“The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.”



Ms Mendonca BA History & Spanish (Joint Honours) – Teacher

Mr. Hampton, BA Archaeology & Ancient History with History (Joint Honours), DipEd, MA Education – Teacher


Course Overview:

OCR School’s History Project, History B (J411)



History topics for years 7 and 8 focus on providing a thorough introduction to the subject, beginning with key skills that are essential for study, then leading to lessons that run through key points of human history.  It is through such engaging lessons that students build their analytical skills and appreciation of this broad subject, before choosing their GCSE options for year 9.

Topics include:

  • History Skills
  • 1066 and Medieval Britain
  • The Slave Trade
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Early 20th Century Britain and the British Empire.
  • World War 1
  • The Interwar Period
  • Living under Nazi Rule and the Holocaust
  • World War 2



This course covers British and world history, as well as an in-depth case study of Kenilworth Castle for students to practise their practical skills and to understand how historians use the written and physical record to make sense of the past.  The course content is designed to engage students with a mixture of political, social and cultural history that inspire those students with a thirst for knowledge to explore exactly why the modern world is the way it is.

Topics include:

  • Public Health from 1250- Present
  • The Norman Conquest
  • The Making of America 1789-1900
  • Living Under Nazi Rule
  • Kenilworth Castle.



All students are encouraged to join the Humanities Documentaries Society, where they can choose from a wide variety of historical documentaries that are linked to their exam specification.  This improves wider case study knowledge and provides a small community of like-minded students with a forum to discuss their shared interests.


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