History teaches our students about local, national and international events. History is vital in understanding the development of British society and how key events have shaped the world in which we live. History helps students to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, diversity of societies and relationships between different groups and the challenges of their time. History teaches our students key skills and knowledge to question sources of evidence about their past, enabling them to carefully formulate substantiated opinions. Students become global citizens through their carefully-selected history education and exposure to key events which have shaped national and international society.

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Key Stage 3

Year 7 – The Norman Conquest, Significant Monarchs, the Tudors, the Stuarts


Year 8 – How has Britain influenced the world?  How has war shaped the 20th Century? 


Key Stage 4

GCSE History (Exam Board: AQA)

Students follow a newly designed history curriculum from the AQA exam board:

Units covered: 

  • Germany: 1890-1945 – Democracy and Dictatorship 
  • Conflict and tension in Asia: 1950-1975 
  • Britain: Power and the people 
  • Elizabethan England: 1568-1603 
  • Key exam and revision skills in preparation for GCSE history exams

Key Stage 5

Students follow the OCR A Level history syllabus and study the following topics: 

Units covered: 

Year 12 – The American Revolution, Britain 1930-1997

Year 13 – Russia and its Rulers, Topic Based Essay: Nazi Germany 

Department Staff

Miss Loxley (Curriculum Leader of History and Social Sciences) 
Mr McGregor - History teacher 
Miss Bartington - History teacher 
Mrs Owen - History teacher, Head of Turing School

Useful Websites

BBC Bitesize
BBC History 
Seneca Learning 
History Today  

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Subject Documents Date  
History Curriculum Map 04th Feb 2022 Download