History is taught in Year 7 as part of a Humanities carousel.
Students will have the opportunity to learn core skills such as analysing evidence and considering the historical significance of key events in English History from Roman times to the end of the Tudor Monarchy.
In Year 8 students will build on the skills of inference, analysis and evaluation learned in their first year of secondary education to look at the changing relationship between the monarchy and parliament and the Age of Enlightenment, to the trauma of war in the 20th century through the study of two world wars and the Cold War. Throughout the course we will make links to modern events setting them in context to enable students to better understand some of the reasons behind modern international relations and conflicts.
Key Stage 4 History will build upon the fundamental historical concepts taught at KS3 such as change and continuity, significance , interpretations and source analysis. Our chosen exam board is Edexcel. The course is split into three papers which allows a wide breadth of historical knowledge to be obtained. Year 9 students will start their GCSE with our thematic study, Medicine in Britain c1250-modern day. This unit evaluates the process of change in medicine and how it has progressed throughout different periods of time.