History

Key Stage 3

During year 7 students follow an integrated humanities course called Navig8.  This course is designed to give students the knowledge and skills they need in order to be successful learners.  Please see the Navig8 information for more details.

Year 8 & 9 students explore Britain’s rich history of settlement and migration in order to understand and appreciate the many different peoples that have moved here over the centuries from abroad.  Students then explore the gradual growth of rights and the redistribution of power from the monarchy to the people.  We also focus on the achievements and costs of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution, including colonialism, slavery and independence.

Our study of the 20th century explores well-known topics such as the First World War, World War II and the Cold War.  However, we are also proud to offer a cutting-edge course which seeks to understand the history of conflict in the Middle East, the policy of genocide (including the Holocaust), terrorism, the ’Swinging Sixties’ and the world after 9/11.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 & 11 students currently follow the OCR ‘History B’ specification and study units on Germany 1918-45, the USA 1919-1941, Britain 1900-1918 and International Relations 1945-1975.  The History Department at Noadswood is established as a successful and forward-thinking team within Hampshire.

We pride ourselves on an engaging and enquiry based approach.