“Waging war on ignorance”
Is to paraphrase the words of Winston Churchill in 1939 when he wrote an article about the need to
defeat Fascism in Europe. In many ways it sums up perfectly the aim of our department;
- deliver a knowledge rich curriculum
- ensure all our students leave with a broad understanding of the key events that have shaped our modern world
- foster a genuine respect for the past and understand how it can be abused
- make sure our students can differentiate between fact and opinion
- interrogate sources to make judgements about the reliability of information
- understand how and why factual information about our past can and has been interpreted differently
Year 7 Changing faiths thoughts and minds
Who were the Romans and what impact did they have on Britain?
What was the Norman Conquest?
Why did Medieval Kings and the Catholic Church fall out: the story of Becket and Henry II
What was the Renaissance?
What was the Tudor Reformation
Year 8 A world of Revolutions: Societies and Revolutions through the ages:
What was the English Civil War and What was the outcome?
Why and how did Britain gain an empire?
What was the Slave Trade?
What was the Industrial Revolution and how did it change Britain?
Protest in 19th and 20th Century Britain—how did we become a democratic society?
Protest and Revolutions around the world: IRA, the PLO and Mandela: Terrorists or heroes?
Year 9 (A bridging year): A Year of Prejudice and Hate?
What was the Holocaust?
Is the USA the land of the Free?
How equal is Great Britain? How did Women get the vote?
How Equal is Great Britain? How and why is Britain a Multi-cultural society?
Equality around the World: What was Apartheid?
How safe was the World after World War Two – an introduction to the Cold War.
Year 10 GCSE AQA 8145GC
Cold War Conflict 1945-73—AQA GCSE
USA 1919-73—AQA GCSE
Britain: Migration Peoples and Empire AQA GCSE
Year 11 GCSE AQA 8145GC
Migration Peoples and Empire—AQA GCSE