Key Stage 3
History is an exciting and enjoyable subject because you get a chance to find out about real people and stretch your imagination investigating their lives.
What skills will you develop?
You will hone your detective skills as you weigh up historical evidence, your questioning skills as you investigate sources and artefacts from the past and your literacy skills as you learn to construct rigorous historical arguments.
For more detailed information about what is studied each term in Years 7 to 9, please see the Parents’ Curriculum Guides in the Learning/Curriculum section of the school website.
Key Stage 4
What will I learn?
The units are listed below.
Understanding the Modern World
Germany , 1890 - 1945:
Conflict and Tension, 1918 - 1939
Shaping the Nation
Britain: Health and the People:
Norman England: c 1066 - 1100
All units are assessed by two exams in Year 11.
How will I be taught?
You will develop a range of skills including
- How to write developed explanations
- How to research and present information independently
- How to summarise and cross refer a range of information
- Working in groups
- Effective use of ICT and Internet research
History links well to both careers and further study as it also develops self-confidence and the ability to deal with information, as well as building literacy skills.
History GCSE counts towards the English Baccalaureate.