History

We aim to create the very best historians. We challenge students to think, act and speak like
those working in the field would: to research thoroughly, to weigh-up evidence, to understand
chronology, to evaluate interpretations and develop arguments. We do this by a consistent
approach across the department ensuring all students develop the range of skills needed to
become confident in their own opinions, make well supported judgements and expressing
them articulately using keywords from topics and academic, historical vocabulary.

In Year 7 students study:

The Norman Conquest

Religion in the Middle Ages

Medieval Monarchs

Challenges to the Catholic Church

In Year 8 students study:

Slavery

The Industrial Revolution

Extension of the Franchise

In Year 9 students study:

The Western Front

Medicine

Elizabethan England

In Year 10 students follow the Edexcel GCSE History course. Topics covered are:

Superpower relations and the Cold War

Germany - the rise of Hitler

In Year 11 students follow the Edexcel GCSE History course. Topics covered are:

Germany - Life in Nazi Germany

Medicine through time