The History Department believes History is a unique, rigorous and valuable academic subject. History is about real people, who face real situations. In History, students investigate people and events using the evidence that survives. Learners will analyse the evidence, deal with contradictions and be encouraged to ask and answer questions. They will learn to put together clear explanations in an organised way, supporting the points they make and justifying their conclusions. History provides a meaningful context for developing valuable skills and understanding. History supports students in becoming independent thinkers who are open-minded, disciplined and good at problem solving. Teachers are enthusiastic and committed to providing valuable and enjoyable learning experiences, and classroom activities are enriched for all year groups through opportunities to visit historical sites and museums.

KS3 Overview

Year 7 Enquiry Questions

  • How did the Normans conquer England?
  • What were the consequences of the Black Death?
  • Why did Henry become Supreme Head of the Church of England?
  • Why did England have no monarch?
  • How did the Industrial Revolution change people’s lives?
  • What was the impact of the British Empire?
  • Why did one shot start the First World War and why was it a world war?

Year 8 Enquiry Questions

  • What have been the consequences of migration to Britain?
  • Why did it take so long for people to get the vote?
  • Did people pull together during the Second World War?
  • Why did the USA drop atomic bombs on Japan?
  • How did the Holocaust happen?
  • How successful was the campaign for civil rights in the USA?

KS4 Overview

Bodmin College

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KS5 Overview

Bodmin College

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