The aim of History is to stimulate interest and enthusiasm for the study of the past, whilst providing a broad and balanced understanding of current affairs.  The skills developed will concentrate on the application of historical  knowledge, the evaluation and  interpretation of historical evidence and the ability to develop clear arguments.

Pupil Quotes

“I like how history is brought to life with role plays… and lots of tea towels!” LK

“I realise that history is more about how people like me lived, not just about reading about things!” LH

Key Stage 3

  Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Autumn Iron Age to Normans. Medieval Britain Britain 1509 – 1745 Movement and Settlement Movement and Settlement
  1066 – 1509 Norman Conquest and Development of Church, State and Society English Reformation and Counter Reformation Britain as First Industrial Nation – Impact
Spring Elizabethan Religious Settlement and Conflict Transatlantic Slave Trade
  Local Study – Scarborough Castle Causes and Events of the Civil Wars (Britain) Britain, Europe and Wider World, 1901 to present day
Summer Ideas and Beliefs English Republic Restoration, 1688 and Power of Parliament First World War, Second World War, Holocaust
  Black Death Human Rights and French Revolution Indian Independence and US Civil Rights

Key Stage 4

  Year 10 Year 11
Autumn British Society 1890s – 1918 Depth Study
  Russia, Germany or China
Spring British Socety and how it changed
  USA 1919 – 1941 Economy, Society, the Crash and the New Deal Cold War 1945 – 1975
  Controlled Assessment

GCSE History (September 2016)

We follow the OCR GCSE History A (Explaining The Modern World) J410 syllabus which consists of:

 Part 1: International Relations: the changing international order 1918-2001.

This includes Conflict and Co-operation 1918-1939, The Cold War 1945-c.1989, and From the end of the Cold War to 9/11.

And one depth study from: China 1950-1981: The People and the State, Germany 1925-1955, Russia 1928-1964, USA 1919-1948 or USA 1945-1974.

Part 2: A British thematic study – Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 to 2014. Including Anglo-Saxon Kingship, Tudor government and the Changing Relationship between Parliament and people c.1800-2014.

Part 3: The English Reformation c.1520-c.1550. This includes the English Reformation, Dissolution of the Monasteries and The impact of the Reformation in English parishes.

With Castles: Form and Function c.1000- 1750. The essence of this study is for students to practice and develop their ability to use evidence effectively, specifically the site of a castle. For 2018 the site is Framlingham Castle

The course is assessed in three examinations.

Regular revision, extended writing, additional reading and a keen interest in the subject are essential.

Career Opportunities

Apart from being very interesting, history is very useful especially for law, education and public