History Assessments

Students are assessed as follows:
Key Stage 3
Year 7 (one assessment per term)
Term 1:  Angevin – Low Stakes Angevin Google Form Quiz
Term 2:  Would you rather live in pre-colonial Africa or Tudor England
Term 3:  Restoration Comedy Play
Year 8 (one assessment per term)
Term 1:  Comparison
Term 2:  Baseline Test
Term 3:  Age of Revolution Fabulous Finish
Key Stage 4
Externally assessed formal exams
Paper 2:  Year 9 into year 10
B4:  Elizabethan England, 1558-88
P4:  Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941-91
(40% of overall GCSE, 20% each topic)
Paper 1: Year 10 (once Cold War is over)
13:  Migrants in Britain, c800-present and Notting Hill, c1948-c1970 (30% of GCSE)
Paper 3: Year 11
33:  The USA, 1954-75: conflict at home and abroad (30% of GCSE)
Key Stage 4 Entry Level (only agreed with approval of Curriculum Standards Committee and Head of Department)
OCR Entry Level Certificate R435
Internally assessed, externally moderated
Thematic Study: Migration (40%)
Depth Study: Elizabethans 1580-1603 (30%)
Coursework: Biography of a person or guide to a historical site with an explanation of significance (30%)
Key Stage 5
Externally assessed formal exams at end of course
Year 12: Route H – Democracies in change: Britain and the USA in the twentieth century
Paper 1:  Option 1H: Britain transformed, 1918-97 (30% of A level)
Paper 3:  Option 36.2: Ireland and the Union, c1774-1923 (30% of A level)
Year 13: Route H – Democracies in change: Britain and the USA in the twentieth century
Paper 2:  Option 2H.2: The USA, 1955-92: conformity and challenge (20% of A level)
Internally marked and moderated, externally moderated
Coursework on Anglo-Irish history (specific topic is subject to change by department staff – 20% of A level)