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.

Department Staff


Miss Carter-Brown  – History Teacher/ Curriculum Leader for Humanities
Mrs King – History Teacher / Assistant Principal
Mr Beck – History Teacher / SENCO
Miss Stephens – History Teacher


All year groups cover a wide range of varying historical topics. These are outlined below and are driven by a central enquiry question:

Skills, Knowledge, Understanding:

Year 7

  • Introduction to History
  • Toilets Through Time
  • Britain Before 1066
  • Norman Conquest
  • Power in Medieval Britain
  • Life in Medieval Britain
  • Tudor England including the Reformation
  • English Civil War


Year 8

  • French Revolution
  • Industrial Revolution
  • British Empire
  • Slavery
  • Civil Rights in America
  • First World War


Year 9

  • Russian Revolution
  • Causes of World War II
  • Life in Hitler’s Germany
  • The Holocaust
  • World War II
  • Suffragettes and Suffragists
  • America in the 1920s and 1930s
  • The Vietnam War


AT GCSE we study the Edexcel History 9-1 course. The topics we cover include:

  • Crime and Punishment Through Time, c.1000-present
  • Superpower Relations and the Cold War, 1941-1991
  • Anglo Saxon and Norman England, c.1060-1088
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939


These units are assessed at the end of Year 11 across three exam papers. They test the student’s understanding of chronology, causation, source enquiry, interpretations and significance.