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History

Team Leader:  Miss J Affleck

Subject Description

History is an exciting and enjoyable course which enables learners to understand the changes that have taken place to create the world we live in today. It allows learners to explore the History of Britain as well as the History of other nations across the world and create analytical comparisons. Through studying History learners develop skills in enquiry, significance, interpretation, knowledge, understanding and cause and consequence. Through History we build learners that become independent, effective participants, creative thinkers and team workers. 

Department Facilities

The History department has bespoke History classrooms, with access to computer facilities. The classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards, visual resources and relevant text books.

Curriculum Overview

Key stage 3

Year 7 topics include:

  • Introduction to History
  • 1066
  • William’s control
  • Castles
  • Life in the Middle Ages
  • Middle Ages Conflict
  • Year 8 topics include:
  • Tudors
  • Stuarts
  • British Empire
  • Slavery
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Protest
  • Year 9 topics include:
  • Jack the Ripper
  • World War One
  • Rise of Hitler
  • Holocaust
  • World War Two
  • Modern Warfare

Key stage 4

GCSE History offers learners the opportunity to understand the process of medicine and surgery through time and understanding the context of the wider world through a thematic study and how modern warfare has shaped politics today.

Medicine Through Time (25% of final GCSE grade – 1 exam at end of Year 11)

Transformation of surgery (25% of final GCSE grade – 1 exam at end of Year 11)

American West (25% of final GCSE grade – 1 exam at end of Year 11)

Coursework on the Vietnam War (25% of final GCSE grade – controlled assessment taken in Year 11)

Extra-Curricular Provision

Trips at GCSE include a trip to Thackeray Medical museum to link into the GCSE course.

Trips at KS3 include visits to museums such as the Royal Armouries.

Resources to support learning

The History department runs after school Year 11 classes from 3-4pm on Mondays to provide extra revision.

ICT Resources

BBC Bitesize