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Kingswood Secondary Academy

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Curriculum End Points

Year 7;

- Describe and explain Corby’s local history with specific reference to the Vikings, be able to understand how England developed during the Medieval period with specific reference to power and the church. They will be able to describe and explain what changed during the Tudor and Stuart periods with reference to the significance of key individuals.  

- Students will be able to describe features of a period/event, make inferences from historical sources, write a narrative account about an event. They will also be able to give a judgement on how far they agree about the significance of an event and begin to use sources to look at utility.  

- Understand the place of History in culture within the UK and the wider world. Be able to reflect on how a countries actions can be viewed within a country and by others 

- Experience ‘awe and wonder’ at the topics they learn about. They will be able to piece together events from the past and draw conclusions about the consequences of events and the actions of those in power and create judgements about the significance of these events.  

Year 8; 

- Explain and analyse early African Civilisations. Analyse how and why this changed and allowed the Atlantic Slave Trade to develop. Explain the causes of WW1 and WW2. Explain and analyse the consequence of war and the interwar period. Explain events in Ireland and the push for Home Rule. Explain and analyse how and why the Holocaust happened. Analyse events in Twentieth Century USA with specific reference to Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter.  

- Students will be able to extend their knowledge about power and change over time. They will be able to interpret different perspectives on events, look at cause and consequence. Students will be able to show the skill of empathy as well as giving a judgement based on historical evidence.  

- Articulate why people in power acted as they did in the past and the consequences of this. They will be able to critically evaluate both source material and different interpretations about the past. They will be able to make a judgement about how significant people and events were in shaping a country. 

Year 9;

- Understand the significance of Early Elizabethan England. Analyse and evaluate the problems Elizabeth faced as a Queen. Analyse the role of the government. Analyse how Elizabeth dealt with religion. Analyse the problems Elizabeth faced from home and abroad. Analyse what Elizabethans did with their free time. Evaluate why poverty increased during this period and why Elizabethans began to explore the world.  

- Understand how the American West went from deserted Plains with a nomadic Native American population to being populated by White settlers. Analyse and evaluate what changes this brought to the West including with Plains Indians way of life, the Gold Rush, Law and Order, Cowboys and the cattle industry, The Indian Wars and Manifest Destiny. 

- Build upon their KS3 knowledge Core Knowledge and key concepts to answer exam style questions and understand second order concepts such as power, cause and consequence, religion, significance, change over time and key individuals as well as further developing empathy. Have the ability to give a judgement based on evidence. Further embedding the skills of AO1 knowledge and understanding and AO2 analysis and evaluation 

Year 10;

- Analyse and evaluate how Medicine has developed from c.1250 to the modern day. Understand key time periods, developments, inventions, progress and regress. Study the Historic environment of the British Sector of the Western Front and understand how illness and injuries were treated as well as the conditions people lived in.  

- Begin to study Weimar and Nazi Germany and evaluate how Germany was destroyed and how they rebuilt themselves and the consequences of this. Look at events and key individuals as well as how a people can be manipulated by those in power.  

- Build upon their KS3 knowledge Core Knowledge and key concepts to answer exam style questions and understand second order concepts such as change over time, cause and consequence, religion, significance, perspectives and key individuals as well as further developing empathy. Have the ability to give a judgement based on evidence. Further embedding the skills of AO1 knowledge and understanding, AO2 analysis and evaluation, AO3 use of Primary sources.   

Year 11; 

- Study Weimar and Nazi Germany in depth. Understand how a political situation can have an impact on people’s lives. Evaluate ideas of revolution, the economy, depression, politics and democracy, power and significance.  

- Build upon their KS3 knowledge Core Knowledge and key concepts to answer exam style questions and understand second order concepts such as change over time, cause and consequence, religion, significance, perspectives and key individuals as well as further developing empathy. Have the ability to give a judgement based on evidence. Further embedding the skills of AO1 knowledge and understanding, AO2 analysis and evaluation, AO3 use of Primary sources AO4 use of secondary interpretations. Express themselves using specific technical language. Be able to formulate an argument which is substantiated with evidence. Be able to analyse and evaluate historic sources and interpretations.  

- Foster a lifelong love of History. Have the desire to learn more about the place where they live, places they visit and people they meet as well as understand events in the wider world and how history has influenced these.  

Year 12; 

- Understand how Italy developed from a democratic Liberal State to a Fascist dictatorship. Analyse how themes of domestic policy, foreign policy and political ideals changed a country. To evaluate the significance of events and individuals.  

- Understand the early Tudors. How struggles for power have shaped England. Learn about the significance of individuals and be able to weigh up evidence to draw substantiated conclusions 

- Further developing AO1 and AO2 from KS4. Developing further independence and the ability to write like an historian.  

Year 13; 

- Understand how Civil Rights in the USA developed from 1865-1992. Study how African Americans, Native Americans, Trade Union and Women all campaigned for better civil rights. Looks at key periods and turning points in History.  

- Devise their own NEA question which is researched using primary sources and interpretations. Be able to produce 3500 words which gives and substantiated judgement.  

- Further develop AO1, AO2 from year 12 and learn the skills of AO3 for A Level history.  

- KS5 students will have the skills to grapple with source material and interpretations to formulate their own questions, research as a scholar, draw conclusions from evidence and make a substantiated judgement about events from the past.