Faculty of Humanities


Stephanie Jennings - KS3

Sarah Jones - KS3

Anthony Motteram - KS3 & KS4

Stephen Reed - KS3 & KS4



History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people's lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. This is at the core of the teaching and learning in History.


At St. Peter's the History Department aims to deliver a high-quality education which will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. The aim in line with the latest National Curriculum requirements is to inspire pupils' curiosity to know more about the past. Our teaching aims to equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.


KS3 Curriculum 2018-2019

Year 7

In Year 7 pupils incorporate History Nat Curr Aims in their study of:

  • The Romans (Term One)
  • The development of the Church, State and Society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509 (Term Two & Three)

There will be end of unit assessments for each topic.

Year 8

During year 8 pupils build on their knowledge and understanding through the study of the following topics:

  • The English Civil War (Term One)
  • Britain; Industry & Empire 1745-1901 (Term Two)
  • Challenges for Britain & Europe 1901-Present Day (Term Three)

There will be end of unit assessments for each topic.


KS4 Curriculum 2018-2019

Year 9, 10 & 11

In Year 9 pupils opting for History follow the AQA GCSE Course Specification 8145. There are two main areas of study – Understanding the Modern World and Shaping the Nation. Topics include:

Conflict and Tension 1894-1918

Germany; Democracy and Dictatorship 1890-1945

Norman England 1066-1100

Power and the People 1170 to the present day

Outline of the course

 A more detailed outline of the course is available at: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-8145


There are two written examinations of 1hour and 45 mins each. Each examination paper is worth 50% of the qualification. These exams are taken at the end of the course.