History at KS3
In Key Stage Three, the curriculum is designed to inspire students in broadening their historical knowledge through the study of British, European and World History. Pupils study history for one lesson per week in year seven and year eight.
• Why was William able to gain complete control of England after his invasion in 1066?
• What was life like in Medieval England for the ordinary people?
• How has religion in England shaped events in Europe?
• Why did Britain give Parliament more power than the Monarchy?
• Why did Britain develop so much during the Victorian era?
• How and why did Britain take over a third of the world?
• Why did the world descend into war in 1914?
• What was life like home and away during WWI?
• The Holocaust
• What impact did WWII have on the world after 1945?
• Why were there so many tensions between East and West after WWII?
GCSE History (Y9, Y10 and Y11)
Students have two lessons of Edexcel GCSE History per week. There are three examinations which are taken in the summer of Year 11 and are worth 100% of the overall grade. They are structured as follows;
Paper 1 (30%): Medicine in Britain (1250-Present), including a study on the British Sector of the Western Front (1914-18).
This key topic connected to this paper will be studied in year 9.
Paper 2 (40%): Early Elizabethan England (1558-88) and the American West (1835-95).
The key topic associated with this paper will be studied towards the end of year 9 and in year 10.
Paper 3 (30%): Weimar and Nazi Germany (1918-39),
Studies in relation to this paper will be completed in Year 11.