History

“Those who don’t know History are destined to repeat it.” 

History is a fascinating subject. Students learn about past societies, famous people and events, that have defined who we are as a nation today.

It is important that young people learn about the events of the past, so that in the future the human race, does not repeat the same mistakes and humanitarian disasters. Students will learn how England was established in 1066, right through to modern day twenty first century history and the foundations of terrorism.

In studying History students will be able to develop a variety of knowledge and skills, including evaluation, analysis and most importantly extended literacy skills. Students will have the opportunity to visit places of historical importance to support the engaging curriculum learnt in class.


Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
  1. What is History?
  2. The Norman Conquest 1066
  3. King John and the Magna Carta
  4. Black Death
  5. Peasants Revolt
  6. Medieval Life
  1. Henry VIII
  2. Reformation
  3. English Civil War
  4. Industrial Revolution
  1. First World War 1914 – 1918
  2. Second World War 1939 – 1945
  3. Terrorism 2000 – Present Day

Key Stage 3 History will be assessed in class and will consist of extended writing and source based questions, which will prepare students for Key Stage 4.


Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Over two years, you will study:

Year 10 GCSE Year 11 GCSE
  • Henry VIII and his ministers 1509-1547
  • Medicine & Warfare through time 1350 – Present Day
  • Germany 1918 – 1939
  • Cold War 1945 – 1990
  • Medicine Through time 50 AD – Present Day
  • Surgery 1845 – 1918
  • America 1919 – 1941
  • Germany 1918 – 1945

KS4 Assessment

  • Written assessment will take place every two weeks, in the form of exam essay questions.
  • Students will be assessed at the end of each unit, with a test in exam conditions. This will be marked based on the exam board criteria and will provide staff and students, with an accurate indication of their current progress.
  • Students are expected to revise for end of unit assessments, using all the revision material provided by their teacher.
  • Students will also complete formal mock exams, in preparation for the final GCSE.