Our vision at St Catherine’s is to make History stimulating, developing an inquiring mind as well as an understanding of the past. We focus on how events and ideas have created change over time and how different historical events can be seen by different people. We proactively develop the core skills of analytical thought and high quality verbal and written communication that are not only central to the study of History, but also essential to life beyond school.
What do we teach?
Year 7: What is History? | Ancient Rome | Medieval realms | The Reformation
Year 8: The Renaissance | The British Empire | Slavery and Civil Rights | The Impact of the industrial revolution
Year 9: Women the Vote | The First World War | The Rise of Hitler | The Second World War | The Holocaust | The Cold War
Russia and the Soviet Union, 1905–24 | Germany Development of Dictatorship: 1918-45 | Changes in medicine, c1848–c1948 | A World divided: superpower relations, 1943–72
Early Tudors 1485- 1558 | The French Revolution and Napoleon | Russia 1855-1964 | Independent research essay of choice