What will we be studying?

During year 9 you will be studying 3 broad themes from 20th Century History; Experiences of War, Propaganda & Censorship and Leadership. The focus of these topics is to explore historical events on a local, national and international scale. During the course you will develop awareness of social, political and economic history from the 20th Century. You will also be exposed to a range of historical skills that will consolidate and support the important work that you do in other subjects, especially English. Studying History allows us to understand not only the past but also why current events around the world occur so we will frequently use contemporary events to support our learning.

How you will be assessed?

You will be assessed at 3 points during the year. Each assessment will be in the form two short questions and a longer style GCSE question. You will be given a National Curriculum level for each assessment and this will be recorded in the front of your history books. These assessments have been designed to allow development of GCSE examination skills in preparation for key stage 4.


History is a fantastically interesting subject which enables students to gain a much better understanding of the world around them and our year 9 curriculum will give you a firm foundation for GSCE History which is one of the Baccalaureate subjects.