History Department Staff
For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Mr J Shannon the Curriculum Leader.
- Mr J Shannon - Curriculum Leader
- Mr M Barrett
- Mrs K Bowman
- Mrs K Cherry - on maternity leave from November 2020
- Mrs D Howarth
- Mr J Morgan (Deputy Head)
- Mr S Riley (Head of Farington)
- Mrs A Wilson (Deputy Head)
- Why do we study History? What is History?
- Chronology - ordering events
- Evidence - how we use evidence
- How can evidence be useful
- Contemporary evidence and interpretations
- 'Who are the British'?
- Church, state, society 1066 onwards
- 1066 - Norman Conquest
- How did William win 1066?
- How did the Normans establish control?
- Castle building - importance of castles, Motte and Bailey castles, Stone Keep castles, developments over time
- Feudal system
- Domesday survey
- Religion in Medieval times
- Religion and daily life/role of the catholic church
- Thomas Becket and the murder of
- Monastic life - Monks and Nuns
- What was life like for the peasants in the Middle Ages?
- Public health problems in the Middle Ages
- Why was the Black Death so significant?
Developments of Church, State, Society 1509 onward
- The Renaissance
- Henry VIII and the English Reformation
- Protestants and Catholics
- Edward VI and Mary I - the religious roller coaster
- Elizabeth I
- Elizabeth and religion
- The Spanish Armada - reasons for English victory
- 1605 Gunpowder Plot and James I
- Charles 1625-49. Why was there a Civil War? Why was Charles I executed? The role of Cromwell
- 1665 Great Plague
Power, Industry, Empire 1745 -1901
- Population growth - it's causes/impact
- What were living and working conditions like in the 18th and 19th centuries?
- Factory conditions/factory life
- Public health in towns
- Cholera and John Snow
- Work of Reformers - factory reform/public health
- Role of government - Public Health Acts 1848, 1875
- Development of the British Empire
- Historical developments of slavery
- Atlantic slave trade 'Middle Passage'
Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider World - the 20th century
- Events at the end of WW1
- Terms of Treaty of Versailles
- Rise of Adolf Hitler in Germany. Why did Hitler gain power by 1933?
- Life in Nazi Germany - propaganda/education in Nazi Germany
- Persecution and prejudice
- The Holocaust/the Final Solution
Key events of WW2 possible areas include:
- Battle of Britain
- Barborossa - Germany v Soviet Russia
- Life on the Home Front
- Impact of WW2 on medicine/surgery
Pearl Harbour - The USA enters WW2
- The development of the Atomic Bomb
- The Pacific War against Japan
- Was the use of atomic bombs justified?
GCSE content and skills Summer Term Year 9
USA 1920-73 parts 1 and 2
- Boom 20's advertising/consumer society/hire purchase/mass production
- Inequities "Divided Society"
- Republican policies and stock market boom
- Organised crime
- Immigrants and their experiences
- Red scare, Sacco and Vanzetti, Ku Klux Klan
- Bust - Depression and New Deal
- Impact of Depression - unemployment, farmers, businessmen
- Hoovers unpopularity. Election of Roosevelt
- Impact of New Deal. Opposition to New Deal
- Impact of WW2 on US economy recovery
- Effects of WW2 on women and African Americans
Years 10 & 11
- We study AQA GCSE History
For more information regarding 'GCSE History' please see here.