Head of Department
Mr G Brown
Pupils will look at some of the key events from the past 1000 years in History, looking at British history, as well as looking at the impacts of global events as well. Assessments will consist of formal examinations in class, where GCSE technique skills are implemented as well as homework projects to support further study at home.
At GCSE,pupils will then get to use the knowledge they have learnt at KS3 and the exam technique skills developed during their assessments to prepare for their three exams.
Key Stage 3
Year 7: Historical skills, Battle of Hastings, Medieval law, Black Death, Tudors inc focus on Elizabeth I problems, Key events of 17th century in England
Year 8: Slavery, World War One, Rise of Hitler, Nazi Germany, World War Two - focus on Britain
Year 9: World War Two - Global events, Holocaust, Crime and Punishment 1000-Present. Jack the Ripper
Key Stage 4
Crime and Punishment:1000- Present. Includes Jack the Ripper case study.
Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991
Early Elizabethan England
Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1940
KS3: GCSE style exam questions at the end of topics.
- Knowledge and progress measured with knowledge checklists in class.
- Homework projects over a 6 week period
KS4: Preparation for the following exams
- Crime and Punishment:1000- Present. Includes Jack the Ripper case study.
- Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991
- Early Elizabethan England
- Russia and the Soviet Union 1917-1940
Our curriculum helps pupils to build upon the skills learnt at Stopsley and enable progression from GCSE to A Level.