Wightwick Hall School

A Business & Enterprise College

Developing Life Skills through Ethical Business Education

Tinacre Hill, Compton,
Wolverhampton, WV6 8DA
Tel: 01902 761889 or 761658
Fax: 01902 765080
Email:
officeØwightwickhall.staffs.sch.uk
English | Maths | Science | Computing | Gates | Geography | History | Religious Education | PSHE | Languages | 6th Form | Design&Technology | Art | Music | PE | Business & Enterprise

Welcome to the History Department

History at Wightwick is learning about the past in order to help pupils to make sense of the world in which they live.

We aim to show pupils that today’s world has grown out of yesterday’s actions. We aim to arouse interest and curiosity about the past, to learn about the famous people and events who have shaped our history and to help pupils to understand why some of these events took place.

They will gain historical awareness by putting their growing knowledge into different areas of our British values, to understand the connections of how the rule of law has evolved along with our personal liberties and how these values were gained through historical events, to understand the connections between local, regional, national and international history and our tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

The schemes of work at Key Stage 3 is taken from the National Curriculum and builds upon prior knowledge learnt at Key Stage 2.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

The unit of work has been developed from the National Curriculum and the pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through the study of the Roman Empire, Britain 1066 - 1500, Britain 1500 - 1750, Britain 1750 - 1900 and a world study after 1900. Pupils are taught in their year groups and have one hour per week allocated to the subject.

Students progress is reported three times a year to parents. Progress is recorded and monitored by using the BSquared assessment tool.

Year 7/8 Autumn 1

Tudor life in towns and countryside

Spring 1

Tudor Kings and Queens and political events
Visit Selly manor

Summer 1

Stuarts: Kings and political events

Autumn 2

Tudor Kings and Queens and political events

Spring 2

Stuarts: Kings and political events

Summer 2

Fire of London
Great plague
United Kingdom
Visit Bascobel encampment

Year 9 Autumn 1

Britain 1750-1900
Changes in agriculture

Spring 1

Development of iron
Iron Bridge
Poor law and work houses

Summer 1

Development of railways and their effect on the Inductrial Revolution
New life in mines

Autumn 2

Industrial revolution
Life in the towns and factories

Spring 2

Improvements in transport
Canals and roads

Summer 2

Slave trade and British colonies
Visit Blists Hill