Content
  • 20th century-technology, wars etc
  • World War 1-causes, consequences & reality of trenches.
  • 1916-turning points-Easter Rising & Battle of The Somme.
  • 1920S-social change.
  • Genocide in 20th century-The Holocaust.
  • World War 11-Pearl Harbour, D Day, The Atom Bomb.
  • 1960s – a decade of social/political unrest.
  • Civil Rights & the consequences of Partition.

Skills they will be developing

Skills of historical understanding 

  • Making links between cause and effect.
  • Progression & Regression.
  • Long & short term consequences.
  • Understanding different perspectives & interpretations.
  • Enquiry & research
  • Identifying/ challenging  stereo types
  • Understanding significance
  • Assessing interpretations of personalities & or events.
  • Decision making
  • Empathy
  • Distinguishing between fact & opinion.
  • Categorising information
  • Making connections between current affairs & past events.

How they will be assessed

  • Ongoing informal assessment of class and homework tasks.
  • 2 formal assessments per term.
  • Research tasks
  • End of term exams.
  • Peer and self assessments/evaluations of own & others work

How you can help

Encourage your child to:

  • Learn key facts/terms;
  • Present written work accurately & neatly;
  • Correct spelling mistakes;
  • Meet deadlines for work;
  • Take pride & show initiative in the content & presentation of all class & homework;
  • Bring appropriate books & materials to class;
  • Watch relevant news items/ TV programmes;
  • Use computer & library to research work.

 

Year 10 GCSE Information…