History at Sutton Grammar School
This unit focuses on a period of British history and has two components. It provides a chance to delve into medieval history and covers a fascinating period of invasion, change and upheaval. The period study is a knowledge based section looking at the period 1035-1087. The enquiry is a source based exercise and looks at the reign of William II from 1087-1107.
Year 12–Non-British Period Study–Unit Y212–The American Revolution 1740-
This unit sees us move our focus overseas, to the tumultuous time of the American Revolution. It provides a nice counterpoint to the British study outlined above. It traces the origins of upheaval in the ‘New World’ and the final break from European control as the colonies declare independence. Assessment in this unit also takes place at the end of Y13 and consists of two essays to be written in 1 hour. We envisage there will be a mock exam for the Year 12 units sometime towards the end of the Year 12. Sample assessment material will also be ava
Year 13– Thematic study and historical interpretations–Unit Y315–The Changing
This unit looks at all facets of warfare over a 150 year period, from the Napoleonic Wars through to World War II. Factors such as communications, technological advancement, training, geography and tactics are all examined as are the influence of generals and the soldiers themselves. There are two elements to assessment – an analysis of historians’ interpretations of war fare in the period and two essay questions to answer. The exam lasts 2 hours and 30 minutes and is taken at the end of Year 13.
Year 13 – Topic Based Essay– Unit Y100 – Mao’s China, 1949-76
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Grammar School directly.