Curriculum Map

The link below allows you to see when topics may be covered; this is a guide for information only and has the potential to change as the year progresses.

Curriculum Map 

Key Stage 3 

Year 7

Pupils are introduced to History at Key Stage 3 with a study of the Roman Empire. During the spring term Britain 1066-1500 becomes our focus with an in-depth study of the major features of Britain’s medieval past following the Norman Conquest. Year 7 is completed with a study of Islamic Civilisations. Pupils are introduced to a rich variety of sources to develop their historical skills, and a broad range of historical concepts to enhance their understanding of the past during the Medieval Period.


Year 8

The initial focus of this year 8 course is Britain 1500-1750. We concentrate upon the far-reaching political, social and religious changes that shaped early Modern Britain from the Tudor monarchy to the Civil War and English Republic. Pupils have the opportunity to deal with a range of historical sources and to develop their understanding of the nature of the subject. Later in the year we study Britain 1750-1900. Public Health and the impact of industrialisation on Britain and its increased involvement in the Slave Trade during the Early-Modern Period. We complete Year 8 with a Depth Study on Black Peoples’ of the Americas.


Year 9

Some pupils will not continue History beyond year 9 so it is important that they are given an overview of the main events, personalities and developments which combine to shape both modern Britain and the 20th century world. We investigate the importance of the First World War and its consequences for those involved. We then move on to study both the social and political movements of the Twentieth century ranging from the fight for an independent Ireland, the Russian Revolution, and the rise of Adolf Hitler. The considerable amount of original film footage enables us to bring these issues to the pupils’ attention and stimulate their imagination and historical understanding, particularly during our study of the Modern Period. 


Key Stage 4

The study of History at GCSE is thought-provoking, active and engaging. It gives you a deeper understanding of the world in which you live and help you to develop your skills of research, analysis and evaluation, which are particularly desirable skills at University. The topics studied have been purposefully chosen to compliment the specialities of the department as well as provide a valuable foundation for further potential study of the subject.

GCSE Examination - Edexcel
There are 3 papers to be examined.

Paper 1: Medicine in Britain 1250 to present including a study of the British sector of the Western Front: injuries, treatment and the trenches
There are 52 marks in total available with a time allowance of 1 hour and 15 minutes.
This paper assesses pupils’ ability to study thematically and use an historical environment.

Paper 2: This is divided into two topics –

There are 64 marks in total available with a time allowance of 1 hour and 45 minutes
This paper assesses pupils’ understanding of different time periods through examining British history.

Paper 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39 (studied in Year 11)

There are 52 marks in total available with a time allowance of 1 hour and 20 minutes 


Key Stage 5

The A Level History course is designed to offer students opportunities to learn about the past and present arguments and ideas effectively. You will learn to understand how people think and what motivates them. You will develop skills of interpretation, analysis and the ability to construct clear and logical arguments whilst being given the opportunity to reach original judgements.
A Level Examination - OCR

The 2 year course covers the following units:


Upcoming Events

27 Apr

Year 12 Enrichment

27 April, 2022 (4:45pm) – 14 July, 2022
16 May

GCE & GCSE Public Exams

16 May, 2022 – 29 June, 2022
30 May

Pupils Absent (Half Term)

30 May, 2022 – 3 June, 2022
06 Jun

Pupils Return

All Day