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Ribston Hall High School

Ribston HallHigh School

Teachers: Mrs L Derbyshire (Curriculum Lead for Humanities), Mr D James, Miss R Rose.

'Discover the past, engage with the present, change the future'

Key Stage 3

Students follow a balanced curriculum of British and World history with a mixture of depth and breadth.  The aim is to develop skills in enquiry, analysis and evaluation whilst fostering enjoyment and engagement.  Topics include the Norman Conquest, Transatlantic Slave Trade, British Empire, the campaign for Female Suffrage, the First World War and Who are the British?  



Edexcel Examination Board

Paper 1: Thematic study with historical environment - Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present, with Whitechapel, c1870-c1900: crime, policing and the inner city

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study - Superpower relations and the Cold War1941–91 and Early Elizabethan England, 1558 – 1588

Paper 3: Modern depth study - Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39


A Level

Edexcel Examination Board

Year 12: 

Paper 1: Britain Transformed, 1918–97; including the changing role of gender, 1960s counter culture, race relations and the creation of the NHS

 Paper 2: The USA, 1955–92: conformity and challenge; covering political, economic and cultural change in post-war America

Year 13:

Paper 3: Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939; covering the cholera outbreak, industrial change and the Great Depression

Coursework: Independent research project with a focus on the work of historical interpretations