History

Staffing

Mrs Munday – Subject Leader for History, Senior Leader for Teaching and Learning
Miss Holman – Teacher of History, General Studies and Critical Thinking, Head of Sixth Form
Mrs Presland – Teacher of History, Head of Year 7
Mrs Clohosy – Teacher of History

Brief overview of KS3 curriculum & weblinks

Year 7

Local History pre 1066-present day
London’s changing landscape

Development of Church, state and society 1066-1509

  • The Norman Conquest
  • The Middle Ages

Development of Church, state and society 1509-1745

  • Reformation
  • Henry VIII

Year 8

Development of Church, state and society 1509-1745 continued

  • Tudors (continued)
  • Stuarts
  • Ideas, political power, industry and empire 1745-1901

Year 9

World History

  • Slavery to Segregation in the USA (1800-1900)
  • Challenges to Britain, Europe, and the Wider World 1901 to present day
  • Edwardian England and the Causes of the First World War
  • The Interwar years

For further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-history-programmes-of-study

Brief overview of KS5 curriculum & weblinks

Current AS and A level specification

OCR History A

Year 12

  • The Early Stuarts and the Origin of the Civil War 1603-1642
  • The Origins of the American Civil War, 1820-61

Year 13

  • Independent Investigation
  • Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992

AS and A level specification (first teaching 2015)

Year 12

  • The Early Stuarts and the Origins of the Civil War 1603-1660
  • Enquiry topic: The Execution of Charles I and the Interregnum 1646-1660
  • The USA in the 19th Century: Westward expansion and Civil War 1803-c. 1890

Year 13

  • Independent Investigation
  • Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992

For further information: http://www.ocr.org.uk/Images/82074-specification.pdf

Department news

November 2015

Eleanor Barrell (Y13 History student) won 3rd Prize in a competition launched by Kent University to write 200 words on ‘Who do you think is the most influential figure in history?’  She won a £25 Amazon voucher and an Anne Boleyn memory stick.

Roisin Woolley and Briony Palmer (Year 12 History students) have successfully applied for places on the UCL ‘Uni-Link’ Programme designed to offer support and guidance throughout Year 12 and 13 so that students are better prepared to apply to UCL and other competitive universities.

http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/widening-participation/activities/uni-link

October 2015

Open Evening!

June 2015

Another successful and moving trip to Ypres, Belgium with Y9

November 2014

Department trip for Year 13 to the Scottsboro Boys

October 2014

The department organised a trip for Year 12 and Year 13 pupils to Krakow, Poland that included a tour of the city including the Jewish Quarter, a visit to the Jewish museum and meeting with a Holocaust survivor which was followed up with guided tour of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

October 2014

The department contributed to the Open Evening 2014 with pupils dressed up as historical characters including Mary I, Leonardo Da Vinci, a Black Death victim, Rosa Luxemburg and Winston Churchill.