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Director of Humanities | Ms J Neal

The History department runs regular trips including to the Tower of London (Year 7), The Museum of London (Year 8), and the WW1 Battlefields in Belgium (Year 8 and 9).

We also run a KS3 History club after school, creating focused on a project per term. Past examples have included a catapult building competition and creating replicas of WW1 trenches.


Key Stage 3

Year 7 Topics

  • Norman Conquest
  • Life in Medieval Britain
  • Medieval challenges to power
  • The Tudors
  • The English Civil War
  • London- a local history study

Year 8 Topics

  • Immigration Nation
  • Slavery
  • Jack the Ripper
  • World War One
  • Twentieth Century Dictatorship
  • World War Two

Year 9 Topics

  • The Holocaust
  • The Cold War and the Vietnam War
  • Terrorism
  • Youth in the 20th Century
  • The Suffragettes and Suffragists
  • Civil Rights in the USA

Key Stage 4 (GCSE)

  • The USA 1954-1975; conflict at home and abroad (Civil Rights and the Vietnam War)
  • Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-91