‘History fires pupils’ curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It helps pupils 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.’

How is History a sacred subject?

History encourages all learners to discover the truth of the past and to have a deep understanding of the present, which in turn will enable them to make informed and wise decisions for creating a better future. History helps students find their place in the story of humankind. Students are helped to develop critical thinking skills as they delve into the rich variety of available sources. Learning to analyse and critique information encourages the ability to discern facts and reach conclusions, matching the evidence with truth. Learning from the past helps to facilitate a better future for the common good of all God’s people.


Key Stage 3:

Students in Years 7 to 9 follow the National Curriculum.

Year 7 Core Knowledge

Year 8 Core Knowledge

Year 9 Core Knowledge

Key Stage 4:

Students follow the 2 Year GCSE History course (AQA).

Year 10 Core Knowledge

Year 11 Core Knowledge

Key Stage 5:

Students are currently entered for the A2 History GCE examinations (Edexcel).

Main Programmes of Study

Year 7:What is History?
Key historical skills
Medieval England 1066-1500
Paper 1:
Germany 1890- 1945
Conflict in Asia 1945- 1975 (Korea & Vietnam)
Unit 1:
In search of the American Dream: The USA 1917-1996
Unit 3:
Ireland and the Union,
Year 8: The Making of the UK 1500- 1750
Tudors and the Stuarts
The English Civil War
The Industrial Revolution 1750-1900
The British EmpireCase Study: USA
Paper 2:
Health and the People- 1000-2000
Elizabethan England
Unit 2:
South Africa, 1948-1994: From Apartheid State to ‘Rainbow Nation.”
Unit 4:
Historical Enquiry
Stalin’s Russia
Year 9: The Era of Total War 1914-1945
Origins and events of WW1 and WW2
Women’s suffrage
Britain and the World post-1945
Social Change in the 1900s
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