Overview of KS3

Year 7: In Year 7 we study the Romans, before moving on to explore Medieval England. We consider both political and social history to understand what life was like for ordinary people at the time, as well as the ruling elite.

Year 8: In Year 8 we study the Tudors, Stuarts and the British Empire which helps explain why the Church of England exists today, and how Britain gained its wealth through trade and conflict.

Year 9: In Year 9 between September and Christmas, students will study aspects of the Twentieth Century as part of their foundation course in preparation for the start of the GCSE. They will look at the Suffragettes, Titanic and genocide including the Holocaust building up some of the skills needed to tackle the GCSE exam papers.

Overview of KS4

We study the AQA History course at KS4. This comprises of two papers.

Paper 1B: Understanding the Modern World includes a period study of Germany; Democracy and Dictatorship, 1890-1945 and a wider world depth study on Conflict and Tension, WW1 1894-1918.

Paper 2C: Shaping the Nation includes a thematic study of Britain looking at migration, empires and the people c790 to the present day and a British depth study on Elizabethan England c1568-1603.

Students begin the GCSE course in the January of Year 9 with the WW1 topic.

In Year 10, students will cover the Germany and Migration topic. In Year 11 from 2020, students will study the Elizabethan England topic and have a long period of revision time prior to their final exams.

Grade Ladders

Grade ladders show the skills/content that a pupil is required to demonstrate to reach each particular grade. These can be used by pupils and parents in targeting what they need to do to make progress in each subject.


Curriculum Intent

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History – Summary

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