Understanding past events and people and their significance gives students a better insight into the world around them.

We believe in the importance of not just learning history, but learning from history. The study of History equips pupils with the ability to critically analyse source material, assess the merits of different arguments, hone their debating skills, and recognise bias and propaganda.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8
  • What Is History?
  • Medieval State (Norman Conquest)
  • Medieval State (How did William Rule?)
  • Medieval Church
  • Medieval Society
  • The Tudors
  • The British Empire
  • Slavery
  • Industrial Revolution
  • Jack the Ripper
  • War and Peace 1
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • History Mysteries
  • World War II
  • Medicine Stands Still
  • Medicine and Religion
  • Medicine and Islam
  • Medicine in Britain
  • Elizabethan England
  • The British Sector of the Western Front
  • Conflict in the Middle East
  • Impact of the World Wars
  • Legacy of Empire
  • Britain’s relationship with Europe

Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE History (8145)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.