KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 History
Term 1Women, War and Suffrage    
Students will be introduced to the increasing demads for female suffrage in the 20th Century. Students will look specifically at the work of the Pankhurst and Suffragettes/Suffragists movements. Students will examine how attitudes towards women changed as they stepped in to the roles of men whilst they were away fighting in both World Wars.
Assessment: Students will complete a GCSE based skills test that looks at features, explanation and interpretation/inference (24 marks).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2World War Two and the Home Front   
Students will explore the events leading up to World War Two and how dictatorships caused tension in Eurpoe. Along with this, students will look at how this second world war was also fought on the 'Home Front' causing Britain to unite and boost morale during times of despair.
Assessment: Students are to complete a source usefulness question as part of their test in preparation for their GCSEs. They will also be asked 2 x 4 mark questions that are found on the new GCSE. The test total will be out of 16 and reflect section B of Paper 1. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3The Holocaust    
Students study the impacts of Hitler's desire to establish a master race as part of his Aryan vision for Germany. Students will study how persecution of Jews was infiltrated in to society through schools, legislation and propaganda. Students will gain an insight in to the lives of Jews living in Germany at this time and the attrocities of mass genocide through ethical cleansing and concentration camps.
Assessment: Students are to complete an interpretation question based on the GCSE spec in preparation for their first GCSE Unit of Study after Christmas. Students will be able to establish how interpretations of events/periods differ based on provenance. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Elizabeth Unit 1: Queen, Government and Religion 1558-69   
Students begin their GCSE studies. They will study the key events of the Treaty of Versailles and the creation of the new Weimar government. Students study challenges to the Weimar government and societal changes. Students also study the early development of the Nazi Party and the failed Munich Putsch.
Assessment: GCSE style questions - 4 mark feature and 12 mark essay question. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Elizabeth Unit 2: Challenges to Elizabeth at Home and Abroad 1569-88   
Students will continue their study of Elizabeth's reign. They begin by looking at 3 keys plots against Elizabeth along with analysing the significance of the events of the Revolt of the Northern Earls. Students then chronologically look at the deteriorating relations between Spain and the causes of war between England and the Spanish Armada. Students will be expected to chronologically explain and analyse causes, events and reasons for the Armada's failure.
Assessment: End of Unit exam. a 16 marker and a feature question. Exam is worth 24 marks, 4 of which are awarded for SPAG. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Elizabeth Unit 3: Elizabethan Society in the Age of Exploration, 1558-88   
Students end their study by looking at life in Elizabethan England. They begin looking at Elizabethan education along with assessing the problem of the poor due to an increased population. Students analyse the aid that Elizabethan government put in to place, for example, the Poor Law to help the 'deserving poor'. Students finish the course by looking at Elizabeth's encouragement of exploration to include Drake's circumnavigation of the globe along with Raleigh's takeover of Virginia.
Assessment: End of Unit exam along with full end of year mock worth 32 marks. Key Words and Terms
 

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