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Newman Catholic College

NewmanCatholic College

A UNICEF Rights Respecting School


History Aims

History is a fascinating subject, full of interesting people, places, events and stories about the lives of people from the past. It is the belief of the department that the lives' of everyone who studies the past will be enriched for knowing about the influences that have shaped and made them the people they are.

Studying about the past is rewarding and interesting, which offers a window on different times and places, and where people lived much different lives to our own. Developing an understanding of the past is essential to the education of every child if we are to develop our students into mature, considerate adults, capable of forming their own opinions and making decisions about their life.

Keystage 3 overview 

Students will study these themes over a period of three years.
The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509. The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.
The challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day in addition to studying the Holocaust.

Year 7

  • The Roman Empire
  • Medieval Realms

Year 8

  • The Making of the UK.
  • Black Peoples of the Americas. A local history study.

Year 9

  • The Industrial Revolution.
  • Twentieth Century World.

Key stage 4 overview 

Students follow the OCR Modern World History GCSE over a period of two years when final examinations are sat.

Year 10

  • Cold War
  • Russia 1905-1941

Year 11

  • Cold War
  • Russia 1905-1941
  • Britain 1890-1918

Key Stage 5 overview 

Students follow a two year Edexcel A level
pathway with examinations sat at the end of the course.

Year 12 Edexcel A level

  • Russia
  • Cold War
  • Germany 1890-1990 

Year 13

  • Russia
  • Post War British political history
  • Cold War

Useful websites for this subject 

BBC History