“Those who don’t know History are doomed to repeat it”
– Edmund Burke

What Will You Do - KS3?

Year 7

  • What is History?
  • The Norman Conquest
  • Society, economy and culture in Medieval Britain: feudalism, religion in daily life (parishes, monasteries, abbeys), farming, trade and towns art, architecture and literature
  • The Black Death and its social and economic impact
  • The Peasants’ Revolt
  • The Wars of the Roses; Henry VII and attempts to restore stability

Year 8

  • The English Reformation and Counter Reformation (Henry VIII to Mary I)
  • The Elizabethan religious settlement and conflict with Catholics (including Scotland, Spain and Ireland)
  • The Stuarts (1603-1714)
  • Britain as the first industrial nation
  • Britain’s transatlantic slave trade: its effects and its eventual abolition
  • The development of the British Empire

Year 9

  • The First World War and the Peace Settlement
  • The inter-war years: the Great Depression, the rise of dictators and the rise of America
  • The Second World War and the wartime leadership of Winston Churchill
  • The Holocaust
  • The changing nature of health and the people

What Will You Do - KS4?

Pupils undergoing GCSE examinations from June 2018 are currently studying AQA GCSE History. A full specification can be viewed via the following link:
Our new GCSE History specification combines the most popular topics from our existing specifications, so you can still teach well-established periods of history as …


Paper One- Understanding the Modern World (1 hour 45 minutes)
  • Section A Period Study: AD America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality
  • Section B Wider World Depth Study: BD Conflict and tension in Asia, 1950-1975
Paper Two- Shaping the Nation (1 hour 45 minutes)
  • Section A Thematic Study: AA Britain: Health and the people, c1000 to the present day
  • Section B British Depth Study including the historic environment: BC Elizabethan England, c1568–1603

For further information please contact Miss D Dance, Head of the History Department