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History is a vital subject that trains our young people to question the world around them and helps them to understand where we have come from and where we want to be going. Students will develop their historical knowledge and understanding and learn how to use sources of evidence. They will focus on being able to research effectively and to communicate their ideas. Students will develop their literacy skills, including how to structure essays. Students will begin to ‘put themselves into the shoes’ of those people they learn about and to appreciate that people have different interpretations of history 

Miss C. Evans (Subject leader)



We are a small team; we work closely together to ensure that all our pupils receive the best history teaching and we really enjoy teaching our subject!


The KS3 enthuses students with a broad course of study with an emphasis on studying the history of the UK in chronological order to give students a genuine understanding of how the UK has grown and developed over the centuries. Students develop transferable skills which will be of value in the workplace.

The KS3 course is also designed to prepare students for study at GCSE.


Students study the AQA GCSE. It is an engaging course that prepares students for further study at A-Level as well giving them a secure grounding in economics, source evaluation and critical writing.

Our GCSE students are supported throughout the course with targeted intervention sessions and open-access to support with homework, controlled assessment preparation, and revision for exams.

Detailed Curriculum Map:


Year 7 – Introduction The Romans The study of an aspect or theme in British history extending Chronological knowledge before 1066. Medieval Realms Development of church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509.

Slavery to equality: Black peoples of America Study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnectedness with other world developments.

Year 8 “Catholic v Protestant” Britain 1500-1606. Development of church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.

“Royalist v Roundhead” Development of church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.

“science v superstition” Medicine, witchcraft and the plague.

“Progress v people”Ideas, political power, industry and Empire 1745-1901. • Local History study.

Year 9 Word war one Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.

World war two Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.

The cold war and 60’s Britain Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day.


Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

Section A: Period studies

America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality.

Part one: American people and the ‘Boom’

Part two: Bust – Americans’ experiences of the Depression and New Deal

Part three: Post-war America

Section B: Wider world depth studies

Conflict and tension between East and West, 1945–1972

Part one: The origins of the Cold War

Part two: The development of the Cold War

Part three: Transformation of the Cold War

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

Section A: Thematic studies

2C Britain: Migration, empires and the people: c790 to the present day

Part one: Conquered and conquerors

Part two: Looking west

Part three: Expansion and empire

Part four: Britain in the 20th century

Section B: British depth studies including the historic environment

Restoration England, 1660–1685

Part one: Crown, Parliament, plots and court life

Part two: Life in Restoration England

Part three: Land, trade and war

Part four: The historic environment of Restoration England Exams: AqA History.

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