Understanding past events and people and their significance gives students a better insight into the world around them.

We believe in the importance of not just learning history, but learning from history. The study of History equips pupils with the ability to critically analyse source material, assess the merits of different arguments, hone their debating skills, and recognise bias and propaganda.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • The Tollund Man
  • The Vikings
  • The Norman Conquest
  • The Tudors
  • The English Civil War
  • The French Revolution
  • The Slave Trade
  • World War 1
  • World War 2
  • The Cold War
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Who shot JFK?
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II’s rule
  • Growth of democracy
  • Impact of WW1
  • Weimar Germany
  • Germany and the Depression
  • Life in Nazi Germany
  • Origins of the Cold War
  • Development of the Cold War
  • Transformation of the Cold War
  • Viking Invasion
  • Hundred Years’ War
  • The Slave Trade
  • Colonisation in North America
  • India under British control
  • Impact of the World Wars
  • Legacy of Empire
  • Britain’s relationship with Europe
  • Elizabeth’s Court and Parliament
  • Life in Elizabethan times
  • Troubles at home and abroad
  • Historic environment of Elizabethan England

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE History (8145)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.