Faculty Staff and roles
Ms F Lagrange: Director of Learning – International Coordinator
Mrs E Thornton: Lead Teacher for History
History is the key to the past, the present and the future.
The history curriculum at APHS is designed to fire pupils' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemma, choices and beliefs of people in the past. The subject of history plays an important contribution to the overall achievement of these aims; learning and undertaking activities in history allows young people to become:
History at Key Stage 3
ALDERMAN PEEL HIGH SCHOOL – Key Stage 3 HISTORY DEPARTMENT PROGRAM OF STUDY
WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) History
Is this the right subject for me?
If you enjoy or are interested in:
What will I learn and how will I be assessed?
Component 1: Studies in Depth
Written examinations: 2 hours (split into two papers of 1 hour duration each)
50% of qualification
Component 2: Studies in Breadth
Written examinations: 2 hours (split into two papers of 45 minutes for the Period
Study and 1 hour 15 minutes for the Thematic Study) 50% of qualification
Useful history websites
Pupils should extend and deepen their chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, so that it provides a well-informed context for wider learning. Pupils should identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts, and analyse trends within periods and over long arcs of time. They should use historical terms and concepts in increasingly sophisticated ways. They should pursue historically valid enquiries including some they have framed themselves, and create relevant, structured and evidentially supported accounts in response. They should understand how different types of historical sources are used rigorously to make historical claims and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.
▪ at least one study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments [for example, Mughal India 1526-1857; China’s Qing dynasty 1644-1911; Changing Russian empires c.1800-1989; USA in the 20th Century].