Aims of the Department:

  • To inspire pupils’ curiosity and imagination through the teaching of history.
  • To use the choices, experiences and beliefs of people in the past to inspire pupils today.
  • To help pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels.
  • To enable pupils to ask and answer questions about the present by engaging with the past.
  • To enable pupils to find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world.
  • To help pupils to develop skills of enquiry; of understanding chronology; of understanding why things happen and how things have changed

Topics/Areas of Study

Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Migration
  • Conquest
  • Power
  • Religion
  • Turning Points
  • Slavery

Year 8

  • Empire
  • Revolution
  • Democracy
  • Total War
  • Civil Rights

Year 9

  • Dictatorship
  • Genocide
  • Global Conflict
  • Medicine through Time

GCSE History – Years 10 and 11 – Key Stage 4

  • Medicine in Britain, c1250-present
  • The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-1918: injuries, treatment and the trenches
  • Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
  • The American West, c1835-1895
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939