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Subject Overview

Welcome to the history department!  Our motto is “where the past shapes your future” this is because we truly believe that history is one of the most important subjects that a young person can study. We teach an all-encompassing programme from the Romans all the way through to the Cold War.


Year 7:

Terms 1 and 2- What have the Romans ever done for us?

Term 3- Why was 1066 so important?

Term 4- What was life like in medieval times?

Term 5- Who was the most important Tudor monarch?

Term 6- Brother versus Brother during the Civil War

Year 8:

Term 1- The role of women through History

Term 2- The First World War

Term 3- Hitler and Nazi Germany

Term 4- The Second World War

Terms 5- The Holocaust

Term 6- US Civil Rights Movement

Year 9:

Terms 1 and 2- Medicine through time

Term 3- The Industrial Revolution

Term 4- Change in crime and punishment in the 18th and 19th century

Terms 5 and 6- British Empire and slave trade


We are currently teaching the Edexcel GCSE History specification. The units that are taught are:

  • Paper 1- Crime and Punishment in Britain C1000-Present. With a focus on Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper
  • Paper 2- Superpower relations and the Cold War , 1941-91 followed by Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88
  • Paper 3- Weimar and Nazi Germany 1919-1939


We are currently teaching the AQA A level History specification. The units that are taught are:

  • Paper 1- Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1964
  • Paper 2- The Making of Modern Britain 1951-2007
  • Coursework on the Tudors

Higher Education Links & Career Opportunities

Possible careers include:

  • Police
  • Law
  • Social worker
  • Armed forces
  • Journalist
  • Accountant
  • Archaeologist
  • Business consultant
  • Investment manager
  • Doctor

And many more….