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Key Stage 3

During Year 7: Your daughter will be taught about the period from about 410AD to 1500AD. Topics will include Anglo-Saxon England, the Battle of Hastings, the Norman Conquest, the power of the Medieval Church, King John, Medieval peasant life, the ‘Black Death’, the Peasants’ Revolt, the ‘Hundred Years War’ and Joan of Arc. 

During Year 8: Your daughter will be taught about the period from 1500AD to 1901AD. This will include topics such as the religious changes of the c16th, the reigns of monarchs such as Henry VIII, Mary I, Elizabeth I and Charles I. Your daughter will also learn about how events of the c17th and c18th centuries changed the way we were ruled and ways we thought as well as seeing the impacts of the Industrial Revolution, including the slave trade and factory life.

During Year 9: Your daughter will be taught about the period from 1901 to the latter c20th. This will include topics such as the campaign for ‘Votes for Women’, the causes, course and consequences of the First World War, the USA in the 1920s and 1930s, the causes of World War Two, as well as the Holocaust, the bombing of Dresden and the post-war world of greater European/global co-operation and when would it have been a good time to be a teenager.

All these topics will be the context for your daughter developing her historical skills. There are six. These are:

  • Causation: Explaining why things happened.
  • Using evidence: comparing/contrasting sources, explaining why they are similar / different and evaluating them in context.
  • Historical perspectives: Understanding the past, (and its people), on its own terms.
  • Change & continuity: Exploring and describing the ways in which things changed or stayed the same over time.
  • Historical interpretations: Understanding how and why people deliberately explain the past in a particular way.
  • Historical communication: The ability to communicate clearly and precisely. To juggle evidence and form a line of argument to answer a question.

Click on the button below to access Key Stage 3 History Resources 



Key Stage 4

If your daughter started her GCSE History course in September 2015, she will be studying the following:

  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1945 (in Year 10)
  • International relations: The Cold War, 1945-1975 (in Year 10)
  • Russia, 1905-1941 (starting in Terms 6 of Year 10 and finishing at the end of Term 2 in Year 11)
  • Britain, 1890-1918 (starting in Term 3 and continuing to Term 5)

 If your daughter starts her GCSE History course in September 2016, she will be studying the following:

  • Crime and Punishment in Britain, c1000AD to the present day (in Year 10)
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939 (in Year 10)
  • The Early Elizabethans, 1558-1588 (in Year 11)
  • The Superpowers and Cold War, 1941-1991 (in Year 11)

 Click on the button below to access GCSE History Resources (Year 11 2016-17 only) 


  Click on the button below to access GCSE History Resources from September 2016 


Key Stage 5

For students who started A-Level History in September 2014: They will be studying for their ‘A2’ Level qualification:

  • The Vietnam War through interpretations
  • Submit a non-exam personal study (answering one question at length)
  • Russia, between 1855 and 1964.

For student starting History from September 2015: They will study two units in Year 12. These units are:

  • Unit 1:  A British period study and enquiry. (From Pitt to Peel, 1783-1846)
  • Unit 2:  A non-British period study. (America: Civil War and Westward Expansion, 1803-1890)

If the student decided to continue studying History to the full A-Level, they will study a further two units. These units are:

  • Unit 3: - A thematic study and historical interpretations unit. (The Middle East 1908-2011: Ottomans to Arab Spring)
  • Unit 4: - A non-exam assessment (a topic-based essay)

Click on the button below to access KS5 History Resources


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