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GCSE History

"The historian will tell you what happened. The novelist will tell you what it felt like" - E.L.Doctorow

Vision Statement

The History department's aim is to try and ensure that pupils leave RHA as young people who are confident in engaging with the wider world and who feel able to challenge ideas and views put forward to them. We endeavour to make them life long learners who can make informed decisions based upon their knowledge of the past. We pride ourselves on being a department that strives to be our best and as a result our curriculums will develop along with new historical research.


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Middle Years Programme

Curriculum Overview

The course is 100% exam based with students having to complete an exam paper on each unit they have
studied at the end of Year 11. The exams are scheduled in a way that two units are examined in one exam session and are divided as such:
Exam1 - Power and the People & Elizabeth I
Exam 2 - The First World War & The USA 1919-1973

Cultural Capital

As well as the study of history within the classroom we tray and make use of the wealth of history all around us with yearly trips to Dover Castle as well as the use of Ramsgate as a living history exhibit. Trips further afield could include London as well as the WW1 Battlefields in Belgium and France. All of these experiences we hope will make our students more locally, nationally and globally aware and

Students are also exposed to the literature, art and music of the historical periods studied and our hope is that we open their eyes to new interests and passions.

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