A well-resourced, fully differentiated and engaging programme

Pupils undertake a well-resourced, fully differentiated and engaging programme of study that makes full use of the outstanding technology we have available here at Channing.

Year 7

  • What is history?
  • The Norman Conquest and the Medieval Era
  • The Tudors
  • Medieval Ottoman Empire

Year 8

  • Slavery and the British Empire
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • The Campaign for Votes for Women
  • Riot, Revolution and Social Unrest (1950-2001)

Year 9

  • World War One, Peace Treaties and Inter-war years
  • The Second World War and the Holocaust
  • Herstory project- The forgotten women of history
  • Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91 (GCSE topic)


Paper 1

  • British Thematic Study with Historical Environment.
  • Thematic Study- Crime and Punishment in Britain, c1000 to present
  • How has the nature of law and order changed over time in Britain?
  • What impact did changes in Britain have on ordinary people’s lives?
  • Historic Environment- Whitechapel, c1870-1900
  • What were the local conditions in Whitechapel that led to it being so crime ridden in the 1870s-1890s?
  • How were the ‘Ripper’ murders investigated?

Paper 2

  • Period Study and British Depth Study
  • Period Study – Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91?
  • What caused the Cold War and how did it develop over time?
  • Why did Communism and Soviet control come crashing down?
  • British Depth Study- Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88
  • Why did William the Conqueror manage to tak power in 1066?
  • How did William transform England forever?

Paper 3

  • Modern Depth Study- Russia and the Soviet Union, 1917-41
  • Why and how did the communists seize power in 1917?
  • In what ways did life in Russia transform under Soviet rule?