The History department is committed to educating today’s young people to ensure that we, as people of the world, do not make the mistakes of our forefathers. Through the curriculum students are asked to engage in decisive moments in history and to take a position based on evidence. “Was General Haig the ‘Butcher of the Somme’?” and “should the Bomb have been dropped?” are two questions at KS3 that students are asked to explore. At GCSE level, we follow the Schools History Project to develop the key skills that are required for students to be successful in taking History to A Level and beyond.

Key Stage 3 (years 7-8)

Year 7 – Delivered through the Competencies curriculum

Year 8 – The 20th Century

  • First World War
  • Holocaust
  • Britain during WW2
  • Should the Atomic Bomb have been dropped?
  • Britain in the 1960’s
  • Personal Research Project

Key Stage 4 (years 9-11)

Year 9 to 11 – GCSE Schools History Project

  • Medicine Through Time
  • Germany 1918-1945
  • Crime and Punishment
  • Controlled Assessment

History staff:
Ms Tredget - History - (dtredget@saa.woodard.co.uk)