"Study history, study history! In history lies all the secrets of statecraft" - Winston Churchill
Whether you intend to embark on a career in politics or not, at Christleton we would still urge you to follow the advice of Winston Churchill!
At CHS, History is a thriving and exciting subject where students are encouraged to aim high and fulfil their potential. Through the study of a wide range of historical periods, we develop students’ skills of historical enquiry, source analysis, development of argument and written communication.
The personal development of our students is at the forefront of their learning as we also encourage students to ‘build their learning power’ and develop their skills in Resourcefulness, Reciprocity, Resilience and Reflection.
At Key Stage 3, students will study a variety of topics such as, Slavery, Medieval England, The Holocaust and The Second World War. We also develop students’ awareness of local history with a study relating to the fallen soldiers of Christleton from World War One.
There is no such thing as a typical history lesson - activities can vary from writing a song, to demonstrating an understanding of ‘interpretation’, to building a Holocaust memorial and through the use of homework projects we actively encourage our students to develop skills of independent learning.
From 2016 onwards, GCSE, students will follow the Edexcel Syllabus which involves the study of Superpower Relations 1941-1991, Russia 1917-1941, Medicine through time from 1250 (including a study of surgery and treatment on the Western Front from 1914-1918) and Early Elizabethan England from 1558 - 1588.
We believe that History should be experienced both inside and outside the classroom and so are involved with a variety of extra-curricular activities. In recent years our students have been on visits to Ypres, Rome, Berlin and even China in the past!
In addition to this, students at Christleton will also have the option to study Classical Civilisation at GCSE as an extra-curricular subject. Classical Civilisation involves the study of two Roman history units and two Greek history units. The areas of study are Emperor Nero, Pompeii and Herculaneum, Homers ‘Odyssey’ and Euripides ‘Medea’. Classical Civilisation has proven to be hugely popular with our students and can provide some new and diverse challenges to our Key stage 4 students.
Please view our Sixth Form Courses page for more information about this subject in Sixth Form.
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Why was Russia ripe for Revolution in 1917?
Provisional Government and Events of 1917
Bolshevik Consolidation of Power 1917-18
The Russian Civil War
War, Communism and NEP
The Power Struggle 1924-29
Purges - Great Terror
Life in the Soviet Union - Women and Minorities
Origins of the Cold War
Truman Doctrine / Marshall Plan
Berlin Crisis 1948-49
Cuban Missile Crisis
Prague Spring and Czechoslovakia
Reagan - Gorbachev
Fall of Berlin Wall
Fall of the Soviet Union
Unit 1 - Beliefs about Disease
Unit 1 - Treatments 1
Unit 1 - Treatments 2
Unit 2 - Great Plague 1665
Unit 2 - Medicine
Unit 3 - Florence Nightingale
Unit 3 - Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch
Unit 3 - Antiseptics and Anaesthetics
Unit 3 - Cholera
Unit 3 - Edward Jenner and Vaccinations
Unit 3 - Public Health Act
Unit 4 - DNA and Genetics
Unit 4 - Lung Cancer
Unit 4 - Magic Bullets
Unit 4 - Penicillin
Unit 4 - The NHS
Unit 5 - Medicine in the Early 20th Century
Unit 5 - Key Battles
Unit 5 - Trench Systems
Unit 5 - Types of Injuries
Unit 5 - RAMC FANY and the Chain of Evacuation
Unit 5 - Medical Advances
Unit 1 - Elizabeth’s Government
Unit 1 - Elizabethan Society
Unit 1 - Elizabeth’s Problems
Unit 1 - Elizabeth’s Character and Strengths
Unit 1 - Elizabeth’s Financial Weaknesses
Unit 1 - Elizabeth’s Challenges Abroad
Unit 1 - Religious Divisions and Settlement
Unit 1 - Role of the Church of England
Unit 1 - Challenge to Religious Settlement
Unit 2 - The Catholic Challenge Abroad
Unit 2 - Mary Queen of Scots
Unit 2 - The Revolt of the Northern Earls
Unit 2 - The Ridolfi Plot
Unit 2 - Throckmorton - Babington
Unit 2 - Walsingham
Unit 2 - Execution of Mary Queen of Scots
Unit 2 - Spain as a Political, Religious and Commercial Rival
Unit 2 - The Netherlands - Cadiz
Unit 2 - Armada Causes
Unit 2 - Armada 2 Events and Reasons for English Success
Unit 2 - Consequences of the Armada
Unit 3 - Elizabethan Education
Unit 3 - Sports, Pastimes and the Theatre
Unit 3 - The Problem of the Poor
Unit 3 - Changing Attitudes Towards the Poor
Unit 3 - Factors Prompting Exploration
Unit 3 - Drake’s Circumnavigation of the Globe
Unit 3 - Attempted Colonisation of Virginia
Unit 3 - Failure of Virginia