Events At a Glance

19/09/2019 Change to December Inset Day - IMPORTANT NOTICE
07/01/2020 Y11 EXTERNAL & INTERNAL EXAMS: JANUARY 2020

OUR CURRICULUM

History

HISTORY

"The best history doesn't just sit behind a glass case: it helps us to understand what's outside the case." Barack Obama. 

Staff      

  • Mrs Whitefoot, Curriculum Leader Humanities
  • Ms Richards, Lead Teacher in History

Year 7:

  • Historical Skills
  • The Norman Conquest
  • Medieval England 1066-1500
  • The Black Death
  • The Tudors and Queen Elizabeth l
  • Oliver Cromwell and the English Civil War

Year 8:

  • The Industrial Revolution: Britain 1750-1900
  • Public Health and Cholera
  • The British Empire (potentially with a trip to Blists Hill Victorian Village)
  • Slavery in the Americas
  • The First and Second World Wars including The Holocaust
Year 9: AQA GCSE History, Paper 2: Shaping the Nation
  • Section B, Thematic Study: Health and the people- a history of health and medicine from c.1000 to the Modern day
  • Section B. Depth study: Elizabethan Era - the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 plus historic environment study 
Year 10: AQA GCSE History, Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World
  • Section A, Period Study: Germany 1890 - 1945, a study of Germany covering both World Wars, the Weimar period and the rise of Hitler.
  • Section A, Depth Study: Conflict and Tension, 1894 - 1918, an in-depth study of the causes, fighting and ending of the First World War.
Year 11: AQA GCSE History, whole course
  • November Mock Exam: Paper 2 (potentially with a revision day trip with David Starkey)
  • March Mock Exam; Paper 1 
  • Targeted revision and intervention of the whole course