Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
At the beginning of Key Stage 3 in History, students consider the vital questions ‘What is history?’ and ‘What lessons are learned from 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
- Medieval Monarchs: William the Conqueror, Knights and Castles
- Medieval Life: The Domesday Book, The Magna Carta and The Black Death.
- Local History project on Yangon
Year 8 students learn about:
- The Tudor Monarchs
- The Spanish Empire and the Aztecs
- The Anglo Burmese Wars
- Mughal India: How did the Mughal Empire rise and fall?
- The Industrial Revolution and child labour
In Year 9, students cover:
- Civil Rights: The Black Peoples of America: from Slavery to Equality
- Twentieth Century Conflict: WW1 and WW2
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."
Long Term Plans
The long term plans set out the programmes of study for the whole academic year and enables parents to see the topics being studied term by term.