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Pupils celebrate their good Ofsted report with head teacher Elizabeth Cox

The ‘Unbeatable’ Year 8 football team Yorkshire Evening Post, June 2014

‘Standards across a wide range of subjects, including mathematics and religious studies are high.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘The school’s work to keep children safe is outstanding.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Achievement is good in a wide range of subjects including English, mathematics, languages, geography and history.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Students’ behaviour in lessons and their attitudes to learning are positive.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

Behaviour for learning is ‘excellent’. Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘The curriculum provides appropriate challenge for students of all levels of ability with a strong focus on academic subjects.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘The majority of students make good progress as they move through the school.  The proportion of students across all year groups making more than the progress expected of them is rising as a result of good teaching.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Reading and writing are promoted well.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘The majority of students make good progress.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Over double the average proportion of students are successful in achieving the English Baccalaureate (GCSEs at grades C and above in English, mathematics, science, a language and a humanities subject).’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Over double the average proportion of students are successful in achieving the English Baccalaureate.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Standards in English are well above average.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

71% of Cardinal Heenan pupils achieved five or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C, including English and mathematics, in 2013.  ‘Current Year 10 and 11 students are confidently set at least to match the same high standards.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Leaders place a relentless focus on teaching, resulting in higher standards and faster progress.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Standards across a wide range of subjects are high.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Over double the average proportion of students are successful in achieving the English Baccalaureate.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

‘Over double the average proportion of students are successful in achieving the English Baccalaureate.’ Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

History

History

Departmental Staff

Mr K Wild - Curriculum Leader
Mr D Corcoran - Assistant Headteacher
Mrs A Langan


GCSE
History (Schools History Project) Specification A
Board:  AQA  Subject Code:  4042

 

Examinations

Paper 1:  Study in Development - 35% of total marks
Medicine and Public Health Through Time (40401A)

Paper 2:  Enquiry in Depth - 40% of total marks
Germany 1919 - 1945 (40402D)

Key topics to be studied for examinations

•  Development study on the History of Medicine.
Depth study on Nazi Germany.

 

Controlled Assessment

Local Study - Saltaire - 25% of total marks

1. Why did Titus Salt build Saltaire?
2. What evidence is there to support or contradict Titus Salt's role as a philanthropist?
3. How well can you assess the utility of the physical evidence in understanding Titus Salt and Saltaire?

 

Recommended revision texts

Substantial revision guides/packs are produced by the History Department and distributed free to students.
The Department strongly advise the purchase of Philip Allen Revision Books (available from History teachers).

 

Tips for Parents

Places of interest/events to visit connected with syllabus:
Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds
Saltaire Village (Shipley) (Controlled Assessment Visit)

 

 

Helpful websites

www.activehistory.co.uk Cold war, Nazi Germany, Russian Revolution, First World War etc
www.bbc.co.uk  
www.schoolshistory.co.uk  
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk  
www.johndclare.net revision sheets, archive of questions and model answers, primary evidence, source work etc.
www.schoolshistory.org  
www.aqa.org.uk/qual/gcse/hist_a.html   
www.saltsmill.org.uk  

 

 

Year 9
More information is available in the Parents' Guide to Courses at Key Stage 4 2012-2015

Year 10
More information is available in the Parents' Guide to Courses at Key Stage 4 2011-2014

Year 11
More information is available in the Parents' Guide to Courses at Key Stage 4 2010-2013

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