History

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Learners will study the USA 1919 – 41. In this first term they will explore the causes of economic boom during the 1920s then examine the impact it had on the society of the “Roaring Twenties”.
Key Activities / Homework All homework for this topic can be found on the course website. http://bagcsehistory.weebly.com/
Assessments The assessments focus on developing key skills needed for the new A level and each unit ends with an unseen mock exam question. Details of which are on the course website.
Suggest reading & support materials There is a whole area on the course website with links to useful websites, books and movies. This topic does link directly to their study “Of Mice and Men” in English Literature GCSE

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Learners will study what caused the Great Depression and how both the Republican and Democrat governments attempted to solve the crisis.
Key Activities / Homework All homework for this topic can be found on the course website. http://bagcsehistory.weebly.com/
Assessments All assessments for this topic can be found on the course website. http://bagcsehistory.weebly.com/   However learners will practice the key exam question types including a long essay on the causes of the Great Crash, a focus on whether all groups in society benefitted from the boom and assessments on Prohibition.
Suggest reading & support materials There is a whole area on the course website with links to useful websites, books and movies. This topic does link directly to their study “Of Mice and Men” in English Literature GCSE

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives This unit gives students an opportunity to study the changes in international relations through the era of the Cold War 1943–1991 and the factors bringing about these changes. The unit includes three key topics. All the topics must be studied. The key features of each topic are summarised in three bullet points. The features are amplified in the text beneath.
Key Activities / Homework These will include a learning challenge on “Protect and Survive” the government advice document regarding surviving an atomic attack; regular essays on topics such as the Hungarian Uprising, the 3 War Time Conferences and through weekly exam question practice.
Assessments This will be done through creative activities with a subject knowledge basis and assessed against SOLO success criteria rubrics. In addition there will also be regular assessments based upon exam question practice.
Suggest reading & support materials The course website contains all the teaching and learning materials, assessments and suggested additional reading and useful links. http://bagcsehistory.weebly.com/