History

The History Department aims to equip students with a well-rounded knowledge of important people and events spanning a variety of historical contexts. We encourage students to treat history as an academic discourse and they will be taught to discuss, persuade and respond appropriately to relevant texts. They will also encounter a wide variety of cultures and will develop an appreciation of the diversity of experience. Students will learn to express themselves effectively and convey ideas in an accurate and professional manner in preparation for all forms of assessment.

KEY STAGE 3

YEAR 7

  • Half Term 1: Key skills and Anglo-Saxon life
  • Half Term 2: Battle of Hastings and the Norman Invasion
  • Half Term 3: Medieval Warfare
  • Half Term 4: Castles and Cathedrals, the power of the Church
  • Half Term 5: The Peasants Revolt and the Black Death
  • Half Term 6: The Crusades

YEAR 8

  • Half Term 1: Religious tensions in 1540 England
  • Half Term 2: The English Civil War, why did a king lose his head?
  • Half Term 3: The Black Peoples of America
  • Half Term 4: The Black Peoples of America
  • Half Term 5: The Suffragette movement
  • Half Term 6: Edwardian society

YEAR 9

  • Half Term 1: The First World War 1914to 1918
  • Half Term 2: Peace in Russia and the rise of communism
  • Half Term 3: Weimar Germany
  • Half Term 4: Hitler’s rise to power and then consolidation of power (GCSE unit).
  • Half Term 5: Holocaust
  • Half Term 6: Begin GCSE course: Super Power Relations

KEY STAGE 4

YEAR 10

  • Half Term 1: Warfare, 1250 to present
  • Half Term 2: Warfare, 1250 to present
  • Half Term 3: Super Power Relations, The Cold War
  • Half Term 4: Super Power Relations, The Cold War
  • Half Term 5: Tudor Rebellion
  • Half Term 6: Tudor Rebellion

YEAR 11

  • Half Term 1: Weimar and Nazi Germany
  • Half Term 2: Weimar and Nazi Germany
  • Half Term 3: Warfare, 1250 to present
  • Half Term 4: Revision
  • Half Term 5: Revision

SIXTH FORM

YEAR 12

  • Half Term 1:Mao's China / Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1991
  • Half Term 2: Mao's China / Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1991
  • Half Term 3: Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1991
  • Half Term 4: Soviet Russia from 1917 to 1991
  • Half Term 5: Revision

YEAR 13

  • Half Term 1: Tudor Rebellion/Coursework
  • Half Term 2: Tudor Rebellion/Coursework
  • Half Term 3: Tudor Rebellion/Coursework
  • Half Term 4: Soviet Russia 1917 to 1991
  • Half Term 5: Revision