The teaching of History is essential for students in understanding their place in the world, studying events in the past to help students understand why the world is as it is today.

History equips them with the knowledge and skills they need to understand the world around them. The History curriculum will give students a sense of how history has shaped their lives and stimulate their curiosity. Our History curriculum reflects the diversity in the world around us teaching students about other times and places, cultures and beliefs as well as their own so that they can develop a sense of belonging  in an ever-changing world. History should enable students to realise that the past is gone and history is constructed and contested. Through an exploration of historical scholarship, it will teach students how to make sense of conflicting information about the past and use these skills to make sense of the present.  Through this students will become critical citizens able to interpret evidence to make decisions on how they live their lives.

History Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3
Term 1​Term 2​Term 3​Term 4​Term 5​ Term 6 ​
Year 7​Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?​What was it like to live in the Middle Ages?​​Was life better under the King or the Caliph?​

Why was the reformation important?​

African Kingdoms
Year 8​What factors have caused people to come to Britain? What have attitudes towards migrants been in Britain?​What was the impact of the transatlantic slave trade at the time? ​We need to talk about the Empire.​How and why has democracy changed 1819 – 1928? ​

Year 9​Which Historian do you most disagree with about the causes of the First World War?​Who do we remember in World War One?​


What was it like to live in Nazi Germany​?How and why was the Holocaust possible?1960s a decade of revolution?​

History GCSE Edexcel

 Key Stage 4
Term 1​Term 2​Term 3​Term 4​Term 5​ Term 6 ​
Year 10Crime and Punishment – Medieval and Early Modern periodCrime and Punishment –

Industrial and Modern period

Crime and Punishment – WhitechapelElizabethan EnglandElizabethan EnglandSuperpower relations

History – A Level – AQA

History A Level – AQA
Term 1​Term 2​Term 3​Term 4​Term 5​ Term 6 ​


The TudorsThe Tudors: Henry VIIThe Tudors: Henry VIIIInstability and consolidation: ‘the Mid-Tudor Crisis’, 1547–1563 
Weimar and Nazi GermanyThe Establishment and early years of Weimar, 1918–1924The ‘Golden Age’ of the Weimar Republic, 1924–1928The Collapse of Democracy, 1928–1933

Non Exam Assessment – In relation to Cape Coast, Bridgetown and Bristol, to what extent was economic change the most significant impact of the Transatlantic Slave Trade between 1689-1807?

Term 1Term 2Term 3Term 4Term 5Ter 6


The Tudors ​Instability and consolidation: ‘the Mid-Tudor Crisis’, 1547–1563 The triumph of Elizabeth, 1563–1603 Elizabethan government: court, ministers and parliament; factional rivalriesRevision​
Weimar and Nazi Germany​The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933–1939 ​

The Racial State, 1933–1941 ​

The impact of War, 1939–1945 (A-level only)​