What's it all about?

We’re all about studying the past

The History department at St Cuthbert’s aims to inspire and encourage a love for learning about the past. Students are provided with a curriculum that delves into history and explore significant events and people.

Through studying History students develop their knowledge and become skilled in research, evaluation and source critique. The St Cuthbert’s History curriculum stretches from the Stone Age through to modern day European history covering important events as recent as the War on Terror. The Curriculum is engaging, varied and provides a chronological overview.

Alternative learning activities such as trips are on offer providing the opportunity to visit important historical sites. Previous trips have included Krakow, Poland to visit the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, France and Belgium to experience the WWI Battlefields Tour and a Year 7 trip to the Slavery Museum in Liverpool.

In years 7 and 8 (KS3), all students have lessons with a specialist History teacher. At the end of KS3 students have the option to continue to study History at GCSE level.

The Team

Mrs Holly Brown
Curriculum Leader Humanities

Miss Joanne Grimes
Deputy Headteacher and Teacher of History

Mr Justin McAuley
Assistant Headteacher - Pastoral and Teacher of History

Mrs Laura Dawber
Head of Year 7 and Teacher of History

Miss Jenny Lomax
Teacher of History and Geography

History Curriculum Overview

Students will study The Norman Conquest, Medieval Britain, The Tudors, The English Civil War and the Industrial Revolution.

Students will study the British Empire, The Titanic Disaster, WWI, The Battle of the Somme, Hitler's Germany.

Year 9 Curriculum under review.

Students will study The Vietnnam War, The Assassination of JFK, The Holocaust, The Development of sport, Development of entertainment and the Development of Music.

Students will study Changes in Holiday Patterns, Racism and prejudice in America, From Boom to Bust, 1920's American Society , War and Reform and The Boer War.

Students will study Hitler's Rise to Power, Life in Nazi Germany, The German Homefront, as well as revising for their exams.

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