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KS3

Year 7: A study of British History from the Norman invasion of 1066 up to the reign of Mary 1. Studies include investigating the Battle of Hastings, life in Medieval England, religion and disease, and the beginning of the Tudor reign.

Year 8: Moving on from this, in Year 8 students study Elizabeth I, the Stuart kings including the Gunpowder Plot and the Great Fire of London, ending with the Industrial Revolution and the fight for women’s rights.

Year 9: After an introductory study of World War 1 and World War 2, students begin their GCSE studies.

KS4. Years 9, 10 and 11.

A study of the first unit: Britain: Health and the people. This is a thematic study covering almost a thousand years of medical history. Students begin with the work of Hippocrates and Galen, moving through four different periods of history: the medieval period, the Renaissance, 18th and 19th Century, and finally the 20th century.

After this students study the Cold War from 1945-1972. Topics include the Berlin Airlift, the Cuban Missile Crisis and the wars in Korea and Vietnam.

Then we move on to the American West 1840-1895, where we study topics such as the lifestyle of the Native Americans, the Westwards expansion, the causes of the Civil War, and law and order.

Finally, students study Norman England: 1066-1100, where they learn about the changes the Normans brought to England, up until the death of William the conqueror.

Students will be examined in two exams at the end of Year 11.