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History

All students take History in Years 7 to 9 and many continue it to GCSE.

There are two great reasons to study History - because you love it and for the skills it develops. Our home in Stratford-upon-Avon celebrates our continuing fascination with the past. Studying history teaches you how to research, critically analyse and reference information, to develop and summarise an argument, and to produce well-structured and interesting essays.

  AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
YEAR 7 What is History?
History skills
Medieval Quest
Events of 1066
The Norman Conquest
Medieval Castles
Changing nature of political power
The Crusades
Medieval Belief
YEAR 8 The Reformation
Henry VIII
Bloody Mary
Elizabeth I
Gunpowder Plot
The Civil War
The Glorious Revolution
16th and 17th Century People
The French Revolution
YEAR 9 Superpower Britain 1750-1900
Industrial Revolution
Class Conflict
Origins of World War One
Europe 1919
Votes for Women

Rise of the Dictators
WWII
Holocaust

History comes alive with visits to Warwick and Kenilworth castles and Baddesley Clinton in Year 7. Museum exhibits,  theatre visits and the Black Country Museum enrich learning in Years 8 and 9.

History GCSE (AQA: 9145)

1 Controlled Assessment (25%) - 2 exams (75%)

In Years 10 and 11 students focus on the political, social, economic and cultural dynamics of the 20th Century. Modern World History by Ben Walsh is the main text.

  AUTUMN TERM SPRING TERM SUMMER TERM
Year 10 The Cold War 1945 - 1960 The Cold War 1960 - 1990
The Post Cold War World 1990 - 2000
Controlled ASsessment on the role of Women in the 20th Century
Year 11 Revolutionary Russia 1914 - 1924 Nazi Germany 1933 - 1945
The Vietnam War
Revision

Love History? Consider History A-level.