Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
At the beginning of Key Stage 3 in History, students consider the vital question ‘Why study history?’ Students build skills such as examining and interpreting sources to enable them to investigate evidence and reach informed conclusions. A variety of learning methods are used, including group work, discussion, examination of original and secondary sources, film, and project work.
Year 7 topics covered include:
- What is History?
- The Roman Empire
- Empires over History, and how this has changed/ influenced the national boundaries of today
- Local History project on Yangon
Year 8 students learn about:
- The Tudor Monarchs
- The Spanish Empire and the Aztecs
- Slave Trade
- Civil Rights in America
- The Anglo- Burmese Wars
In Year 9, students cover:
- Dictators and the Rise of Hitler
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)
The Cambridge IGCSE History syllabus looks at some of the major international issues of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as covering the history of Germany 1918-1945 in more depth. The emphasis is on both historical knowledge and on the skills required for historical research.
Learners develop an understanding of the nature of cause and effect, continuity and change, similarity and difference and find out how to use and understand historical evidence as part of their studies. History will stimulate any learner already interested in the past, providing a basis for further study, and also encouraging a lifelong interest in the subject.
"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it."