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
- 1066 and the Norman Conquest
- Was King John a ‘bad’ king?
- The Black Death and the Peasant’s Revolt
- The Tudors and Religion
- The Spanish Armada
- The Gunpowder Plot
- Charles I and the English Civil War
- Why did the Titanic sink?
- Women’s suffrage
- World War One
- Hitler and the Rise of the Nazis
- Causes of World War Two
- The Home Front
- Were the 1960s swinging?
GCSE History – Years 9, 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