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The Bishop of Winchester Academy

The Bishop
of Winchester
Academy

History

 

"The Academy's ethos and the improvements in the quality of teaching promote good behaviour and positive attitudes to learning well." (Ofsted July 2013)

History is one of the most interesting subjects in the curriculum, learning history at The Bishop of Winchester Academy emphasises the excitement and the enjoyment of history. Pupils are expected to work hard but are well supported by teachers who have a real passion for their subject. There are several school trips that we offer, including the Tank Museum, a Crime and Punishment workshop and Jack the Ripper tour and the Imperial War Museum in London.

The content of lessons is designed to appeal to all students, and learning activities are varied to account for pupils’ differing abilities and learning styles. From their first to their last days at TBOWA, students are led through a timeline of events & periods that incorporates British, European and World history from the Roman Empire to the present day.

Year 7

Pupils in Year 7 will study:

  • The Roman Invasion of Britain
  • The Norman Invasion of Britain
  • Medieval Life
  • The Crusades
  • The Reformation

Year 8

Pupils in Year 8  will study: 

  • The Slave Trade
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Chartists and Suffragettes
  • World War One
  • World War Two 

Key Stage 4

The GCSE course we have chosen is a fascinating and engaging course which is focused on changing attitudes and ideas. The course offers pupils the opportunity to cover a wide range of topics from Jack the Ripper, Transportation of criminals to Australia, Highwaymen, The Crusades, The Gulf War, Pirates, The Creation of Israel, The Vietnam War and The Civil Rights Movement.

Year 9 pupils will be studying a range of twentieth century topics to equip with the contextual knowledge and skills they will need for the GCSE examinations and will begin to learn the GCSE content after Easter. 

Pupils in Year 9 will study:

  • The Cold War
  • The Irish Troubles
  • Twentieth Century Genocide

Pupils in Year 10 will study:

  • The reigns of King Richard I and King John,1189–1216
  • Crime and Punishment in Britain c.1000 - present day
  • Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city

Pupils in Year 11 will study:

  • The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad
  • Revision of all four units

 

The GCSE is assessed by three written examinations at the end of Year 11: 

  • Paper One - 1 hour and 15 minutes worth 30 % of total qualification
  • Paper Two - 1 hour and 45 minutes worth 40% of total qualification
  • Paper Three - 1 hour and 20 minutes worth 30 % of total qualification

The four units we will be covering are:

  • Crime and Punishment in Britain c.1000 - present day (Paper One)
  • The reigns of King Richard I and King John,1189–1216 (Paper Two)
  • Conflict in the Middle East, c1945–95 (Paper Two)
  • The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad (Paper Three)
  • University of Bournemouth
  • Arts University
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Diocese of Winchester
  • Teach First
  • University of Exeter
  • The University of Winchester
  • Ambitions
  • Southampton University
  • Bath Spa University