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

History provides pupils with knowledge and understanding of how and why our world has developed in the way it has. 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
  • Introduction to History
  • The Norman conquest
  • Medieval England
  • The Black Death
  • The Tudors
  • Elizabeth i
  • The Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Industrial Revolution and 19th Century living conditions
  • Jack the Ripper
  • The English Civil War
  • The French Revolution
  • The British Empire


Year 9 Year 10 Year 11
  • World War I
  • The Rise of the Nazis
  • World War II and the Holocaust
  • The Cold War
  • Introduction to Medicine
  • People and Health
  • Conflict and Tensions 1894 – 1918
  • Weimar Republic
  • Nazi Germany
  • Elizabeth I


Internal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification:

Exam Board: 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.