History

History is an exciting subject to study. It is interesting and intriguing and indulges our curiosity as it explores the past events that have helped to shape our world today.

We offer a full and varied History curriculum at Central Academy to help students gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. 

Here at Central Academy we provide our students in KS3 (Years 7 & 8) with the opportunity to explore a variety of topics that develop knowledge on the history of key events and ancient civilisations, to equip students with the ability to ask perceptive and thought provoking questions.

In History we offer a high quality education that inspires students to be more curious about the world in which they live in, and how it has changed over the years to what we know it as today.

As students progress through KS3, their growing knowledge about the past of Britain and the wider world will help them understand how historical evidence is used to make historical claims and change the perspectives of others. 

The aims of our KS3 History curriculum are to ensure that all students:

    • Know and understand the History of Britain’s past in chronological order
    • Develop contextual knowledge of significant events and civilisations
    • Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence

These are the competent skills that students will develop:

    • Use abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’, and ‘peasantry’
    • Interpret a range of sources of Historical evidence 

In KS4 students will study the AQA GCSE History curriculum, to deepen their knowledge and understanding of a period study, a thematic study and two depth studies.

They will study the following topics:

    • Germany 1890-1945: democracy and dictatorship
    • Conflict and tension: the inter-war years , 1918-39
    • Health and the people, 1000 to the present day
    • Elizabethan England, 1568-6013

In KS5 students will study the OCR A-level History curriculum. They will study the following topics:

    • The Early Stuarts 1603-46
    • Democracy and Dictatorships in Germany 1918-63
    • Tudor Rebellions
    • A personal study based on a topic of student’s choice

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