Our History curriculum journey.

Key Stage 3 History students cover a wide variety of topics that build upon their historical skills year by year. Students study history from the Middle Ages up to present day. We believe that students need to learn from the past in order to understand the future and to enable them to make connections from past events to modern day events.

Year 7

  • Medieval Realms

  • Medicine Through Time

  • The Tudors

Year 8

  • The Slave Trade

  • The Civil Rights Movement

  • The Industrial Revolution

  • The First World War

Year 9

  • The Troubles in Northern Ireland

  • Hitler’s Rise to Power in Nazi Germany

  • The Holocaust

  • Crime and Punishment between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period


Our History curriculum journey.

KS4 History offers a range of exciting modules for our GCSE students.

Crime and Punishment

In this module students study how Crime and Punishment changed throughout British History. Students examine how the nature of crime changed, the variations punishment  throughout this period an investigate case studies such as the Gunpowder Plot, Witchcraft, Pentonville Prison and the abolition of capital punishment. Students also carry out an environment study investigating policing in Whitechapel during the Ripper murders. 

Weimar and Nazi Germany - 1918-1939– (Paper 3– 1 hr-20 mins 30%)

In this module students study how Germany recovered after WW1 and how she dealt with the  disastrous economic problems of the Treaty of Versailles and hyperinflation and how it began to rebuild  during the prosperous Golden Age era. Students will look at how economic and political disaster struck Germany yet again in the 1930s after the Wall Street Crash and how this paved the way for Hitler to come to power in Germany.

Early Elizabethan England 1558-88-(Paper 2– 1 hr 45 mins 20%/40%)

In this module students study life in England under the control of Queen Elizabeth. Students examine the situation of her accession and challenges she faced in particular being a woman and unmarried. Students investigate how she dealt with the religious settlement and the plots and revolts she faced both, at home and abroad. You will also examine her relations with Spain as well as life in Elizabethan society, education, leisure, the poor, voyages of discovery and the colonisation of Virginia.

The Cold War 1943-1991– (Paper 2– 1 hr 45 mins 20%/40%)

In this module students study the emergence of the two Superpowers, the USA and the Soviet Union, after WW2 and how this created tension for almost 40 years. Students examine key events such as the development of the arms race, the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, revolution in East Germany, suspicion and spying between East and West! Students also examine how communism fell and the impact this had on the Soviet Union.


KS5 History offers a range of interesting modules for our history students to develop their historical skills and prepare them for university or life after college.

In Search of the American Dream

In this module which is worth 30% of the History A-level students study the USA between 1917-96. The module covers the changing environment of Presidents and the impact of war; the quest for Civil Rights; Society and culture in change and the changing quality of life. It also studies Reagan as a historical interpretation

South Africa: 1948-94 From Apartheid State to Rainbow Nation.

Ever wondered who Nelson Mandela was or what he did? This looks at life in South Africa and the resistance to apartheid; the radicalisation of the National Party; Challenges to racist rule and the end of apartheid.

Poverty, Public Health and the State of Britain

 This option gives students the opportunity to explore two of the major social problems that arose from industrialisation and urbanisation: poverty and public health, and the ways in which the state gradually took control of the situation, involving a considerable change in attitudes amongst the general public.

Coursework Module- Were Ordinary Germans responsible for the Holocaust?

In the coursework module that we study here at Angmering we investigate who should be held responsible for the Holocaust. Worth 20% of the final mark, students need to study content on this period and then carry out an independently researched enquiry which focuses on analysing and evaluating historical interpretations. It is a controversial topic and one that students enjoy researching. The coursework element is a great way to prepare students for university as it enables them to research and write their findings independently.