Statement of intent

“Our History curriculum aims to provide students with a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We encourage students to be critical of information, to weigh up evidence, and to develop perspective in order to form judgements. Our curriculum offers the opportunity for students to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We do this by introducing students to key historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts.”

Implementation- Curriculum map



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Year 7


What is History?

Medieval Realms


The Tudors

The English Civil War




Year 8



September 2019- The English Civil War

September 2020- The Industrial Revolution



January2019- The Industrial Revolution

January 2020- WW1 and the interwar years





May 2019- WW1 and the interwar years

May 2020- WW2 and the Holocaust

Year 9



September 2019- WW2 and the Holocaust

September 2020- Medicine Through Time (GCSE)





Medicine Through Time (GCSE)


May 2019- Medicine Through Time (GCSE)

May 2020- Elizabeth I (GCSE)






Year 10 Edexcel


September 2019- Medicine Through Time (GCSE)

September 2020- Elizabeth I (GCSE)


January 2019- Elizabeth I (GCSE)

January 2020- Elizabeth I / Germany 1918-45 (GCSE)

 May 2019- Germany 1918-45

May 2020- Germany 1918-45




 Year 11 Edexcel

 September 2019- Germany 1918-45

September 2020- Germany/Cold War




January 2019- Cold War

January 2020- Cold War






Year 12 Edexcel

Germany 1918-89

Fascist Italy

Germany 1918-89

Fascist Italy

Germany 1918-89/Coursework

Fascist Italy

Year 13 Edexcel



British Experience of warfare



British Experience of warfare




Students who continue GCSE History will study the Edexcel course. Those studying the A level study the Edexcel course. By studying these courses;

Students will have:

  • the ability to carry out an investigation
  • the ability to interpret evidence and analyse historical information
  • the ability to evaluate
  • the ability to justify a decision by arguing a case and reasoning


By studying this subject students will:

  • develop an awareness of society and how it has developed
  • develop an awareness of what motivates people and change
  • develop an awareness of different cultures
  • develop evaluative skills and the ability to be critical of evidence
  • consider values and develop critical thinking on a range of issues at a variety of scales
  • develop analytical skills
  • develop problem solving skills
  • improve numeracy and literacy skills
  • improve self management

Career options:


Studying this subject may lead to a wide variety of career paths, including those involving management, problem solving and decision making. These might include: research, teaching, tourism, work linked to heritage, journalism, the legal profession, libraries, national and local government and the civil service.

 If you require further information please contact Harriet McKnight.