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Thanks for the feedback - next week we are introducing lunch time study sessions staffed by a range of subjects and we have a Monday after school drop in session for Maths!


but we always welcome advice on how we can do more! Contact Mr. Eyre via the academy reception for a detailed discussion’


Thank you for raising your concerns - all students have had Revision lists, advice on guides and how to use them in lessons , over 40 intervention classes are running a week


You need to collect an application pack from Mr Stander or Mr Eyre ASAP. The Deadline for applications is Wednesday, 4pm


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“We discover the past together”

History is concerned with the study and appreciation of the past. It contributes to pupils' understanding of the world and its interdependence, achievements and aspirations.

The Department aims to give pupils an appreciation of the events and people that have shaped the past and in turn, the world they live in. It works to assist the development of lively, enquiring minds that question and construct rational argument. In addition, the Department seeks to develop the history skills of pupils, such as extended writing and source work and to make access across the key stages a smooth transition. There are many cross curricular links to subjects such as English, Citizenship and RE.

What do Students Study in History

History is a compulsory subject for all pupils in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8) and an option at Key Stage 4. (Years 9-11) Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups at both key stages. At Key Stage 3 pupils have two 50 minute lessons each week increasing to three 50 minute lessons each week at Key Stage 4.

In all years the Department uses a variety of skills, including source work, role plays, debates, and visual, written and oral presentations. A variety of textbooks and other resources - including pictures, video, music, and interactive whiteboard activities are used to enable students to develop their historical skills and appreciation of the subject.



Ms P Haigh - Assistant Principal and Teacher of History

Ms K Harvey - Director of Learning, Humanities.

Mr T Jones - Subject Lead, History.

Ms O Boyle - Teacher of History

Ms A Collins - Teacher of History

Mr F Fish - Teacher of History


Key Stage 3

In Year 7 and 8, students explore the key events of the previous millennia.  The unit titles are listed below. Further information on these topics can be sought from your child's History teacher.

Year 7 –

Unit 1- The Romans in Britain - The study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066

Unit 2 – The Norman Conquest - The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509

Unit 3 - The Early Tudors - The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745

Unit 4 – The Later Tudors - The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745

Unit 5 – The Civil war - The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745

Unit 6 – Cromwell and the restoration - The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745


Year 8

Unit 1 - The transatlantic slave trade - Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901

Unit 2 - From Slavery to Civil Rights – America in the 20th Century - At least one study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments

Unit 3 - Britain and the Industrial Revolution - Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901

Unit 4 - World War One and the Peace Settlement - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day

Unit 5 - How ‘great’ was the Great War? - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day

Unit 6 - The Holocaust - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day

ILT - Students receive one piece of ILT a week to complete - in the form of a booklet.

Key Stage 4

At GCSE, students explore Modern world History. Students are provided with a course book. There is a clear focus for each year, mapped out below.

SPECIFICATION: GCSE – Edexcel History A: Modern World History

Year 9 - WW2, The cold war

Year 10 - USA 1919-1941, Representations of History- Russia 1919-1939

Year 11 - War and the transformation of society 1903-1928

ILT: Is set weekly by the class teacher. Tasks may include:

- Source analysis

- Essay tasks

- Creative Writing tasks - Re-examinations

Key Stage 5

At AS Level, students follow the EDEXCEL History specification.  Students are provided with a  full course outline. Topics covered include:

Year 12

Russia in revolution - from Autocracy to democracy 1885-1924

Stalin’s Russia 1924-1953

The changing position of women 1850-1935

Year 13

The Crusades

The United States, 1917-54: Boom, Bust and Recovery

ILT - Students receive at least 3-5 hours of ILT a week, set by the class teacher. This may include essay tasks, source exploration, coursework preparation or examination revision.