History & Politics
Here at Enfield Grammar School, our pupils will learn how “the story of one place is that of many places and faces”.
History is about human beings; analysing, thinking, linking, arguing, engaging, empathising, understanding and we promote pupil progress through engaging and challenging activities.
History is a core subject studied in KS3 by all students. In KS4 & 5 students can choose to study History as an option subject.
- What made the Romans so powerful?
- How did the Normans get and keep control?
- Medieval to early modern; Changes in power and economy, Magna Carta & Parliament (who has power), Black Death (about & social/economic impact of), European exploration, exploitation, ravaging & rivalry, link to Elizabeth, Spanish rivalry, Execution of Mary Queen of Scots, British leaving & 1st colonies beginning
- How did Charles 1st lose his head? Power shifts (Monarchy to Parliament)
- The early British Empire
- Farming, factories & freedoms – Industrial Revolution (causes, changes & consequences)
- Transatlantic British slave trade
- The Empire comes home – the modern legacy of the Empires 1950-1970’s
- USA civil rights
- Causes of WW1
- WW1 Warfare
- Causes of WW2
- Key events of WW2 (focus on The London Blitz)
- The Holocaust
We follow the Edexel GCSE specification. This assesses students with X exam papers at the end of the 2 year course.
- Paper 3: Weinmar & Nazi Germany 1918-39
- Paper 2: Medieval Study; Anglo-Saxon & Norman England c1060-88
- Paper 2: Modern Study; Super power relations & The Cold War 1941-91
- Paper 1: Thematic study; Warfare through time c1250 – present day
- Historical environment focus: The London Blitz
Further information: Pearson Edexel GCSE History Qualification
We follow the OCR A Level specification. This assesses students with 3 exam papers and a piece of coursework at the end of the 2 year course.
Years 12 & 13
- Britain 1930 to 1997 – Enquiry Topic Churchill 1930 to 1951 1 ½ hour exam ( 25%)
- The American Revolution 1740 – 1796 1 hour exam (15%)
- Civil Rights in the USA 1865 – 1992 2 hour exam (40%)
Coursework: aspects of leadership e.g. Thatcher, Churchill, Martin Luther King 4000 words max.( 25%)
Skills: Mixture of Interpretation evaluations and analytical + evaluative essays.
Further information: OCR A Level History Qualification
We follow the AQA A Level specification. This assesses students with 3 exam papers at the end of the 2 year course
Years 12 & 13
- Paper 1: UK Politics
- Paper 2: US & Comparative Politics
- Paper 3: Ideologies
Further information: AQA A Level Politics Qualification