History

Head of Department: Mr Eccles
Email: aeccles@olsj.blackburn.sch.uk

Introduction

The study of History includes events, individuals, inventions and ways of life.

The History team at OLSJ, Mr Eccles (Head of Department), Mr Long and Mr Ball, are committed to providing interesting and enjoyable lessons where pupil learning is a priority.

More information can be found via the department’s Twitter account: @HistoryOLSJ

Year 7

Autumn 1: Historical Skills / Medieval Realms
Autumn 2: Medieval Realms
Spring 1: Medieval Realms
Spring 2: Medieval Realms
Summer 1: The Tudors
Summer 2: The Tudors

Year 8

Autumn 1: The Stuarts and the English Civil War
Autumn 2: England after the Civil War/ The Great Plague/ The Great Fire of London
Spring 1: Life in Industrial Britain
Spring 2: Life in Industrial Britain
Summer 1: World War One
Summer 2: 20th Century Word

Year 9 

Autumn 1: Germany 1890-1945
Autumn 2: Germany, 1890-1945
Spring 1: Germany, 1890-1945
Spring 2: Germany, 1890-1945
Summer 1: Conflict & Tension, 1918-1939
Summer 2: Conflict & Tension, 1918-1939

Year 10

Autumn 1: Conflict & Tension, 1918-1939
Autumn 2: Conflict & Tension, 1918-1939
Spring 1: Health & the People c.1000-the present day
Spring 2: Health & the People c.1000-the present day
Summer 1: Health & the People c.1000-the present day
Summer 2: Restoration England, 1660-1685

Year 11

Autumn 1: Restoration England, 1660-1685
Autumn 2: Restoration England, 1660-1685
Spring 1: Revision
Spring 2: Revision
Summer 1: Revision

How students are assessed

KS3: End of Unit Assessments. End of Year Exam

KS4: AQA GCSE History A
Y11 PPE1 1x 1.5 Hour Exam (Nov) Y11 PPE2 2 x 1.5 Hour Exam (March)
End of Unit Assessments, End of Year Exam

Guidance for pupils

Homework: GCSE ‘Style’ Questions

Independent Learning: Assertive Mentoring (KS4), Research, Educational Offsite Visits and Guest Speakers

Revision & Resources: 121 Interventions, Revision Packs Provided, Social Media Tips and Handy hints, Podcasts, ‘Grill the Teacher’, Weekly after School Revision Sessions. Easter Holiday Workshops (Year 11 Prior to PPE 2 and Final GCSE) and Breakfast Revision, AM Intervention.

How parents can help

KS3: Support homework, research tasks and Educational Visits

KS4: Support for attendance at After School Revision Sessions. Easter Holiday Workshops and Saturday Revision Workshop (Year 11 Prior to PPE 2 and Final GCSE) and Breakfast Revision.
Support in purchasing revision materials; encouraging the use of the department’s YouTube channel [HistoryOLSJ]