Key Stage 3
The KS3 curriculum is largely chronological giving students the opportunity to develop an overview of events from the Viking invasion of Britain up to the 20th century. Our curriculum has been designed with an emphasis on chronological understanding, with ‘big questions’ at the core of each unit and opportunities to build a broad knowledge of developments over time, including experiences of diverse groups. This approach is taken to allow students opportunity to develop, analyse and evaluate historical interpretations. Students will revisit and develop on key historical concepts and skills through KS3 and across a range of contexts.
Key Stage 4
Myton’s History department follows the Edexcel History GCSE, 9-1 course. Students cover 4 exam units across the two years and these are a combination of breadth, depth and period studies. The subject areas allow for a mix of social and political history, with a range of perspectives, experiences and interpretations covered. The links with the KS3 curriculum allow for a general foundation of understanding for the 20th century units, especially in terms of causes of war, the impact of WWI, and the inter-war years. The ordering of units allows for a building of skills across the two years, starting with the least complex subject knowledge, Early Elizabethan England. Students will continue to build on and practice the variety of historical skills, such as source inference and evaluating interpretations over the two year GCSE. All units are exam based and take place in the summer of Year 11.
Key Stage 5
Myton’s History department follows A-Level AQA History. Across both main components, there is a strong skills focus which builds and develops valuable skills that can be transferred across subjects and to further education. The modules chosen fulfil the exam board requirements in relation to a spread of world and British history, and chronological coverage of at least 200 years. The chosen areas of study allow for a range of social and political history and it is thought that the variety in the topics appeals to a range of interests. There are 3 components across the A-Level qualification:
- Component 1: The Tudors, England 1485-1603
- Component 2: Revolution and dictatorship: Russia, 1917–1953
- Component 3: NEA (Non-examined Assessment) on Civil Rights in America