Our Vision

To enable our students to appreciate the world in which we live and develop an understanding of how the lives we live today were shaped by the actions of the past.

Key stage 3

At Key Stage 3 History covers British History from the Romans Middle Ages to the present as well as looking at both non European and world history.  We also aim to develop key skills of analysis and evaluation of evidence.

Year 7: The Romans , The Middle Ages (1066-1200) and Tudor England

Year 8: The Stuarts and the Civil War Britain 1750-1900 – the Industrial Age The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Changing life in Britain through the 20th Century which included both World wars and the Cold war.

Key stage 4

At Key stage 4 students will study the AQA History specification which will be examined at the end of year 11 with two examinations:

Paper 1 – Understanding the modern world

Paper 2 – Shaping the nation

To prepare for these examinations the students will study the following each year:


Year 9

Unit 1: Health and the people, this is a study in development which looks at the changes made in medicine from 1000AD to the present.

Unit 2: Nazi Germany (1918-45).  This is a study in depth and looks at the expansion of Nazi Germany and the subsequent conflict.

Year 10

Unit 1:  Conflict and tension- 1919-1939. This is a study in evaluating different aspects of the past and using sources to this. We focus on the causes of WWII and how and why the conflict occurred.

Unit 2:  Elizabeth I. This is a study focusing on Elizabethan England- 1568-1603. This will include Elizabeth’s policies and life in Elizabethan times. There will also be a historical environment question.

Year 11

We will focus on revision and examination preparation.

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GCSE History

If you wish to find out more about the curriculum your daughter is studying, please contact Mr Ash.