Meet the team
- Mrs Claire Anderson – Head of History
- Ms Helen Nicholls – SLT lead for attendance
- Ms Emma Gordon
- Ms Clare Thomas
- Mr James Crumbie
Year 7 and 8 History
We aim to promote a passion for history and engage students so they become independent learners and are equipped with a wide variety of skills that will support further education, apprenticeships and skills needed in the workplace. We hope that curriculum provides a wide-ranging experience for our students with plenty of opportunity for the creation of memorable experiences.
The curriculum map for year 7 and 8 is currently under review and will be updated over the coming months.
Below is an overview of planned topic areas and themes that will be covered.
|Academic Year||Topics Covered|
|Chronology of British History|
Why was 1066 a turning point in British history
How did the medieval kings deal with challenges to their authority?
How did religious change affect the lives of British people?
How important was the Industrial Revolution?
|Democracy and Power|
|Year 8||Why did European imperialism
lead to war?|
How did World War One change Britain?
Why did dictatorship develop across Europe?
How did World War Two change Britain?
How did persecution occur in the twentieth century?
How has technology affected the world we live in today?
|Democracy and Power|
We aim to promote a passion for history and engage students so they become independent learners and are equipped with a wide variety of skills that will support further education, apprenticeships and skills needed in the workplace.
Below is a break-down of the assessment objectives and their weighting for each topic the exam requirements for each. All exams will be taken in Year 11.
Exam Board: Pearson/Edexcel
|Thematic study with historic environment||Crime and Punishment|
1000 - Present
|AO1/AO2/ AO3||Paper 1:|
1 hr 15 mins 52 Marks
|Period study||The American West c1835-c1895||20%||AO1/AO2||Paper 2:|
1 hr 45 mins 64 Marks
|British depth study||Early Elizabethan England|
|Modern depth study||Germany 1918-1939||30%||AO1/AO2/ AO3/AO4||Paper 3:|
1 hr 20 mins 52 Marks
AO1 - Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the key features and characteristics of the periods studied.
AO2 - Explain and analyse historical events and periods studied using second-order historical concepts.
AO3 - Analyse, evaluate and use sources (contemporary to the period) to make substantiated judgements, in the context of historical events studied.
AO4 - Analyse, evaluate and make substantiated judgements about interpretations (including how and why interpretations may differ) in the context of historical events studied.
Click here for brief summary of the curriculum plan for Key Stage 4.
Key Stage 5
History in the Sixth Form is an incredibly popular subject where students perform brilliantly in external examinations. As part of the 2-year A Level, students will study key historical periods such as The Tudors and Democracy and Nazism in Germany 1918-1945. Students will also complete an Historical Investigation on a topic of their choosing which will be internally moderated and assessed.