Subject Leader

Miss G Hagon.

Email: g.hagon@cwlc.email

Members of the department

Mrs Gemma Hagon is Head of History and Politics

Miss Annemarie Kelly – Acting Head of History and Head of KS5 history and Politics

Mr Richard Hall – Teacher of History and Politics

Mr David Farmer – Teacher of History and Deputy Head

Mr Matthew Mobberley – Teacher of History and Head of Sixth Form

Miss Verity Marriott – Teacher of History

Miss Ellie Hatherell – Teacher of history

Miss Elisha White – Teacher of history and V and E


Mrs P Hunt

Mr J Evans

About Our Subject

History is the study of humans and how they have moulded and shaped the world that we live in. It utilises artefacts and remains that previous people have left behind so we can interpret what came before us, enabling us to understand who we are, where we come from and better understand our heritage and culture.

As Circero said, “History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalises memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity.”

History Yr 7 & 8 AWL

Year 7 looks at the making of the British Isles; from Celts to the Normans. We look at how invaders have created our culture, language and landscape. Students look at the famous battles of 1066 before considering Medieval Life and the power of the monarchy, warfare and people. Year 7 ends with a reflection on which factors were the biggest force in creating modern Britain.

Year 8 looks at whether humans have ever been nice, starting with Empire and the Industrial Revolution. Students will then look at slavery and its history in Britain and America before following the narrative of the Civil Rights movement. We will end the year by looking at the Holocaust – a compulsory unit and one we feel students should study when they are more mature.

Year 9 students will begin their journey in to history GCSE by studying early 20th century politics in history, our focus begins with an investigation in to the Suffragette movement and women’s role in history. Then look at the history of democracy and the importance of the vote. The first term will end with a case study on the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Students will then study the First World War and its impact, included within it an important GCSE examined module on Medicine in the First World War. Students will then begin their first GCSE unit Medicine Through Time encompassing GCSE exam skills and knowledge.

AQA GCE History

Unit 1F – Industrialisation and People 1783 – 1885

Students look at how Britain was governed and the foundations of democracy before looking at social, political and economic change across the nineteenth century.
Students will be assessed at the end of two years in a written examination with an interpretation exercise and an essay based question.

Unit 2N – Revolution and dictatorship: Russia, 1917–1953

The study of Russia from the collapse of Tsarism to the rise of the Bolshevik party under Lenin followed by the subsequent leadership battle and the rise of Stalin who oversaw Russia becoming a superpower.

Students will be assessed at the end of two years in a written examination with an interpretation exercise and an essay based question.

NEA – Irish History
3000-3,500 word enquiry on an aspect on Irish history between 1893-1998.