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Our intent in History is that through the study of historical events students will appreciate and gain a better understanding of the world around us through the complexity of human experiences, to evaluate evidence in multiple forms, and to offer insightful interpretations with clarity of expression. This curriculum will develop and extend pupils’ knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience. We aim to enable students to master the knowledge and skills for success in future outside school. The curriculum is broadly chronological so that students get a good sense of History through time. There are 4 key skills that every Historian needs and as a department we aim to develop: analysis, source evaluation and interpretation as a foundation for studying history.  

Curriculum Maps

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Year 12

Year 13

Grade Descriptors

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

History Contacts


Department Staff

Deputy Head of Faculty with Responsibility for History

Mrs M Adams 

Teacher of History

Mrs S Hillier 

Teacher of History Mr K Hughes 
Teacher of History Ms B Townsend-Mills 

Please click on the name of the teacher to send them an email.




Useful Links: 

History - BBC Bitesize

Imperial War Museums (iwm.org.uk)

Institute of Historical Research (history.ac.uk)

English Heritage Home Page | English Heritage (english-heritage.org.uk)

Home | National Trust


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Sir William Ramsay SchoolExplore our Sixth Form

The intention of our Sixth Form is to build on our GCSE successes and not only to create the citizens of the future but to build the society of the future.  We want our students to be well-rounded, marketable, independent and successful individuals.