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History at The Parker E-act Academy

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Crime and Punishment Through Time:  This is a development study with the main aim being to be able to explain continuity and change across history.  There will also be the opportunity to visit the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham to experience trials and punishments first hand.Germany 1918-1945: This is a depth study with the focus being on why Hitler was able to come to power in Germany, and what life was like under his rule.History Around Us, Kenilworth Castle:  This is assessment through coursework which is completed after a visit to the site.  Students will use site evidence and historial sources to decide whether or not the castle was a palace or a fortress.Modern World study, Northern Ireland:  This is assessed through coursework.  Students will use their historical understanding of events in Northern Ireland to explain how they affect the current situation.

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Assessed in two ways.  At the end of Year 11, students will sit two written examiinations.  One of these will assess their historical knowledge and understanding of the topics taught and lasts for two hours, the other will assess their skill at analysing sources and lasts for one and a half hours.  The examined part of the course is worth 75% of the total grade.25% of the grade is assessed through coursework, split equally between two pieces that students have to complete.  In Year 10 students complete coursework about our local history, and in our case Kenilworth Castle, which requires a visit to the site to enable detailed site analysis to take place.  In Year 11 students complete coursework focused on a Modern World study, based on Northern Ireland.  The expectation with both pieces of coursework is that all work should be completed within lesson time.

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Further information

For further information contact - Mrs C Anderson, Head of History.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Parker E-act Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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