Key Stage 4 History
Year 10
WEEK Unit 1: The Origins of the First World War
W 3-5 Sept Key Issue: Why were there two armed camps in Europe in 1914? Development of Alliances: Triple Alliance, Entente Cordial, Anglo-Russian Agreement. Britain’s emergence from Splendid Isolation
W8-12 Sept KaiserWilhelm’s aims in Foreign policy: ‘Weltpolitik’: ‘A place in the sun’, attitudes towards Britain. Arms Race/ Naval race
W15-19 Sept Morrocan Crisis of 1905 and 1911 and their effects on the alliances/ Bosnian Wars (x2)
W22-26 Sept Key Issue: Why did War break out in 1914? Black Hand/ Ao war. The ssassination at Sarajevo/ Role of the alliances in the lead up to the war/ The Schlieffen Plan and the escalaton of the conflict
W29-3 Oct Overview of key causes and identifying responsibility for the outbreak of the war.
W6-10 Oct Revision of Unit/ Knowledge Test/ Preparation for End of Unit test/ Catch up to assessment point
W13-17  Asst point 1 End of Unt Test / Exam skills. MODERATION/ Discuss Predicted grades/Update database
W20-23 Oct Feedback/ peer assessment/ Reflection on results/ Introduce Unit 2.1 (reading/ prep over half term
W3-7 Nov Overview and introduce Unit 1.2: Peacemaking 1918-1919 and the League of Nations. Key Issue: How did the Treaty of Versailles establish peace? Aims of the Big 3 and the Paris Peace Conferance
W10-14 Nov Main terms of the Treaty of Versailles: Diktat( LAMB).
W17-21 Nov Strengths and weaknesses of the Treaty/ German response to the Treaty
W24-28 Nov Key Issue: Why did the League of Nations fail in its aim to keep peace? Formation of the L of N/ Membership 1919-1939/ Why and how it changed/ implications of the L of N.
W1-5 Dec Organisation/ powers and peace keeping role of the L of N. Powers of the L of N / Weaknesses of the L of N.
W8-12 Dec he Manchurian Crisis 1931-33/ Events/ action taken by the League/ Effect on the League as a peacekeeping force
W15-19 Dec The Abyssinian Crisis 1935-1936: events/ action taken by the League; Effect on the League as a peacekeeping force. Students start revising for knowledge test
WEEK End of Unit 1.2/ Start Unit 1.3: Hitler’s Foreign policy and origins of WW2
W5-9 Jan Review Unit 1.2. Knowledge Test/ Exam skills. Revision for End of Unit Test. Go through PLC
W12-16 Jan: Assessment Point 2 End of Unit Test / Exam skills. MODERATION/ Discuss Predicted grades/Update database
W19-23 Jan Start Unit 1:3: Key Issue: How dd Hitler challenge and exploit the Treaty of Versailles 1933-March 1938? Hitler’s aims in Foreign policy/ Rearmament/ Conscription/Withdrawal from the Disarmament Conferance1933/
W26-30 Jan  Pact with Poland 1934/ Reintroduction of conscription 1935/The return of the Saar, 1935/ Anglo-German Naval Agreement 1935
W2-6 Feb The remilitarisation of the Rhineland 1936/ Anschluss with Austria 1938/ Appeasement
W9-12 Feb Key Issue: Why did Chamberlain’s policy of appeasement fail to prevent the outbreak of war in 1939? Reasons for and against appeasement (debate?)
HT Half term
W23-27 Feb The Sudenten Crisis and the Munich Agreement, 1938. The collapse of Czechoslovakia, March 1939
W2-6 Mar Battlefields Trip
W9-13Mar: The role of the USSR 1938-1939: The Nazi Soviet Pact: Poland and the outbreak of war/ Who was responsible for the outbreak of WW2?
W16-20 Mar End of Unit Test / Exam skills. MODERATION/ Discuss Predicted grades/Update database
23rd Mar Controlled Assessment: Start Preparation for the Controlled Assessment.Students do reading/research over the Easter break
W15-17Apr Preparation for Q 1
W20-25 Apr Preparation for Q 1
W27-1 May Preparation for Q 1
W5-8 May Students start to write up Q 1
W11-15May Students start to write up Q 1
W18-22May Finish Q 1Preparation for Q2/ Reading over the holidays
HT Half term
W1-5 June Preparation for Q2
W8-12 June Preparation for Q2
W15-19 June Preparation for Q2
W22-26 June Preparation for Q2
W29-3 July Activities week
W6-10 July New timetable : Students write up Q2
W13-17 July Students write up Q2
Year 11
WEEK Unit 2: 20th Century Depth Study: Core skills: causation and consequence/ source evaluation/ analysing different interpretations
W 3-5 Sept Start Unit 2.3: The Roaring 20’s: USA 1919-1929: How did the USA achieve prosperity in the 1920s? Definition of Isolationism/Impact of isolationism
W8-12 Sept Why did the Americans bring in Higher tarifs after WW1: Emergency Tariff/ Fordney McCumber Tariff: Help or Hindrance?
W15-19 Sept What were the causes of the boom?: growth of motor industry/ Entertainment Industry/WW1/republican Policies/ new industries/ Cycle of prosperity
W22-26 Sept Did all Americans benefit from the boom? Divisions in society between rich and poor/ Impact of Immigration after WW1/ Immigration Laws: purpose and impact
W29-3 Oct What was the Red scare? Impact on attitudes towards immigrants/ Sacco and Vanzetti trial/ KKK
W6-10 Oct How and Why was Prohibition introduced? Impact of Prohibition on society/ organised crime. Why did Prohibition fail?
W13-17 Oct Why did the US stock exchange collapse in 1929? Causes and consequences on economy and society/ Cycle of depression
W20-23 Oct Finish Roaring 20’s: Exam Preparation/ Revision Skills/Exam Preparation/  PLC’s
W3-7 Nov: MOCKS Trial exams ? End of Unit Test / Exam skills. MODERATION/ Discuss Predicted grades/Update database
W10-14 Nov Start Unit 2.5: Hitler’s Germany, 1929-1941: Why was Hitler able to become Chancellor in January 1933? Impact of Wall St Crash/ Impact of the Depression/ Reasons for the growth of support of Nazi party (Appeal of Nazis/propaganda)
W17-21 Nov Appeal of the communist party/ aims of different political parties/ weaknesses of the Weimar Constitution: Analyse Hitler’s rise to power: Why was Hindenburg forced to offer Hitler the position of Chancellor?
W24-28 Nov Hitler’s consolidation of power: Importance of the Reichtag Fire (analyse theories and causes of Reichstag Fire)/ Election results of March 1933/Significance of the Enabling Act
W1-5 Dec How did Hitler remove political opposition? Night of the Long Knives/ Impat on SA/ Death of Hindenburg/ Use of the SS to remove political opposition: Establishment of a military dictatorship
W8-12 Dec: use trial exam to help inform predicted grades What methods did the Nazi use to control society? Control of churches/ education and youth organisations/ role of SS, the Gestapo and concentration camps.
W15-19 Dec To what extent did Germans benefit from Nazi rule in the 1930s? Hitler’s economic policy/ Employment/ preparation for war/ Evaluation of policies towards women/ Impact on culture/ racial persecution in 1930s: the Jews, gyspsies and other minority groups
Revise Germany and Roaring 20’s for end of Unit assessment
WEEK Start Unit  Race Relations in the USA, 1955–1968 Core skills: causation and consequence/ source evaluation/ analysing different interpretations
W5-9 Jan End of Unit exam on Hitler’s Germany and Roaring 20’s                                                                                                                               To what extent did racial inequality exist in the USA in the 1950s?                                                                     Segregation laws; attitudes in the Southern States; the Ku Klux Klan
W12-16 Jan What were the causes and consequences of  the Civil Rights Movement?                                                                                    Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955–1956.                                                                                 Brown versus Topeka Board of Education.
W19-23 Jan What were the causes and consequences of  the Civil Rights Movement?                                                                Little Rock High School,1957.                                                          Living standards for African Americans
W26-30 Jan How effective were the methods used by members of the Civil Rights Movement between 1961–1968?                                                 The Freedom Rides, 1961; Freedom Marches 1963; The Washington March, 1963.
W2-6 Feb How effective were the methods used by members of the Civil Rights Movement between 1961–1968?                             Black Power protests at the Mexico Olympics, 1968.
The Black Power movement in the 1960s.
W9-12 Feb How important was Martin Luther King in the fight for Civil Rights in the USA?                                                            His role as a protest organiser, 1955–1963.
• The Civil Rights Act, 1964.
• Winning the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964.
• Race Riots, 1965–1967.
• The assassination of Martin Luther King.
HT Half term (revise Race relations
W23-27 Feb Tidy up and finish Race Relations/ revise content/ exam style questions. End of unit  exam on Civil Rights
W2-6 Mar Start Revision programme: Use booklets to revise Unit 1 and Unit 2/ Mock papers/ track revision on VLE/ work with intervention/ PLC’s
W9-13Mar Revise Unit 1: Topic 1:The origins of the First World War
W16-20 Mar Revise Unit 1: Topic 2: Peacemaking 1918-1919 and the League of Nations
W23-27 Mar Revise Unit 1: Topic 3: Hitler’s Foreign policy and the origins of the Second World war:                           Set revision for a mock exam on Unit 1 after Easter
WEEK Revision
W15-17Apr Mock exam on Unit 1:                                               Revise Unit2.3: The Roaring 20’s
W20-25 Apr Revise Unit 2.5: Hitler’s Germany 1929-41
W27-1 May Revise Unit 2.8: The USA and Vietnam
W5-8 May Practise papers/ Revision/PLC’s
W11-15May Exams
HT Half term