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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 13 History
Term 1Completion of a coursework enquiry, and how did the nature and extent of trade and the Royal Navy transform 1763-1914?   
With one teacher, students will explore the development of the British Empire with a specific focus on the changing nature and extent of trade, and the changing nature of the Royal Navy. Students will analyse the reasons for, and nature of, the changing patterns of trade, including the slave trade. They will also learn about the importance of the acquisition and retention of key strategic bases around the globe, such as Gibraltar and Cape Town. With their second teacher, students will begin researching and then writing their coursework. The purpose of this coursework is to enable students to develop skills in the analysis and evaluation of interpretations of history in a chosen question, problem or issue as part of an independently researched assignment. The focus is on understanding the nature and purpose of the work of the historian. Students will be required to form a critical view based on relevant reading on the question, problem or issue.
Assessment: TBCKey Words and Terms
 
Term 2Completion of a coursework enquiry, and how did Britain lose the American colonies, and the birth of British Australia take place?   
With one teacher, students will explore the development of the British Empire. In particular they will focus on the loss of the American colonies 1770-83, learning about key events such as the Boston Tea Party and the Declaration of Independence. They will also study Australia's role as a penal colony and the impact of the British settlement on Aborigines in Tasmania and New South Wales 1788-1829. With their second teacher, students will write their coursework. The purpose of this coursework is to enable students to develop skills in the analysis and evaluation of interpretations of history in a chosen question, problem or issue as part of an independently researched assignment. The focus is on understanding the nature and purpose of the work of the historian. Students will be required to form a critical view based on relevant reading on the question, problem or issue.
Assessment: TBCKey Words and Terms
 
Term 3How did the Canada and Durham Reports change the British Empire, and how did the British retain control in India?   
Students will explore the development of the British Empire. They will look at topics such as the importance of the Earl of Durham's appointment as High Commissioner; the roles of Charles Buller and Edward Gibbon Wakefield; the main recommendations and importance of the Durham Report. Furthermore, they will study Britain's role in India, learning about: the Indian Rebellion; the reforms of Dalhousie; the annexation of Awadh; outbreak and events in Meerut, Cawnpore and Delhi; the siege and relief of Lucknow and reasons why the British retained control.
Assessment: TBCKey Words and Terms
 
Term 4How did the British intervene in the Nile valley, and what was the problem of the Sudan?   
Students will explore the development of the British Empire. They will learn about topics including: the reasons for intervention in Egypt in 1882; Egypt as a 'veiled protectorate'; the problem of the Sudan and the role of Kitchener.
Assessment: TBCKey Words and Terms
 
Term 5 How can I effectively prepare for my A-Level examinations?   
In this unit, students will revise all of the topics they have studied over the past two years. They will complete practice questions, look over model answers, analyse historical interpretations, and memorise key knowledge.
Assessment: TBCKey Words and Terms
 
Term 6How can I effectively prepare for my A-Level examinations?   
In this unit, students will revise all of the topics they have studied over the past two years. They will complete practice questions, look over model answers, analyse historical interpretations, and memorise key knowledge.
Assessment: TBCKey Words and Terms
 

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