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History has two dedicated classrooms, both of which are fitted with projectors. We also have a wide range of historical textbooks available to us. As a department, we greatly value the importance of extra curricular experiences and, as such, we organise a visit to Poland and Auschwitz and, as part of the AQA syllabus, we complete the study of a historical site as designated by the exam board.


Statement of Work


The History department is accelerating its programme of study for KS3 to cover all topics in a two year time frame. We are now following a new scheme of work which focuses on a thematic approach which is designed to stimulate and inspire students. The topics studied are designed so that students have the opportunity to develop their skills in key historical areas. These include cause and consequence, interpretation and change and continuity. The areas we study include medieval England, the Tudors and the Stuart's, the Industrial Revolution, the slave trade and World Wars 1 and 2.


KS4 – AQA GCSE pathways.

  • GCSE History is taught over the three year time frame. This will be studied in Years Nine, Ten and Eleven. The topics covered in Paper 1 are Germany 1890-1945 and Conflict and Tension in Europe,  1918-1939. This includes a study of the impact of the First World War on Germany and its political troubles after 1918, the Weimar Republic in the 1920s, the impact of the Great Depression, the rise of Hitler and, lastly,  Germany during the Second World War.  Section B of Paper 1 includes a detailed study of the Treaty of Versailles, the League of Nations, and the build up to World War II.
  • For Paper 2, we study GB: Health and the People 1000 to the present day and the Normans 1066- c1100
  • An examination at the end of the course counts for 100% of the marks with both papers being worth 50%

The Key Topics which students complete in preparation for the AQA World History paper include:

1          Germany under the Kaiser

2          The impact of World War One on Germany

3          The Weimar Republic

4          The Great Depression and its impact on Germany

5          Hitler's rise to power

6          Hitler's control of Nazi Germany

7          The impact of the Second World War on Germany

8          The Treaty of Versailles

9          The League of Nations

10.       The road to the the Second World War


Paper 2

GB: Health and the People 1000-present, The Normans 1066-1100

1          Medicine stands still - the medieval era

2          The beginnings of change - the Renaissance

3          A revolution in medicine - the industrial revolution

4          Modern medicine - 20th century to the present day.


The Normans, Conquest and Control

1          England before 1066

2          The claimants to the throne in 1066

3          The battles of 1066, including the Battle of Hastings

4          How William gained control of England including the use of terror, castle building and religion

5          William Rufus (William II)

6          Religious reform under the Normans

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