In our History lessons, we encourage students to engage in historical enquiry to develop them as effective and independent learners and well as being critical and reflective thinkers. The study of History is hugely important for understanding how people and events have shaped our world and the impact that these have had on us as societies and as individuals. Students’ knowledge and awareness of the how the past has been represented, interpreted and given significance will be developed over the key stages and students will learn about a range of topics from Elizabethan England to The Cold War.

Across the key stages, schemes of work are planned using the Edexcel Pearson Specification to embed the skills needed for GCSE. This is reinforced by the use of course textbooks which support all levels of ability.


Key Stage 3

In Years 7 and 8 students will be introduced to the key skills that are developed for choosing History as an option. Topics are chosen to give students a broad subject knowledge of a range of key learning areas in each subject. A variety of methods will be used to assess students through each key topic.

Key Stage 4

In Years 9-11 students will be prepared and will focus on the topics and skills required for the examinations which will take place in the summer of Year 11. Regular assessment and the development of examination skills will take place throughout the course, and students will receive targeted feedback so that they know how to improve.

The specification we follow can be found here.

Students study the following topics (1HI0 = 10/2R/31):

  • Crime and Punishment
  • Early Elizabethan England
  • Superpower Relations
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany
  • Key Stage 5

    In Years 12 and 13 students develop skills in History that are very transferable and desirable post-18, including communication of findings, the ability to analyse and evaluate, and the confidence to make substantiated judgements.

    The specification we follow can be found here.

    Students study the following topics (9H10 = 1C/2C/35/04):

    • Britains Revolution in 1625-1701
    • Russia in Revolution
    • British Experience of Warfare
    • Students will also have a Coursework piece of 3000 - 4000 words

    History in Each Year

    For more detailed information about how History is taught at St George's please select the appropriate year group below: