History is a fantastic subject for all students who have an enquiring mind, an interest in the world around them and who enjoy a subject which involves discussion, evaluating the evidence and justifying their opinions.
In History, we offer a wide and diverse curriculum that attempts – above all else – to imbue in the students a love for the discipline that will stay with them long after they have left the classroom. Students will develop an understanding of chronology, causation, source enquiry, interpretations and significance.
Ms King – History Teacher/ Curriculum Leader for Humanities
Mr Rollett – History Teacher / Assistant Principle
Skills, Knowledge, Understanding/Topics covered:
What is History?
The English Civil War
The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars
The Industrial Revolution
Britain’s transatlantic slave trade
The British Empire
The First World War
The Russian Revolution and communism
The Second World War
Crime and punishment
What do students learn in Year 10?
International Relations in the 20th Century.
This includes an investigation into how the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations tried to achieve peace at the end of World War One. It also examines the impact of Hitler’s foreign policy and the origins of the Cold War.
The Historical Enquiry focuses on an aspect of the First World War
20th Century Depth Studies
1. The Roaring Twenties of the USA includes an investigation into the economic boom, gangsters and the entertainment business.
2. Hitler’s Germany is an investigation into how the leader of the Nazi Party was able to establish a dictatorship and create a regime of suspicion and terror.
3. The Vietnam War examines the reasons why the USA decided to involve themselves in this conflict and the impact it had on both countries.
Enrichment is offered to Year 10 and 11.
Year 7 – Little Woodham
Year 8 – London Dungeons and Portsmouth Dockyard
Year 9 – Houses of Parliament
Year 10 – Battlefields trip
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