Students are taught to recognise the difference between the past and the present, that change occurs over time and to have an understanding that the present is affected by the past. Topics taught include: Leisure and Entertainment, The Maya Civilisation, World War 2, The Stone Age and Iron Age, The Victorians, Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, The Romans, A Local History study, Ancient Sumer, Early Islamic Civilisation, Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. Students are encouraged to contrast and compare with the present day and to use artefacts and original evidence.
Key Stage 3
During Years 7&8 students will study the following topics: What do we know about the Anglo-Saxons from what they left behind? Why did William win the Battle of Hastings and how did he keep control of England? What was life like in Medieval England? Why does Martin Luther matter and Black History Month, how did life change under different Tudor monarchs? Why was there an English Civil War and
why do people disagree about Oliver Cromwell? How did the Industrial Revolution change Britain? Should we apologize for empire? What should Billy Joel have included in ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’? How far can we generalize about the experiences of African slaves? Who was most significant in ending the slave trade? Why did the world go to war in 1914? What makes a source useful to a historian? Who won votes for women? Why was WW1 not the ‘war to end all wars’? What was the most significant event of WW2? How best should we remember the Holocaust?