Mr Nassau

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Outline

In Key Stage 3, we explore the story of Britain and its place in the world, from the Roman invasion in 43AD, through to the influence of technology in the industrial revolution and the 20th century via the World Wars. We also study the changing power of the Church and State and its social and political impact across this timescale.

We examine sources of evidence and use them to reach convincing conclusions about the past, as well as to ask further questions about the past and how it affects us today.

I have received lots of guidance and support from the Academy staff and pupils.”
— Mr Nassau

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Outline

At Key Stage 4 in History, pupils study the Edexcel GCSE History course. The pupils explore a range of British and international History over a broad range of time.

  • A thematic study of Medicine in Britain from c1250 to present day. This includes a case study of the British sector of the Western Front, 1914-1918: injuries, treatments and trenches.

  • The American West, c1835-c1895, with a study of the effects of Western Expansion on Native Americans, Cattle Ranchers and Homesteaders.

  • A study of Elizabethan England from 1558-1588, including the plots involving Mary Queen of Scots, the victory over the Spanish Armada and Elizabethan society.

  • A study of Germany between 1919-1939, charting the impact of World War One on Germany, how Hitler came to power and consolidated his control.

Future Opportunities and Pathways Post 16

  • A Level History and beyond to University.

  • The career possibilities include; Journalism, Archaeologist, Archivist, Curator, Management and Tourism.

Extra Curricular Opportunities

As a faculty we currently offer opportunities to carry out extra studies with our after school success zones and lesson 6. We have inter-house competitions, such as model castle building, plus the opportunity for trips and visits, such as our trip to Leeds Thackeray Medical museum and Hitler on Trial play. We also invite guest speakers into the academy, such as Martin Kappel, a holocaust survivor, and encourage deeper study with further reading lists and homework.