History


History is a core subject at Enfield Grammar and is studied in KS3 by all students. Students in KS4 and 5 can choose to study history further as an option subject.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • What made the Romans so powerful?
  • How did the Normans get and keep control?
  • Why was Henry 8 so powerful?
  • How did Charles 1 lose his head?

Year 8

  • What was the fighting like in World War 1?
  • How did World War 1 affect people at home in Britain?
  • What were the causes of World War 2?
  • Why were the Nazis defeated?
  • A Study of the Holocaust; stories of hope
  • How did Britain become great? Why was the small island of Britain at the centre of 2 world wars?

Year 9

  • What was the fighting like in World War 1?
  • How did World War 1 affect people at home in Britain?
  • What were the causes of World War 2?
  • Why were the Nazis defeated?
  • A Study of the Holocaust; stories of hope
  • How did Britain become great? Why was the small island of Britain at the centre of 2 world wars?

Key Stage 4

Pathway 2 and 3 – History

Assessment: 2 examinations and one Controlled Assessment

Exam board: OCR Modern World History

Paper 1 Germany Depth Study 1918-45
Paper 1 The Cold War 1945- 1975  ( Start of Cold War; Cuba and Vietnam)

PAPER 1 : 45% of overall GCSE

Time: 2 Hour paper :

Paper 2 British Depth Study 1890-1918 ( Liberal Reforms;Votes For Women and the Home Front in WWI)

PAPER 2: SOURCE BASED PAPER  30% of overall GCSE

Time : 1 hour 30 mins:

Controlled Assessment: The USA- Land of freedom?

( African-American Civil rights- 1945-75)

Time: 8 Hours Controlled conditions:

25% of overall GCSE

NEW GCSE TOPICS FROM 2016

Exam Board: OCR

  • Warfare and British Society through time, c 1250 – present
  • Anglo – Saxon and Norman England c 1060 – 1088
  • Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941 – 1991
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939

Key Stage 5

New 2 Year A level History from September 2015:

  • Britain 1930 to 1997 – Enquiry Topic Churchill 1930 to 1951
  • The American Revolution 1740 – 1796
  • Civil Rights in the USA 1865 – 1992
  • Coursework: aspects of leadership e.g. Thatcher, Churchill, Martin Luther King

LEGACY A-Level History

Exam board: OCR

  • Y100 Topic based essay – Thatcher (coursework – marked by teachers then moderated by OCR)
  • Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992

LEGACY AS Level History

Exam board: OCR

  • Y113 Britain 1930 – 1997 (Enquiry topic: Churchill 1930-1951)
  • Y223 The Cold War in Europe 1941-1995

AS and A Level Government and Politics: Edexcel (UK and USA)

The AS courses focus on contemporary UK democracy, parties, pressure groups, elections, parliament, prime minister, judiciary and the constitution.

The A2 courses focus on contemporary USA parties, pressure groups, elections, Congress, presidency, judiciary and the constitution, race and ethnic politics.