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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 History
Term 1Why did the Cold War end?   
In this unit, students will continue their preparation for Paper 2 of the History GCSE, learning about ‘Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91’. They will study the end of the Cold War from 1970-91. They will learn about detente, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Reagan Doctrine, and much more. A book that compliments this unit is: The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis.
Assessment: End of Year Exam: GCSE Cold War Paper - assessing consequence, chronology and significance.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Crime and Punishment 1000-1700   
Students will study the change and continuity of crime and punishment between the Anglo-Saxon and Middle Age period. Students will study how a lack of policing system led to the harsh and brutal punishments of the periods used as a deterrent. Along with this, students will uncover how trials were held and how God’s will had played a vast role in whether or not someone was found guilty/innocent of a crime. Students will link this to a study of Church influence on both Crime and Punishment in the two periods. A book that compliments this unit is: Execution: A History Of Capital Punishment In Britain by Simon Webb.
Assessment: End of Year Exam: GCSE Crime and Punishment Paper - assessing change, causation and judgement.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Crime and Punishment 1700-present   
Students will study the change and continuity of crime and punishment from the 18th century until the present day. Students will study the changing definitions of crime exemplified in the ending of witchcraft prosecutions and treatment of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Along with this, students will uncover the changing views on the purpose of punishment and analyse the treatment of conscientious objectors in the First and Second World Wars. Furthermore, they will learn of the immigration to Britain from Commonwealth countries in the 1950s, increasing multiculturalism in society, and the 1968 Race Relations Act. They will also analyse changes to the prison system. A book that compliments this unit is: Execution: A History Of Capital Punishment In Britain by Simon Webb.
Assessment: End of Year Exam: GCSE Crime and Punishment Paper - assessing change, causation and judgement.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88   
In this unit students will study Early Elizabethan England. The Elizabethan era in the 16th century was one of adventure, intrigue, personalities, plots and power struggles. At the centre was Elizabeth , ‘The Virgin Queen’, who ruled England between 1558-1603. They will study how she controlled: foreign affairs; law and order; economy; society; religion; and government. A book that compliments this unit is: The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer
Assessment: End of Year Exam: GCSE Elizabeth Paper - assessing knowledge, causation and judgement.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88   
In this unit, students will study Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88. They will learn about how Elizabeth faced challenges throughout her long reign - from Mary, Queen of Scots, to the Spanish Armada and discover that was a cautious ruler who acted carefully to preserve England’s security. Elizabeth’s reign was seen as a ‘Golden Age’ of culture and exploration, but students will also learn of how society was characterised by extremes of rich and poor. An increasing population and rising poverty became a big problem and students will judge how effectively Elizabeth dealt with these problems. A book that compliments this unit is: The Time Traveller's Guide to Elizabethan England by Ian Mortimer
Assessment: End of Year Exam: GCSE Elizabeth Paper - assessing knowledge, causation and judgement.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Revision   
Students will revise the content which they have studied this year, and embed their knowledge. They will spend more time practising their exam technique and completing practice questions.
Assessment: End of Year Exam: Paper 1 (Part B) and Paper 2.Key Words and Terms
 

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