History at Farringdon is devised to be both an engaging and rewarding experience for all of our students both at Key Stage 3 and 4. As historians we want the students to understand the past and the relevance that it has to everyday life. We use a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies which the students respond to in a positive way.

What do we study in history at Farringdon?

Throughout KS3 and KS4 we study:

Year 7: Battle of Hastings and 1066, Problems with Power, Women Power, Australia: Life Down Under and Underground in the North East

Year 8: Slavery, Abolition of Slavery, World War One, Russian Revolution and Europe: Invasion and Occupation

Year 9: Genocide throughout the Twentieth Century, Coming to Britain, Terrorism and Black Civil Rights in the USA.

At GCSE we follow OCR Modern World B specification. Pupils will complete 2 exam papers and a Controlled Assessment

Year 10:

  • Controlled Assessment ( worth 25% of overall grade) – Black Civil Rights in America,
  • Paper 2 ( worth 30% of overall grade – How far did British society change , 1939 -1975? This includes studying the changing role of women, role of a teenager and the issues of immigration.

Year 11:

  • Paper 1 ( worth 45% of overall grade) – Aspects of International
    Relations, 1919 – 2005. This includes studying the end of the Cold War, Terrorism focusing on the IRA, PLO and Al Qaeda, and the significance of the war in Iraq.



KS3 History Curriculum (pdf)


Course Plan

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