Medicine Through Time
At Key Stage Four students continue to build on the skills they
developed during the lower school and begin to see History in a broader
context by exploring the development of human society through a particular
theme – the Study of Medicine. This programme of study challenges
students to see the relationships between seemingly disparate time
periods and establish a genuine understanding of how and why they
are linked together.
Students will cover broad themes based on developments on surgery,
public health and hygiene and causes and cures of disease. They will
examine how different societies responded to these different medical
challenges based on the ideas prevalent at the time. They will explore
Ancient civilisations – Egyptian, Greek and Roman , Viking
and Saxon Britain, the Middle ages, the Medical Renaissance in Europe
, Victorian Britain and medicine in the Twentieth Century.
The American West
Students will also undertake an in depth study
of the development of The American West. Students will explore
the factors leading to the spread of the modern American society
across the Great Plains into West and its effect on the Native populations.
They will explore the political, economic and social factors encouraging
mass migration across the continent and how various communities
established themselves and their cultures in a fledgling country.
Students will become familiar with the culture and belief systems
of the original native populations and will explore the impact of
the migration of white Americans from the East coast to the West.