History lessons aim to inspire all pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Our lessons equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils 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.
Yr7 - What is History?, Roman Empire, Norman Conquest, Medieval Life, Black Death, King John
Yr8 - World War One, Tudors, Industrial Revolution, Great Fire of London, Great Plague
Yr9 - Atlantic Slave Trade, World War Two, Holocaust, Civil Rights
Each year group will also undertake a historical fiction challenge where students read some historical fiction and analyse how historically accurate the it is.
Yr10 - Medicine through time, medicine on the Western Front, Cold War
Yr11 - Weimar and Nazi Germany, Queen Elizabeth
Germany - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zymqwxs
Elizabeth - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z29rbk7
Cold War - https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zwbysg8
Russia from Lenin to Yeltsin, 1917-1991
German Democratic Republic, 1949-1990
British Empire: Losing and gaining an empire.
Independent coursework essay (3,000-4,000 words)