KS3 – All students are taught history in year 7, 8 and 9. The students have one lesson of History per week. This subject will give students a brief overview of key events in History from the Roman Empire to the Twenty First century. We also look to boost student’s literacy skills with extended writing opportunities to ensure students are able to explain themselves fully. This will help them prepare for GCSE in both History and other literary subjects.
GCSE – We follow Edexcel GCSE B syllabus. This is designed to be varied and engaging. The topics we cover in this syllabus are the examined units, Transformation of Surgery c. 1845 to c. 1818, Crime and Punishment through time and Weimar Germany 1919-45. In addition students have to complete a fourth unit of a Controlled assessment on the Northern Ireland Troubles 1969 to 2007.
The New Edexcel GCSE will be taught to students beginning in Year 10. This specification will see students be taught four different topics.
- Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city.
- Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–1088,
- The American West, c1835–c1890
- Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39