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Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3 students study British and world History since 1065, including: the Norman Conquest, the Crusades, the Plantagenet kings, the Tudors and Stuarts, the slave trade, the British Empire, the Industrial Revolution, World War I, World War II, The Holocaust and the world since 1945. Students are taught to write GCSE style essays and shorter answers, make and justify their judgements and understand sources.

Key Stage 4

At GCSE students follow the new 2016 AQA History course. This includes two exam papers that are sat at the end of Y11 on the following topics:

Paper 1

  • Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and Dictatorship
  • Conflict and tension, 1918-39

Paper 2

  • Britain: Health and the people, c. 1000 to the present day
  • Noman England, 1066-1100

Key Stage 5

At A Level students study the new 2015 Edexcel specification. This includes three exam papers that are sat at the end of Y13 and a coursework module that is completed in Y13 on the following topics:

Paper 1 England, 1509-1603: authority, nation and religion
Paper 2 Martin Luther and the German Reformation, 1515-55
Paper 3 Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399-1509
Coursework British foreign policy, 1937-39: triumph or disaster?