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02/06/20

Our weekly wellbeing bulletin is being email to parents today. There are as always ideas for supporting both yours and your child/children’s wellbeing

01/06/20

Our certificate of social value for 2019-20 for the hours DofE Chobham Academy students donated to their local community. Across London, DofE participants contributed an incredible 356,616 hours volunteering to help others, which equates to a social value of over £1.5 million! https://t.co/So5fRC9sat

01/06/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Today PE GCSE, A-level & CTEC Sport students had their 2nd live Q&A session with & footballer Dale Stephens. Focusing on Attitude, Resilience & Determination in becoming an elite athlete. Check Instagram for highlights. ChobhamacadPE https://t.co/dXWX4MuO3j

01/06/20

With the start of a new term we want to celebrate the amazing completion of 135,262 questions in Summer 1 through Home Learning tasks. Congratulations to the top 3 classes! Let's keep up the good work in Summer 2! https://t.co/v45O3qs7i3

18/05/20

Mental Health Awareness Week https://t.co/k1lniXYaWz

18/05/20

A new week with some new classes in the top 3. Great work everyone especially 9Y-MA4 that has almost doubled the amount of tasks completed compared to last week https://t.co/l0RUgTcnQy

18/05/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Summer term week 5     challenge. This weeks challenge is focused around the app TikTok. We challenge you to be creative and create your own exercise TikTok or replicate Miss Ellis. Send your videos to your PE teacher via email. Good Luck. https://t.co/oIDCteNdYb

13/05/20

Celebration students’ maths work. A well deserved congratulations to last weeks' top 3 classes for all your effort! https://t.co/c8sv60MaZf

11/05/20

Retweetd From 🆆🅴🆂🆃🆈

Can’t wait to Mr Starkey’s challenge!

11/05/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

🚨 BIG ANNOUNCEMENT 🚨 The PE Instagram is officially back after many years of being absent, go and check us out! 📸 ChobhamacadPE ⚽️🏀🎾🏓⚾️🤸‍♂️🤾🧘‍♀️🧗

11/05/20

During the coronavirus lockdown, all staff at Chobham Academy remain committed to providing up-to-date and relevant career advice for our students. This is our most recent careers bulletin which offers guidance and advice about student's career choices and pathways. https://t.co/vYdmyXdFP9

07/05/20

Retweetd From Chobham PE Dept

Summer term week 3    challenge. This weeks challenge requires upper body strength & balance. You will be challenged to put a t-shirt over your head whilst in a handstand position being supported by a wall as demonstrated by Miss Ellis.🤸👕 Good luck! https://t.co/kPyJoTxzyZ

07/05/20

Today is the most important holiday for Buddhists 🙂 Happy Vesak Day - The Buddha's birthday! https://t.co/wlZBbvGfUa

01/05/20

St Joseph's Hospice in Hackney has played an essential role in palliative care, for our community for over 100 years. All funds have been lost - if you are able to support them the link for donations is https://t.co/BfFN9oYpkX

30/04/20

Well done to Renee in Year 9 for demonstrating some outstanding photography skills to complete one of the Geography department's challenges!! https://t.co/cXcFumFCQJ

28/04/20

Retweetd From Barking and Dagenham

UPDATE 28 APRIL | Today is International Workers’ Memorial Day and at 11am we held a minute’s silence to remember all our health, care & front line workers, who have sadly lost their lives to coronavirus. Now, more than ever, we owe it to them https://t.co/s3YYGSCVbN

28/04/20

Retweetd From World Book Day UK 📚

DID YOU KNOW we have lots of FREE booky activities to keep the kids busy during lockdown. 🎨 DOWNLOAD activity sheets to get creative! https://t.co/HiDFW6kZ8b 🎥 WATCH 12 Author & Illustrator Masterclasses https://t.co/1coDYfUVo8 🎮GAMES to play online https://t.co/EtENcE4CKm https://t.co/y80Fto2eQG

28/04/20

Retweetd From 🚒 LFB Fire Cadets 🚒

Come and watch LIVE Bake Along at home on our account at 2pm with Coordinator Lucy ..... don’t miss out! https://t.co/yWNcu1mSWX

28/04/20

Frankenstein is being streamed on the National Theatre Live YouTube page on Thursday at 7pm and is highly recommended by our Performing Arts team! Please click the link below: https://t.co/fkkL08cxNF

28/04/20

Retweetd From NSPCC

Without our incredible volunteers, we wouldn't be able to answer the young people who contact Childline. & without people contacting our helpline, we wouldn't be able to protect the children we do. Together we can help children & young people who need us now more than ever. https://t.co/Mpc3KHo4BL

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History

A Level History (Edexcel)

Aims

To enable students to:

  • read widely and independently set texts and others that they have selected for themselves
  • engage critically and creatively with a substantial body of texts and ways of responding to them
  • develop and effectively apply their knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation
  • explore the contexts of the texts they are reading and others’ interpretations of them
  • undertake independent and sustained studies to deepen their appreciation and understanding of English literature, including its changing traditions.

Qualification at a glance

Paper 1: Breadth study with interpretations

Externally assessed 30% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students take one of the following options:

1A: The crusades, c1095-1204

1B: England, 1509-1603: authority, nation and religion

1C: Britain, 1625-1701: conflict, revolution and settlement

1D: Britain, c1785-c1870: democracy, protest and reform

1E: Russia, 1917-91: from Lenin to Yeltsin

1F: In search of the American Dream the USA, c1917-96

1G: Germany and West Germany, 1918-89

1H: Britain transformed, 1918-97

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination, lasting 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Students answer three questions: one from Section A, one from Section B and one from Section C.
  • Sections A and B comprise a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in breadth (AO1)
  • Section C comprises one compulsory question that assesses the ability to analyse and evaluate historical interpretations (AO3).

Paper 2: Depth Study

Externally assessed 20% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students take one of the following options:

2A.1: Anglo-Saxon England and the Anglo-Norman Kingdom, c1053-1106

2A.2: England and the Angevin Empire in the reign of Henry II, 1154-89

2B.1: Luther and the German Reformation, c1515-55

2B.2: The Dutch Revolt, c1563-1609

2C.1: France in revolution, 1774-99

2C.2: Russia in revolution, 1894-1924

2D.1: The unification of Italy, c1830-70

2D.2: The unification of Germany, c1840-71

2E.1: Mao’s China, 1949-76

2F.1: India, c1914-48: the road to independence

2F.2: South Africa, 1948-94: from apartheid state to ‘rainbow nation’

2G.1: The rise and fall of fascism in Italy, c1911-46

2G.2: Spain, 1930-78: republicanism, Francoism and the re-establishment of democracy

2H.1: The USA, c1920-55: boom, bust and recovery

2H.2: The USA, 1955-92: conformity and challenge

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Students answer two questions: one from Section A and one from Section B.
  • Section A comprises one compulsory question for the option studies, based on two sources. It assesses source analysis and evaluation skills (AO2)
  • Section B comprises a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in depth (AO1)

Paper 3: Themes in breadth with aspects in depth

Externally assessed 30% of the total qualification

Overview of content

Students take one of the following options:

30: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509

31: Rebellion and disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603

32: The Golden Age of Spain, 1474-1598

33: The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1580-c1750

34.1: Industrialisation and social change in Britain, 1759-1928: forging a new society

34.2: Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780-1939

35.1: Britain: losing and gaining an empire, 1763-1914

35.2: The British experience of warfare, c1790-1928

36.1: Protest, agitation and parliamentary reform in Britain, c1780-1928

36.2: Ireland and the Union, c1774-1923

37.1: The changing nature of warfare, 1859-1991: perception and reality

37.2: Germany, 1871-1990: united, divided and reunited

38.1: The making of modern Russia, 1855-1991

38.2: The making of modern China, 1860-1997

39.1: Civil rights and race relations in the USA, 1850-2009

39.2: Mass media and social change in Britain, 1882-2004

Overview of assessment

  • Written examination, lasting 2 hours 15 minutes.
  • Students answer three questions: one from Section A, one from Section B and one from Section C.
  • Section A comprises one compulsory question for the option studied, assessing source analysis and evaluation skills (AO2).
  • Section B comprises a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in depth (AO1).
  • Section C comprises a choice of essays that assess understanding of the period in breadth (AO1).

Coursework

Internally assessed, externally moderated 20% of the total qualification

Overview of assessment

  • Students complete a single assignment on a question set by the centre.
  • The assignment will assess the ability to carry out a historical enquiry, analysing and evaluating historical interpretations, and organising and communicating the findings (AO1/AO3)

Assessment Objectives

Students Must:

% in GCE

AO1

Demonstrate, organise and communicate knowledge and understanding to analyse and evaluate the key features related to the periods studied, making substantiated judgements and exploring concepts, as relevant, of cause, consequence, change, continuity, similarity, difference and significance 55

AO2

Analyse and evaluate appropriate source material, primary and/or contemporary to the period, within its historical context 20

AO3

Analyse and evaluate, in relation to the historical context, different ways in which aspects of the past have been interpreted 25

Total   100%