Faculty of Humanities

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S2 History

S2 History: One 6 week block/ One 4 week block

Medieval Europe

  • Christianity in Europe
  • Mohammad
  • Charlemagne
  • Feudalism
  • The Investiture contest
  • Chivalrous Knights
  • Castles
  • Crusade
  • Black Death
  • Rise of the town
  • Exploration
  • Joan of Arc
  • Renaissance

The Wild West

  • Plains Life
  • Expansion west
  • Disruption of Native American way of life
  • Law and Order

In the class room

The focus is very much on active learning. Pupils will follow the course through a comprehensive set of PowerPoints with a wide variety of active tasks. Tasks include the use of priority pyramids, card sorts, pictures, maps, card diamonds, library research visit, short video clips and written answers. Pupils are given a Skills and Homework booklet, outlining how to structure answers and possible homework questions for teachers to set as appropriate. Pupils are also given a Learning Log which outlines success criteria for specific assessed pieces and gives pupils a chance to evaluate their learning and set targets for the future.

World of work

Pupils will learn literacy and numeracy skills. They will learn how to prioritise information and present logical arguments. They will be encouraged to think critically and question evidence. Jobs where History would be useful include: academic librarian, archaeologist, archivist, broadcast journalist, civil service administrator, information officer, politician's assistant, solicitor, teacher, historian.