Year Group

Areas of Study


Unit 1: What is History: Why should we study the past and what are the skills we need to
do so?

Unit 2: What was the Battle of Hastings and why did the Normans win?

Unit 3: Medieval England: What were the problems that Medieval Monarchs faced?

Unit 4: Europe and the age of exploration: Why did the Spanish conquer the Incas?

Unit 5: Who were the Tudors and how did they influence England?


Unit 1: Why was there an English Civil War and what were the consequences?

Unit 2: What was the Transatlantic Slave Trade and why was it abolished?

Unit 3: What was the French Revolution and how did it change the world?

Unit 4: What was the Industrial revolution and how did change the UK?


Unit 1: To what extent was Germany to blame for the First World War?

Unit 2: To what extent were the British soldiers of the First World War Lions led by Donkeys?

Unit 3: What happened to the Romanovs? Can you solve the mystery of the Romanovs?

Unit 4: To what extent was Hitler to blame for the Second World War?

Key Stage 4: Years 10 and 11

Subject: History (AQA)

Link to other subjects/degrees/careers:

History is a key facilitation subject. It is based around core skills of information analysis and processing. As such History links to virtually all careers and educational paths at GCSE. The direct career paths that are open to history students include:

  • Law
  • Archaeology
  • Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Research

The Russell Group Universities have noted that students who apply to study mathematics and science based courses benefit from the alternative perspective that a history course offers.

We are very proud of the number of students studying History who go on to study History, Philosophy, Politics and Economics or Government and Politics at university. We have also had students who have entered local and national politics.

Skills/competencies developed:

  • Information processing
  • Analysis
  • Conclusion forming
  • Research


Paper 1: Health and The People C1000-present day. Elizabethan England, 1568-1603

Paper 2: America: Consolidation and Expansion 1840-1845, Conflict and Tension 1918-1939