History

Curriculum Intent
“I believe that the more you know about the past, the better you are prepared for the future” – Theodore Roosevelt

History teaches all of us about who we are and what our future might look like. Any student of history is a historian; we identify, we debate, we opine, we argue, and we explain. History is a story that engages and questions the very nature of who we are.

The study of history at Trinity Church of England High School encourages our students to be curious and to think about our own attitudes, values and choices. The chronological approach builds an understanding of change and continuity over a progression of time and at the heart of our curriculum is a focus on the academic writings of the historian. We learn about History through the research and writings of others, and formulate substantiated judgements based around what we interrogate.

In the heart of a diverse city, we endeavour to reflect not only Manchester’s history, but also that of some of the global communities and people that made us.

Strengths of the Department

As a department we use innovative teaching and learning strategies to ensure that all of pupils reach their full potential in this academically demanding subject. We also ensure that pupils see History as a ‘living’ subject by taking them on trips outside of school to support their understanding and knowledge.

Achievements

History at Trinity continues to be a popular option subject at GCSE. Indeed many of our pupils have gone on to study History at A-Level and for their Degree.

Exam Board: AQA

History Curriculum

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Migration into Britain before 1066
Why did the Duke of Normandy become King of England?
Impact of the Normans Silk Roads

Islamic Civilizations

Crusades

Medieval Monarchs

Medieval Mali Medieval England
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Religious changes in the Tudor age

Consequences of the English Civil War

Industrial Revolution Empire Slave Trade Abolition Enlightenment and the US Civil War
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Causes and course of WW1 Spanish Civil war Holocaust Genocide e.g. Srebrenica Start of the Cold War

British Civil rights

Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Germany and the growth of democracy

Germany and the depression

Germany and the depression ctd.

Life in Hitler’s Germany

Life in Hitler’s Germany ctd.

Conflict in Korea

Escalation of conflict in Vietnam Ending of Conflict in Vietnam

Year 10 exam

Complete C&T in Asia.
Autumn 1
Autumn 2
Spring 1
Spring 2
Summer 1
Summer 2
Elizabeth’s court & parliament

Life in Elizabethan England

Mock preparation

Troubles at home and abroad

Troubles at home and abroad ctd.

Medicine stands still

Beginnings of change

Revolution in medicine

Modern Medicine Study leave

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