Curriculum: Key Stage 4

KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 11 History
Term 1Medicine in 18th and 19th century Britain    
The medical landscape since 1700 has transformed enormously and students will study the influence of Louis Pasteur’s Germ Theory, Edward Jenner and other key individuals central to this shift in medical prevention and treatment. As they move to the 20th century, students will learn how scientists such as Crick and Watson began to investigate causes of disease not related to microbes but genetics and lifestyle factors. The development of Magic bullets and the impact of the NHS will also be considered before finishing with a case study on the fight against one of modern Britain’s deadliest killers: lung cancer.
Assessment: ‘Jenner’s vaccination against smallpox was a major breakthrough in the prevention of disease in Britain during the period c1700–c1900.’ How far do you agree? Explain your answer.(16) You may use the following in your answer: • cowpox • cholera You must also use information of your own. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries, treatments and the trenches   
In this unit students will learn how developments in medicine in the early 20th century contributed to the treatment of soldiers in the British sector of the Western Front. They will also learn about the types of injuries and illnesses that were experienced by soldiers and the different types of surgery and medicine used to treat soldiers in WWI.
Assessment: Full exam paper (1 hr 20 minutes)Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3The Weimar Republic 1918-33   
This unit is an in depth study of the Weimar republic between 1918 and 1933. It examines the social and economic conditions in Germany in the aftermath of the First World War and the role played by Stresemann in Germany’s recovery. It also explores the role played by the Nazi Party in Germany’s political scene from its foundation to Hitler’s appointment as Chancellor in 1933.
Assessment: • Mini assessments to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the content. Exam style assessments: • Weimar republic 1928 – 23 • Recovery under Stresemann, 1924 – 29 • Hitler and the Nazi Party. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4The Nazi Years, 1933-39   
This unit is an in depth study of Nazi Germany in the years 1933 – 39. It examines how Hitler established the legal foundations for his dictatorship and put in place methods of propaganda to influence attitudes and remove any opposition. It also explores changes in the lives of German citizens, considers the racial policies of the Nazis and looks at the persecution of Jews and other minority groups in Germany.
Assessment: • Mini assessments to consolidate knowledge and understanding of the content. Exam style assessments: • Nazi control and dictatorship, 1933 – 39 Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Revision
Revision of all topics covered in Papers 1-3
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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