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.


Mr Oldridge - Head of History

Mr Lewis - Teacher of History


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)

Revision Websites

BBC GCSE Revision:
BBC Bitesize - GCSE History

Life in Germany revision:

Past papers available from: Link