Welcome to the History department


To bring the past to life and give students an appreciation of British and International history that affects the way we live today.


The History department is one of the most successful in the school and regularly achieves good KS3 and GCSE results. The excellent teachers in the department bring the past to life through their interactive lessons. Skills learned studying History, particularly research, analysing documents and essay writing will be invaluable across the curriculum.

What topics will I study in KS3?  (Year 7, 8, 9)

Year 7

Students learn about various aspects of Medieval England including:

  • The struggle for the throne in 1066
  • Castles
  • Living in a Medieval Village
  • The Black Death
  • The Murder of Becket
  • The Peasants Revolt
  • The Crusades

Year 8

Students study Tudors, Stuarts, Cromwell and the Industrial Revolution including:

  • Religious turmoil in the Tudor period.
  • The Gunpowder Plot
  • English Civil War
  • England under Cromwell
  • Child Labour
  • The rise and fall of the British Empire
  • Slavery

Year 9

Students concentrate on much more modern history including:

  • The First World War
  • The Inter war years
  • The Second World War
  • Genocide and Terrorism
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • The Cold War

Can I study this subject at KS4?  (Year 10 & 11 – GCSE)

Students can choose to study History as one of their option choices.

Are there any enrichment opportunities / visits or trips?

There is an opportunity to visit the WWI Battlefields in Year 9 as part of Curriculum Enrichment week

What careers might this lead to?

Law, historian, journalism, teaching, librarian, archivist, most civil service posts

Useful website links:

John D Clare

Mr Allsop History Revision