Key Stage 3

Students develop their knowledge and understanding of British history which is taught in chronological order from the Battle of Hastings (1066) all the way through to World War II (1939-45). In terms of historical skills, students are encouraged to identify change and continuity, and to critically evaluate sources of evidence as well as historical interpretations. They are expected to take a leading role in lessons by contributing to class discussions, delivering presentations and performing historical re-enactments.

At the end of Year 8, students can choose History as a GCSE option. They start a foundation course in Year 9, which provides an introduction to GCSE topics including the Cold War and the Holocaust as preparation for the Modern World course.

Key Stage 4

At Kingsley Academy we offer the Edexcel GCSE History B (Modern World) syllabus. Students study four units.

Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present and Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city

Medicine Through Time + Western Front 1250 - present

Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941 -1991

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918 -1939

We offer the AQA History syllabus with the following units studied.

A2 Level

Tsarist and Communist Russia 1855-1917

The English Revolution 1625-1642

Aspects of International Relations, 1945-2004

Historical Enquiry: Germany c. 1815-1945