Studied at Key Stage 3
Optional at Key Stage 4
WHY STUDY HISTORY?
The best reason to study History is because you enjoy it! It’s fascinating! Imagine a subject that teaches you about the most exciting things that have ever happened. It is also essential to learn from the past in order not to repeat our mistakes. Imagine a world where another Hitler might be allowed to rise to power! Other great reasons to study History are that it is an academic subject with an established tradition, and that it is well-respected among employers and in higher education. History opens doors.
WHAT WILL I LEARN ABOUT IN HISTORY AT KEY STAGE 3?
- Why bother learning about the Romans?
- How did William Duke of Normandy grasp control of England?
- Church or State: who was in control?
- What happened when monarchs lost control?
- How hard was life for medieval people?
- Is it fair to call the Monarchs of 1485-1588 the Terrible Tudors?
- To what extent did the abolition of slavery improve the lives of African Americans?”
- How successfully did Elizabeth I deal with the problems of her reign?
- England 1500-1750: Why was there a Civil war in 1642?
- England 1750-1900. How did life in Britain change?
- World War One- Why did it have such a great impact?
- How did Life change for the Jews living in Europe 1919-45?
- What political hurdles did people have to overcome to gain the vote?
- How can an event or person be guaranteed a place in History?
WHAT WILL I LEARN ABOUT IN HISTORY AT KEY STAGE 4?
In GCSE History you will learn about Crime and Punishment through the ages, through the days of the Bloody Code and up to Jack the Ripper in 1888. You will also focus on Elizabethan England and the Spanish Armada, examine the rise of Hitler and the evil of the Nazi state and investigate the circumstances surrounding the Cold War stand-off between the USSR and the West. These topics have been selected for their accessibility, interest, and relevance to contemporary issues.
Tottington High School
Lancashire, BL8 3LY.
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