern foreign language it would provide a good basis for an arts or languages-based degree.  History A Level provides an excellent foundation for a number of popular careers including journalism, law and business.

Securing a Place at Post-16

A minimum Grade 6 in GCSE History

Please refer to our entry policy.

The students who have studied GCSE History will find that the skills they have learned and the knowledge they have acquired will form a solid foundation for further studies at A Level


The Curriculum Deputy Headteacher, Ms C Egleton, and Acting Deputy Headteacher, Ms Foster, will be happy to supply further detail and more information if required.

Please contact them at ecsgeneral@enfieldcs.enfield.sch.uk or telephone 0208 3633030.

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