History – Key Stage 4

Year 10

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnPaper 1 – America Expansion and consolidation 1840-1895
• Manifest Destiny/Great American Desert
• Brigham Young and the Mormons
• Early settlers
• Plains Indians
• Civil war
• Civil Rights
Exam questions 1-6 from the American West Unit of Paper 1 assessed in timed conditions in class and at home:
• Q1 – How are the sources different? (4 marks)
• Q2 – Why are the sources different? (4 marks)
• Q3 – Which interpretation is the most convincing? (8 marks)
• Q4 – describe an event/feature of the AW (4 marks)
• Q5 – In what ways…/reasoning question (8 marks)
• Q6 – comparing 2 factors bullet point question (12 marks)
• Total = 40 marks

30 mark knowledge test

SpringPaper 1 – America Expansion and consolidation 1840-1895
• Homesteaders
• Battle of Little Big Horn
• Destruction of way of life of Plains Indians
• Wounded Knee

Revision of the American West Unit









Paper 1 – Conflict and tension 1894-1918
• Alliance system
• Weltpolitik/Schlieffen Plan
• Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand
• Military tactics on the western front

PPE of the American West Unit of Paper 1 assessed in timed exam conditions:
• Q1 – How are the sources different? (4 marks)
• Q2 – Why are the sources different? (4 marks)
• Q3 – Which interpretation is the most convincing? (8 marks)
• Q4 – describe an event/feature of the AW (4 marks)
• Q5 – In what ways…/reasoning question (8 marks)
• Q6 – comparing 2 factors bullet point question (12 marks)
• Total = 40 marks

60 mark knowledge test


Factual assessment – Alliance systems

Exam questions 1-4 from Conflict and Tension Unit of Paper 1 assessed in timed conditions in class and at home

Knowledge test
SummerPaper 1 – Conflict and tension 1894-1918
• Battle of Verdun
• Battle of the Somme
• Passchendaele
• The wider war - Gallipoli
• The War at Sea – Jutland/U-boat campaign
• Russian withdrawal
• USA enters the war
• Ludendorff offensive
• Germany surrenders
• Haig/Foch

Revision of Paper 1


PPE of Paper 1 – American West and Conflict and Tension Unit (1 hour 45 minutes)

Knowledge tests of Paper 1 and Paper 2
After PPEPaper 2 – Elizabethan England 1568-1603
• Background/character
• Court life
• Problems with marriage/succession

Year 11

Course Information & Assessment Points

 Curriculum contentAssessed work
AutumnThe American West - The Plains Indians, Manifest Destiny
Medicine through time activities and revision

Plains Indians- Factual knowledge test
Medicine Revision – Surgery and Anatomy exam homework booklet 1
Medicine Through Time factual knowledge test

AP1 calculated through:
• Y10 Medicine PPE (35%)
• AW Section A - Exam homework booklet on Plains Indians AW Section B – in –class assessment on Plains Indians (40%)
• Conwy Controlled Assessment (25%)

SpringThe American West – Trappers, Pioneers, Gold Rush and Miners, Cattlemen, Homesteaders
Medicine Revision – Public Health exam homework booklet 2
Medicine Through Time factual knowledge test

AP2 calculated through:
• Medicine Through Time PPE Examination (35%)
• The American West PPE Examination (40%)
• Conwy Castle Controlled Assessment moderated (25%)
SummerThe American West – Law and Order and the destruction of the Plains Indians
Medicine and American West Revision
The American West Exam questions
Medicine Through Time exam questions
Medicine Revision – Disease and infection exam homework booklet 3

Course Information
Department
History

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