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We have designed our curriculum using the KS3 National Curriculum and it is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme. We have also referenced the KS2 Programmes of Study in our initial planning.

At Mascalls Academy, we feel that the study of History and its associated skills is fundamental to developing into a well-informed and articulate citizen. At KS3, we study the past in a chronological order in order for students to make sense of the past in a coherent manner. Our lessons immerse students in the events of the past, providing them with an understanding of local, national and global history that enables them to understand their place in the world, and in the long story of human development. We aim to offer alternative perspectives, to understand personal histories, and the treatment of minority groups. Students will gain a depth of knowledge as well as skills of inquiry and argument, through a curriculum that is designed to promote engagement and prepare students for GCSE, A-Level, and future career progression. The curriculum will encourage history students to engage with evidence and scholarship, and partake in debates that will drive and test new knowledge, as well as their own views of historical and contemporary events.

KS3 history

  • Module 1: England Before 1066 and the Battle of Hastings
  • Module 2: The Norman Conquest
  • Module 3: Challenges to the Monarchy
  • Modules 4 and 5: Conflict at Home and Abroad
  • Module 6: Religious change under the Tudors
  • Module 1: Democracy and the UK
  • Module 2: The Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Module 3: The British Empire
  • Module 4: The Age of Revolutions
  • Module 5: The Industrial Revolution
  • Module 6: The First World War
  • Module 1: Hitler’s rise to power
  • Module 2: The Holocaust
  • Module 3: Why did Germany lose WW2?
  • Module 4: The Cold War
  • Module 5: The Civil Rights Movement
  • Module 6: Equality in Britain

KS4 history

  • USA, Opportunity and Inequality, 1920-1973
  • Conflict and Tension, 1918-1939
  • Elizabethan England, c.1568-1603
  • Health and the people, c.1000 – present day

KS5 history

  • Paper 1C – The Tudors, 1485-1603
  • Paper 2Q – The American Dream: Reality and Illusion, 1945-1980
  • Paper 1K – The Making of a Superpower, America 1865-1975
  • Paper 2M – Wars and welfare: Britain in Transition, 1906-1957
  • NEA