History is taught in Year 7 as part of a Humanities carousel.
Students will have the opportunity to learn core skills such as analysing evidence and considering the historical significance of key events in English History from Roman times to the end of the Tudor Monarchy.
The study of History allows us to understand the context of our own and other cultures. Students will study National, European and World history in order to gain an insight into the past and the UK’s impact in the wider world. In Year 8 students will build on the skills of inference, analysis and evaluation learned in their first year of secondary education to look at the changing relationship between England and the rest of the world.
In Year 9 students will build on the skills of inference, analysis and evaluation learned across the first two years of secondary History. Throughout the course we will make links to modern events setting them in context to enable students to better understand some of the reasons behind modern international relations and conflicts.
Year 10 GCSE
Key Stage 4 History will build upon the fundamental historical concepts taught at KS3 such as change and continuity, significance , interpretations and source analysis. Our chosen exam board is Edexcel. The course is split into three papers which allows a wide breadth of historical knowledge to be obtained. Year 9 students will start their GCSE with our thematic study, Medicine in Britain c1250-modern day. This unit evaluates the process of change in medicine and how it has progressed throughout different periods of time.
Year 11 GCSE
In Year 11, students will resume their GCSE studies - beginning by continuing their study of Weimar and Nazi Germany . Students will then move on to acquiring further skills to consolidate their knowledge of our GCSE topics in order to prepare them for our external examinations.