History

Aims of the curriculum

The history curriculum aims for all young people to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.

Curriculum overview

Year 7

  • The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509
  • The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509 - 1745

Year 8

  • Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901: Britain as the first industrial nation – the impact on society including a local study of the West Midlands during the Industrial Revolution
  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day: Women’s Suffrage
  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day: The First World War

Teaching methods and student organisation

Pupils follow the national curriculum for history and are regularly assessed to monitor learning, skill development and progression within the subject.

Progression after Key Stage 3

At the end of Year 8 pupils opt to progress with their study of history to Key Stage 4.

Additional classes and extra curricular activities

Additional support is offered by individual subject teachers should pupils require additional support outside of the taught lesson.

Pupils have the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra-curricular activities (external visits) offered by the department:

  • Year 7: Warwick Castle 
  • Year 8: The Black Country Museum
  • All Years: Berlin

 

How can you help your child?

Parents and carers can support their child by monitoring the completion of homework on a weekly basis as well as revising key topics for all assessments.  Wider reading around different topic areas is strongly encouraged to develop a greater sense of History.

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Useful history websites