Introduction

History is taught to all pupils in Key stage 3 and is an option subject at Key stage 4. It forms part of the E-Bacc. We aim to give pupils a sense of awareness of their place in the world as well as equip them with the skills necessary for success.

Curriculum

KS3

Year 7 (1 hour per week)

  • Introduction: What is History?
  • Theme 1 – Who am I
  • Theme 2 – Global citizen
  • Theme 3 – Power
  • The Tudors

Year 8 (2 hours per week)

  • Theme 1 – Edwardian Britain
  • Theme 2 – Slavery
  • Theme 3 – Britain in conflict 1914-1945
  • Nazi Germany
  • The Holocaust
  • Introduction to the Cold War

KS4 (3 hours per week)

Year 9

  • Elizabeth: Queen, government and religion
  • Challenges to Elizabeth at home and abroad
  • Elizabethan society in the age of exploration
  • The origins of the Cold War
  • Cold War crisis
  • The end of the Cold War

 

Year 10

  • The Weimar Republic
  • Hitler’s rise to power
  • Nazi control and dictatorship
  • Life in Nazi Germany

Year 11

  • Crime and punishment in Medieval England
  • Crime and punishment in early modern England
  • Crime and punishment in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • Crime and punishment in modern Britain
  • Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city

Exam Board

  • Edexcel GCSE (9-1)
  • Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment = Crime and punishment through time (1000-present) and Whitechapel (1870-1900)
  • Paper 2: Period study and British depth study = Superpower Relations and the Cold War (1941-1991) and Early Elizabethan England (1558-1588)
  • Paper 3: Modern depth study = Weimar and Nazi Germany (1918-1939)

Exam Dates – To be confirmed