This is a map to show the learning journey in History from year 6 through to further education and possible careers.
Overview of the learning journey in History
In the Autumn term students cover an overview of ancient civilisations followed by the role of state and church in Medieval society.
In the Spring term students complete a depth study into the Tudor dynasty and its impact which leads onto the English Civil war including a local study into the witch craze.
In the summer term students cover ‘Civil rights - from slavery to emancipation and beyond’ this is followed by a depth study into the Native American society and culture.
In the Autumn term students cover the ‘Great War’ its causes, key events, the armistice and the subsequent peace treaties. This is followed by the rise of Nazism in Germany and the Holocaust study.
In the spring term students study the Second World War and the history of Russia through to the establishment of the USSR.
In the summer term students study a course tracing the key events of the Cold War and they finish the year with a study of the history of Terrorism.
Students begin with a focus on the Inter-War years 1919-39. With a strong focus on European politics, it considers the impact of the Versailles settlement and its role in creating the situation where Europe was ripe for war within just twenty years.
Students complete a study of Elizabethan England, considering the impact of the recent religious upheavals by the Tudor dynasty and the challenges that Elizabeth faced during her reign. Some time is dedicated to a site study which is set annually by the exam board.