The History department aims to provide students with an exciting and engaging curriculum that prepares them with key skills and some relevant contextual knowledge to ensure they make progress whilst developing an enthusiasm for the subject.
Migration. Medieval to Present
Challenges faced by the Crown 1154-1216
The Crusades and their consequences
The Black Death
The rule of Henry V
Women and Warfare in the Medieval Period
A tour of the Tudors; the religious turmoil of Tudor England.
A ‘golden age’; a study of Elizabethan England; exploration and expansion.
Cromwell and The Civil War
The Transatlantic Slave Trade; examining origins, impact and Liverpool’s involvement.
Children in factories; the Industrial Revolution, social conditions and the involvement of children.
Crime and punishment; a study of conditions in Victorian, East End London; how these enabled England’s first serial killer.
A Liverpool Study: ‘A world in one city’.
Causes of WW1: world affairs and the implication of nationalism, imperialism and global alliances.
The British Empire
Recruitment, conditions and impact. Rise of the Nazi Party: how Hitler rose to power, brief overview of life in Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
USA: Civil rights, Martin Luther King’s legacy. Case study; JFK.
A world study: the Native Americans; who were they? What were their beliefs?
Migration and settlement: migration across the US, settlement of different groups. The growth of the cattle industry and impact on the Native Americans.
Law and Order: the issue of enforcing law and order in new settlements. Conflict and tension; the destruction of the Native American way of life.
British study: Early Elizabethan England
Breadth study: Medicine through time; 1250-1500 period and Renaissance medicine; causes/ prevention and treatment.
Breadth study: Medicine through time; 1700- present-day medicine; causes/ prevention and treatment.
Depth Study: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39: the origins and early challenges of the Republic, recovery of the Republic, early development of the Nazi Party.
‘Lean years’ and growth of support for the Nazi Party.
Depth Study: Hitler consolidates power: Hitler becomes Chancellor, creation of a dictatorship. ‘Opposition, resistance, conformity’, a ‘police state’ and how attitudes were controlled.
Depth Study: Life in Nazi Germany: policies towards women and the young, employment and living standards, the persecution of minorities.
Revision: Paper one and American West (Paper two)
Revision: Early Elizabethan England (Paper two) and Weimar and Nazi Germany.
Britain1951-1964: ‘The affluent society’.
Tsarist Russia and Communist Russia, 1855-1964: Trying to preserve autocracy.
Britain 1964-1970: ‘Sixties Britain’.
Russia: the collapse of autocracy.
Britain 1970-1979: ‘The end of the post-war consensus’.
Russia: the collapse of autocracy and Lenin.
Britain 1979-1990: ‘The impact of Thatcherism’.
Russia: the emergence of a Communist dictatorship.
Britain 1979-1990: ‘Towards a new consensus’.
Russia: political authority of Stalin and the rise of Khrushchev.
Britain 1997-2007: ‘The era of new Labour’.
Russia: the state of the Soviet Union, 1964.
Revision of Russia.
Revision of Modern Britain.
One hour per week final half term to begin NEA (Non-Examined Assessment).
Online Edexcel mock marking training (November 2018). Edexcel GCSE course (March 2019). Archdiocese Trust meeting (Feb 2019). History Network meetings (October, March and June 2019).
‘Humanities Club’ run in terms 1 and 2 of the school year for KS3.
History Reading Club Tuesday Lunch time