The study of historical events helps us understand human civilisation, the past and how changes and developments over time influence modern life.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of trips and visits during their studies to help them gain an insight into particular subjects and concepts.

Key Stage Three

Year 7s look at the Battle of Hastings, medieval England, castles and important developments in the history of medicine.  In Year 8 they learn about the Tudors, the British Empire and how life changed in Britain between 1750 and 1900.  Year 9 students examine the causes of WW1 and the experience of soldiers on the frontline, the Holocaust, Democracy and WW2.

Key Stage Four

In Year 10 students cover the Cold War, Hitler’s Germany, the USA, Race Relations, Elizabethan England and Health and the People.

In Year 11 students cover the Russian and USA relations and communism during the Cold War 1945- 1991, life in Hitler’s Germany 1929-39 and Russia 1914- 41 or USA 1919- 41. Assessment is via two exams and a piece of controlled coursework.

Useful links for students

Curriculum and revision:

BBC Bitesize KS3

BBC Bitesize KS4 GCSE

The Historical Association GCSE Zone


BBC History

Local History Societies – Sussex

The National Geographic Magazine is an American publication about geography, history and world culture.   http://www.nationalgeographic.com/