Subject Vision and Intent  


Our main vision of History at Hodge Hill Girls’ school is to promote the past as a place full of interesting people, places, events and colourful stories. Our aim is to encourage an awareness of how history is significant to everyday life, to encourage passion for the study of the past and use it as a vehicle to shape our behaviour and attitudes in the modern world. The History department at Hodge Hill Girls' School recognises its responsibility to provide a high quality education for all of its learners and encourages mutual understanding of the historic origins of Britain within a global context. The History department believes promoting and supporting British Values will help learners become confident and questioning individuals. Pupils will leave KS3 and KS4 equipt with skills and knowledge to make them successful in any future career they embark upon. 

History is a vehicle, which demonstrates the need for acceptance, understanding, and co-operation between people and races and actively shows the consequences of prejudices, misunderstanding and aggression. Pupils develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. They investigate Britain's relationships with the wider world, and relate past events to the present day. 
The department is committed to providing a varied learning experience through the use of a variety of teaching techniques, targeted intervention and out of hours learning clubs to support learners. Pupils also have ample access to ICT suite allowing them to carry out effective research. 



Five Year Plan





Year 7  

Year 8  

Year 9  

Year 10   

Year 11  

Autumn Term 1  


How logical were the Romans? 

How controlling were Tudor monarchs? 


How did the First World War affect Britain? 


Medieval Medicine 

Life in Norman England and Nineteenth Century 

Autumn Term 2  



How did William the Conqueror change England? 


Why was there an English Civil War in 1642 


What were the aims of the Nazi Party? 


Native Americans and Early Migration 


Medicine and the American Civil War and Causes of World War Two 


Spring Term 1  



How did medical understanding develop in the Middle Ages? 


How was the Industrial Revolution significant? 



What is the significance of the holocaust? 


Treaty of Versailles and the Norman Conquest 

Norman Conquest  

Spring Term 2  



How was the authority of the monarchy challenged in the Middle Ages? 


What was the impact of the slave trade? 



What were the causes of the Second World War? 


Renaissance Medicine 

Twentieth Century Medicine  

Summer Term 1  



How has the wider world been affected by the Crusades? 


What was the impact of British India? 


How did the First World War affect Britain? 



Destruction of Native American Lifestyle 


Independent Study for Normans 

Summer Term 2  



How did the Wars of the Roses affect England? 



Why did conflict exist between Native Americans and settlers in America? 


What were the aims of the Nazi Party? 


League of Nations 




Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)


GCSE History 

Exam Board 




GCSE History will consist of 2 papers 


Paper 1 – Understanding the Modern World, this exam is 2 hours 


Paper 2 – Shaping the Nation, this exam is 2 hours 


Key Topics 


America, 1840-1895: Expansion and Consolidation  


Conflict and Tension: The inter-war years, 1918-1939 


Health and the People: C1000 to present day 


Norman England, C1066-C110