Year 13 — History

Term 1: Edward VI and Mary I

The study of Edwardian England under the rule of the the Lord Protectors. This part of the course will explore the foreign relations, government, religious changes and rebellions under Edward VI and Mary I.

The students will be assessed with one essay exam question and one extract question involving three interpretations.

Doctrine

The rules and laws of the Church.

Lord Protector

The position of the Duke of Somerset ruling in young Edward's place

Common Prayer Book

List of rules and prayers for Edwardian church services

Iconoclasm

This destruction of images, statues and paintings in churches during the Reformation.

Reformation

The changes to the Church during the Tudor period.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The helps with out students with their analytical skill, problem solving abilities, essay structure and formulation of a concise judgement.

Create a supportive community:

The students taught and introduced to the beginnings of religious diversity in England which manifests itself in today's society.

Term 1: The Johnson presidency, 1963-1968, parts III and IV

This chapter will address the conditions of African-Americans in the North and South, as well as social divisions and the development of protest movements.

This chapter will be assessed with one essay and one source question.

Misogynist

Contempt for or hatred of women.

Counterculture

An anti-establishment movement that was spawned by the Civil Rights movement.

Fraternities and sororities

Social organisations for students in the United States; fraternities comprise young men and sororities are for young women.

Black Power

A term variously used to describe both empowerment of African-Americans and their communities and the latent ability of black people to exercise their physical power to claim their rights.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

This develops the students' ability to exercise source analysis focusing on provenance and content of sources in light of the wider historical context.

Create a supportive community:

This module helps the students development social and political awareness, which is relevant today.

Term 2: Elizabeth - Part I

This module explores the transition from Marian England to early Elizabethan England. The module focuses on the Elizabethan Settlement, government and foreign policy.

The students will be assessed on one essay and 1 extract question.

Elizabethan Settlement

The establishment of a protestant church in England.

Calvinism

Protestantism that developed in late Tudor England and Scotland.

William Cecil

Elizabeth's chief minister

Robert Dudley

Elizabeth's favourite and rumoured lover.

Treason

crime against the state or monarch.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students will explore the change and continuity between mid-Tudor monarchs as well as further developing their analytical and essay structure skills.

Create a supportive community:

The student will learn about the political and religious problems in Elizabethan society and the consequences felt today.

Term 2: Republican reaction: the Nixon presidency, 1968-1974

This unit will address the reasons for Nixon's 1968 presidential victory; the restoration of conservative social policies; the limits of American world power and the Watergate Affair and its aftermath.

Students will be assessed by one essay exam question and a source question.

Neo-liberalism

An economic philosophy that encourages minimal government spending and supports a free market.

Gradualism

A belief that change can be attained in small stages rather than by revolution.

Impugned

Called into question.

Vietnamization

Nixon's policy of pulling US troops out of Vietnam but providing financial support to South Vietnamese army.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

This develops students' ability to exercise source analysis focusing on reliability and provenance.

Create a supportive community:

This will develop students understanding of how American conservatism has developed in the late 1960s.

Term 3: Elizabethan period - Part II

The exploration of the religious, economic, foreign and political policies under Elizabeth I's middle and latter reign.

The students will complete an essay question and a extract question.

Enclosures

The fencing off of land from the poor.

Puritanism

extreme Protestantism, that believed the Reformation did not go far enough.

Jesuits

Radical Catholics who wanted the downfall of Elizabeth.

Robert Cecil

William Cecil's son and political adviser to Elizabeth.

Earl of Essex

Favourite of Elizabeth who was executed in 1601.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students will develop their knowledge or the key themes under Elizabeth and compare these to the mid-Tudor monarchs. Moreover, they will develop their analytical and evaluative skill in relation to essays and secondary source extracts.

Create a supportive community:

The students will have an understanding on Elizabethan political and social problems experienced during her reign, which were the foundations of social issues today.

Term 3: The USA after Nixon, 1974-1980

This unit will address Ford and Carter's presidencies; the position of the USA as a world power; African-Americans int he North and South and the USA by 1980.

This unit will be assessed by one essay exam question and one source based exam question.

Personality cult

A term often associated with dictators, especially Mao and Stalin; a cult of personality arises when a leader controls propaganda to create an idealised and heroic image of themselves, which can almost veer into religious worship.

The Brezhnev Doctrine

A policy outlined in 1968, equivalent to the Truman Doctrine, which suggested that the USSR would support communist governments where they were threatened.

Underclass

The lowest social group in a country which tends to include the very poor, particularly those who are long-term unemployed and dependent on benefits. The term is now seen as pejorative.

White-flight

The ongoing move of middle-class white people away from the city and into the suburbs.

Long coat-tails

The tendency for a popular political party leader to attract votes for other candidates of the same party in an election; to have 'long coat-tails' therefore suggests that lots of candidates benefit from the popularity of a leader.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

This unit will encourage students to evaluate factors which led to the development of Modern America, therefore developing their evaluative thinking skills.

Create a supportive community:

This will enable students to understand the factors that have shaped modern America into the economic and political, international power that it is today.

Term 4: Tudors Revision - Part I

The student will reflect back to the content learned in Year 12 and practise the exam skills involving extracts.

The students will write 2 essays and examine 3 extracts.

Context

wider historical knowledge

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

This will prepare the students for their exam by exploring the content of Year 12 and exam skills.

Create a supportive community:

Students revise in groups and pairs, using peer assessment. This reinforces resilience and a caring supportive community.

Term 4: American Revision (part I)

This unit will revisit the key topics that were covered during year 12, which are:

1.Truman and post-war America, 1945-1952

2.Eisenhower: Tranquillity and crisis, 1952-1960

3. John F Kennedy and the New Frontier, 1960-1963

Students will be assessed via an essay exam question and source question.

Provenance

The nature, origin, purpose of a source.

Tone

The type of language used in the source.

Historical context

The historical facts and events surrounding a specific topic.

Subjective

Biased standpoint.

Objective

Unbiased standpoint.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

This will help students identify similarities and differences between the presidencies covered during this chronological period.

Create a supportive community:

Students revise in groups and pairs, using peer assessment. This reinforces resilience and a caring supportive community.

Term 5: Tudors Revision - Part II

The student will reflect back to the content learned in Year 13 and practise the exam skills involving extracts.

The students will take their A-Level examination.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

The students will revise the key information taught in Year 13 and the key exam skills needed to perform in the exam.

Create a supportive community:

Students revise in groups and pairs, using peer assessment. This reinforces resilience and a caring supportive community.

Term 5: America revision (part II)

This unit will review the key topics addressed during year 13, which are:

1.The Johnson presidency, parts III and IV

2. Republican reaction: the Nixon presidency, 1968-1974

3.The USA after Nixon, 1974-1980

This unit will be assessed by one essay exam question and a source exam question.

Standpoint

A source's personal viewpoint.

Content

The main part of a source.

Hyperbole

Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Synonymous

A word or phrase that has the same meaning as another word or phrase.

Evaluation

The making of a judgement about the amount, number, or value of something.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural

Develop the individual:

This unit will enable students create a holistic review of how domestic and foreign policy and social movements evolved in the latter half of the 20th century.

Create a supportive community:

Students revise in groups and pairs, using peer assessment. This reinforces resilience and a caring supportive community.