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History

What is it to be a Historian at Marriotts?

Our vision is to create reflective citizens who can identify and understand patterns of human behaviour throughout History. We aim to inspire an awareness of one’s self in relation to the varying cultures, religions and political systems around the world. As a team we endeavour to expand student horizons beyond their immediate surroundings; to imbue empathy, tolerance and respect and to elevate their aspirations for the future. The ambition is to produce well-rounded, confident, proactive, critical thinkers.

Curriculum Overview 

History overviewKey Stage 3

We deliver a 2-year Key Stage 3 programme of study, incorporating key aspects of the National Curriculum. Students will have three one hour lessons every fortnight, mostly with the same teacher for all lessons. Throughout Key Stage 3, pupils will extend and deepen their chronologically secure knowledge and their understanding of British, local and world history.

Key Stage 4

GCSE History is a very popular option for our students. GCSE History (Edexcel) covers some of the most significant and exciting events in British, European, and American history.  The course develops the ability to analyse and evaluate the significance of past events, and develops an understanding of key historical concepts such as cause and consequence.

History develops skills in debating, analysing, justifying, and reading between the lines: skills that are highly prized by universities and employers alike.  Studying History gives you the power to ask questions of the past, in order to understand the world we live in today.

 Key Stage 5

We offer a range of A levels in the department including A Level History (AQA), A level Government and Politics (Edexcel) Sociology (AQA) and Psychology(AQA).

Click on the relevent year group curriculum maps in the document section below to find out more detail about what is studied in Marriotts Science department. For further details of the History curriculum please contact Mrs C Baker c.baker@marriotts.herts.sch.uk.

You also download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge organiser page . These outline what homework is expected from each student, for all subjects. 

Subject Team

The History Department consists of 6 highly skilled and motivated members of staff who are fully committed to ensuring each student maximises their potential in History and is able to enjoy the diverse range of topics that we study at Marriotts.

Curriculum Maps

Remote Curriculum

If you are well but unable to come into school, you should continue your learning online following the steps below.

We recommend you complete classwork at the times during the day when you would usually have subjects on your school timetable. Remember to take your break times too!

Students can chose to start at the top of the learning map and work their way chronologically down the list which will help with memory retention or go to an area directed by their teacher.

Year 7 Remote Learning: Half term 2

Year 8 Remote Learning: Half term 2

Year 9 Remote Learning: Half term 2

Year 10 Remote Learning: Half term 2

Year 11 Remote Learning: Half term 2

Careers: Where can this subject take me?

Potential careers

More and more students are opting to study GCSE History, and some will go on to study it at A Level and beyond. The most frequent question we are asked as a department is, ‘What can I do with History A Level or a History degree?’ 

Studying history can lead to a great number of excellent careers as diverse as the media, government, heritage organisations, conservation, teaching, archives, museums and galleries, the police and law. 

Career opportunities with a history degree

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What can I do with my degree in History

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Alumni

These alumni all showed boundless enthusiasm for History whilst at Marriotts and will now help to prepare other students for their university applications.

Univeristy of Nottingham: Law 2020-current
UEA: Law 2019-current
Anglia Ruskin University: Law 2020-current

 

Enrichment

Some examples of enrichment activities we have held over the past few years:

Subject Documents Date  
History Curriculum Overview 2020 21 Yr7 08th Sep 2020 Download
History Curriculum Overview 2020 21 Yr8 08th Sep 2020 Download
History Curriculum Overview 2020 21 Yr9 08th Sep 2020 Download
History Curriculum Overview 2020 21 Yr10 08th Sep 2020 Download
History Curriculum Overview 2020 21 Yr11 08th Sep 2020 Download
History Russia Curriculum Overview 2020 21 Y12 08th Sep 2020 Download
History English Rev Curriculum Overview 2020 21 Y12 08th Sep 2020 Download
History English Rev Curriculum Overview 2020 21 Y13 08th Sep 2020 Download
History Russia Curriculum Overview 2020 21 Y13 08th Sep 2020 Download