"History is who we are and why we are the way we are."

St. Augustine


History fires students' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It helps students develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past. Students find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world. They develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies.

Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
Year 7 History Skills
Norman Conquest
Magna Carta
Black Death
Peasants' Revolt
Christendom & Crusades
English Reformation & Tudors
Year 8 English Civil Wars
Slavery and emancipation
Civil Rights in C20th USA
Industrial Revolution
Votes for Women
Year 9 WW1 and ToV WW2
Persecution including Holocaust
British Raj
Indian Independance
Year 10 Medicine through Time British sector of the Western Front 19-14-18
Early Elizebethan England
Early Elizebethan England
American West
Year 11 American West
Weimar and Nazi Germany
Weimar and Nazi Germany Nazi Germany

What qualification will I get?

GCSE History

How will I be assessed?

Paper 1 – Medicine Through Time, 1hr 15mins (worth 30% of the GCSE)
Paper 2 – American West, 1hr 45mins (worth 40% of the GCSE)
Paper 2 – Early Elizabethan England, 1hr 45mins (worth 40% of the GCSE)
P aper 3 – Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1hr 15mins (worth 30% of the GCSE)

History was always a challenging course, but one of the big differences with the new GCSE from 2016 is that there is no longer a coursework unit.  Instead you will study four exam units, tested through the end of year 11 exam papers.  You will need to be hardworking, able to express ideas in extended writing and demonstrate the ability to think analytically and evaluate ideas.  The skills to manage a significant workload and meet deadlines are also essential, while an enquiring mind and enthusiasm are perfect qualities for studying this GCSE course!  
This GCSE course involves high level core skills such as analysis of written and visual sources and evaluating historical interpretations.

Where can this course lead to?

The qualification provides a range of key historical contexts and events. Students will gain an introduction to the key concepts and contexts of history enabling progression to A Level. The specification studied is Edexcel.