“I have come in order that you might have life – life in all it’s fulness. John 10:10”

“In History our curriculum ensures that we cover local, national and international topics, which span a wide range of time. Our intention is for students to have knowledge and understanding of the world around
them and the relevance of the past when we look at features of society today. Furthermore, we aim to improve our students’ ability to think critically and develop perspective and judgement.”
Miss Martin ~ Leader of Learning

History Statement Of Intent

Subject Leader: Miss L Martin
Email address: la.martin@becketonline.co.uk

What specification (syllabus) is being taught?

AQA A Level History

General overview

The course is broken down into these units:
– The Tudors: England 1485-1604 1C (40%)
– Revolution and Dictatorship: Russia 1917-1953 2N (40%)
– NEA (Non-Examined Assessment) Civil Rights in America (20%)

Who should take this course?

A keen interest in History is a must. You need to be prepared to spend time reading around the topics to build up your understanding. You also need to be willing to write longer answers for exam questions as this is an essay based subject.

What are the entry requirements?

Grade 5 in History. However, students in the past have successfully taken A level History without GCSE. If this is the case, you would need at least a grade 5 in English Language and to discuss this with Miss Martin.

What are the key topics and themes?

When will they be taught?

Both the Tudor and Russia units are taught chronologically throughout Year 12 and 13.
Year 12
– Students will have a teacher for the Tudor unit and another teacher for the Russia unit. They will have 5 lessons a fortnight dedicated to each.
– In the summer term of Year 12, students will begin work on their NEA.
Year 13
– Students will continue with the Tudor and Russia units, but this time have 4 lessons per fortnight on each.
– Students will have 1 lesson per week to support them in their work on their NEA.

How will students be assessed?

When do these assessments take place?

– Alongside whole school mocks, students will have both in-class timed exam questions and homework based exam questions to assess their progress.

– Students will have at least 1 piece of assessed and graded work each half term for each unit.

– Regular low stakes testing is used in lessons to assess students’ understanding
What can students do for revision at home? What materials are provided or available online?
Students are encouraged to keep their folders up-to-date to aid revision at home.

– Students are also encouraged to have their own copy of the AQA textbook for both Russia and Tudor. However, this is not essential and copies are provided in the school library.

– We provide revision materials, which contain both practice questions and content. These will be available on the Google Classroom.

– We provide further reading for students on the Google Classroom and an online library to support them with their NEA.