History curriculum

Key Stage 3

The new Key Stage 3 curriculum requires History to be taught chronologically and to cover a range of mandatory content areas. Although there are some (unavoidable) chronological overlaps in the Year 9 curriculum, it provides pupils with a clear history narrative to understand Britain’s place within the wider world.

The following curriculum requirements are met:

  • Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain 1745-1901 (Slavery)
  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world: 1901 to the present day (First World War, The Peace Settlement, The Second World War, The Holocaust)
  • A local history study (The history of migration to Brixton)
  • At least one study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments (Civil Rights Movement in USA)

Broad topics include:

  • Britain’s transatlantic slave trade
  • Why do sources disagree 
  • Abolition of slavery
  • Civil Rights Movement in USA
  • Martin Luther King and Malcolm X
  • Local History 
  • What caused WW1?
  • Trench warfare
  • The Battle of the Somme
  • Treaty of Versailles
  • The League of Nations
  • How did WWII start?
  • The Battle of Britain
  • The Blitz
  • The Holocaust


Key Stage 4

The curriculum follows the Edexcel exam board. Broad topics include:

  • Germany
    •  - The Weimar Republic 1918-29
    •  - Hitler and the rise of the Nazi Party 1919-33
    •  - The Nazi dictatorship 1933-39
    •  - Nazi domestic policies 1933-39
  • War and the transformation of British Society
 - The Liberals, votes for women and social reform 1903-14
 - The role of the British on the Western Front 1914-18
 - The home front and social change 1914-18
  • Russia
  • The Cold War



We have high expectations for all our pupils and ensure that every learner is challenged and supported to reach their full potential.