The Fallibroome Academy > Curriculum > History

We cover a full range of topics concerning British and World History from 1066 to the 20th Century. The department is well-resourced with a wide range of audio-visual aids as well as the more traditional textbooks. We offer an educational visit in each year from Year 7 through to Year 10, which are always popular with students and add a lot to the understanding they have gained in class. History remains a very popular choice at both GCSE and A-level at Fallibroome which is an indication of the positive experience offered to the students.

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  • Mr T Miller
    Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Mr E Donald
  • Mr A Luke
  • Mr S Taylor

During Key Stage 3 we cover major themes and periods from British and World History from 1066 to the present day:

For GCSE, we follow the AQA History A course on Medicine Through Time with Option D: Germany 1919-45.

There are three modules. The two exam papers will be taken at the end of Year 11.

Paper 1 (1hr 45mins exam) - Medicine Through Time (worth 35% of final grade)

Paper 2 (1hr 45 mins exam) - Germany 1919-45 (worth 40% of final grade)

Controlled Assessment - Quarry Bank Mill (worth 25% of final grade)

Controlled Assessment

The topic for the GCSE Controlled Assessment is Quarry Bank Mill & the Development of the Textile Industry. Delivery of this topic will start towards the end of Year 10 and continue into the start of Year 11.

There will be a series of lessons introducing the topic of the Industrial Revolution and the textiles industry. Following this, there will be a visit to Quarry Bank Mill at Styal in the June of Year 10. Pupils will then have the opportunity to prepare notes and plan their answers in lessons.

The formal writing of the Controlled Assessment answers will take place in exam conditions in History lessons, but pupils will be able to take in the notes that they have prepared in advance.

For Key Stage 5 we follow the AQA syllabus. 

In Year 12 the options taken are:

The Year 13 course covers:

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