History at Abbotsholme

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

The course begins with a short unit that deals with historical concepts and theories. Over the three years pupils study England and the world form 1066 to the modern day. In Year 7 history begins with the invasions of 1066 and the Norman Conquest. They also study the history of China during the same period. In Year 8 the course considers the Tudors and the Stuarts, focussing on the representation of history through the use of prortraits and the Civil War respectively. In Year 9 the Industrial Revolution and Agricultural Revolutions are considered as well as their effect on living conditions in the 19th Century. The pupils are introduced to the main events of the 20th Century, primarily dealing with the Holocaust. Finally the pupils do a “History Through Music”project.

Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11: GCSE)

Pupils follow the AQA B Modern World Course. Paper 1 deals with international relations from 1900-1939. Paper 2 considers Germany between World War One and World War Two. The third section is a controlled assessment, where pupils consider aspects of “Britain at War” in both world wars.

Sixth Form

In the first year pupils study a source based paper on the English Civil War as well as a As module entitled, Conflict in the Middle East. The second year they focus on the nature of warfare from 1792 to 1945. Finally pupils complete coursework on aspects of Nazi Germany.


Abbotsholme Pupils Achieve Individual Academic Success at A Level

Pupils, teachers and staff at Abbotsholme are celebrating after the school achieved some excellent individual A Level results, with nearly 50% of pupils achieving A*-B grades at A Level, and nearly 90% achieving A*- E. “Congratulations to...


Sparta! A2 History Lessons Charge Ahead

Lower Sixth pupils began their A2 history lessons yesterday. Ben Baker, Charlotte Finney & Franny Brotherton-Cottrell felt the empowerment of wearing a Spartan Helmet and carrying a shield and sword. However, they did not feel empowered for lo...


Year 8 Play with Civil War Weapons

Before half term Year 8 used their imagination, the furniture in Mr Wilson's room and some wooden guns to practise how soldiers in the 1640s would have fought. The tables were used as cannons and Jemima Brown couldn't resist being a human can...


Win a Signed Barbarians Rugby Shirt!

Abbotsholme is auctioning off a signed Barbarians T Shirt. Click here for more information on how you can be in with a chance of winning this!


Holocaust Memorial at Abbotsholme

The Abbotsholme Community remembered the Holocaust today in Chapel. Mr Wilson, Head of History, led the chapel, focusing on the new app '70 voices' which the Holocaust Educational Trust has set up 70 years on from the liberation of Aus...