Topics studied at KS3

Year 7

Discovering History and History Skills

Leicester’s Heritage

1066 the invasion and consolidation

Medieval church, crime and power

Death, dying and change

Tudors and the religious see-saw


Year 8

Power and religious struggle

Industrial Revolution

World War I

Russian Revolution

Home Front and the position of women

Sport in History


Year 9

Prejudice and Discrimination

Modern History in Themes

The Origins of the Cold War



GCSE Edexcel History 9-1

Paper 1

Thematic study and historic environment         30% of the qualification

Crime and punishment in Britain, c1000–present Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city.

Historic environment

Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner city.

Knowledge, selection and use of sources for historical enquiries


Paper 2

Period study and British depth study       40% of the qualification

Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88. 

Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91


Paper 3

Modern depth study          30% of the qualification

The USA, 1954–75: conflict at home and abroad

The development of the civil rights movement, 1954–60

US involvement in the Vietnam War, 1954–75


Helping Your Child With Homework

For all humanities subjects we would encourage you to support students to read, listen or watch the news daily so they are aware of current events. We will give lists of any television programmes or series which support topics being undertaken in lessons as and when appropriate.

Students would benefit from visiting any local or national museums and exhibitions to develop their historical knowledge. We would encourage students to read around the subjects they are being taught including fiction books.