Director of Department: Mrs M Ridley
Mr S Davies
Miss A Hooper
Mr M Axon
At Astor College for the Arts we believe the skills that are taught within history are very useful in work, study and life.
For GCSE we follow the SHP specification covering topics such as Crime & Punishment, Impact of War, Life in Nazi Germany and Protest, Law & Order in the Twentieth Century. (3 X examined units and 1X assessed unit).
The 2014 GCSE results showed a huge improvement over the previous few years results.
When studying history at Key stage 3 you will learn to:
At Keystage 3, the topics you will study are:
Yr 7 – What is History?, Local History Project (including the Wolverton Warrior), The Norman Conquest, Medieval Realms, The Renaissance
Yr 8 – The Tudors and Stuarts, The Industrial Revolution, The British Empire, Slavery and Civil Rights, How Getting the News has Changed, The Impact of TV on Everyday Life
Yr 9 – World War One, Weimar Germany & the Rise of the Dictators, The League of Nations V The United Nations, Life in Nazi Germany, The Blitz, Home Front Propaganda, Targeting Civilians (inc. Iraq and London Bombings), The Origins of the Cold War, The Cuban Missile Crisis