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“People that don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat its mistakes”

Alex Hayley




History has never been more important. Understanding events from different perspectives and critically examining ideas and evidence is of huge important in the 21st century. So too is the unique focus that History places upon empathy as our world becomes increasingly divided and faces increasingly sophisticated methods of media spin, misinformation and disinformation.

We aim to engage and excite students, equipping them with a range of key skills for academic and non-academic success. We run a wide range of extra-curricular activities to support and inspire students at all key stages.

History at Bradfield School is taught by very experienced, knowledgeable and passionate staff. We are dedicated and committed to engaging, supporting and inspiring each student we teach.

Key Stage 3 Curriculum Content

The Key Stage 3 course includes a range of topics to engage students and grab their interest. Students are encouraged to look at issues empathetically from different perspectives and to develop and support explanations and their own arguments.

Year 7

·         Introduction to History 

·         Roman achievements and impact of invasion

·         Norman invasion.

Year 8

·        Norman invasion 

·        Elizabeth 1

·        The British Empire
·        World War 1

Year 9

·        1919-1939 - Peace to War, Hitler & Holocaust

·        World War 2

·        Cold War Madness
·        JFK Assassination

Key Stage 4 Curriculum Content

Students follow the Edexcel syllabus at GCSE:

Year 10
  • Medicine c1250 - present day, including surgery in World War 1 and the reigns of Richard and John
Year 11
  • Reigns of Richard and John 
  • The Cold War
  • Germany 1918-1939

The course is assessed through 3 examination papers:

Paper 1 – Medicine in Britain

Paper 2 – Richard and John and Superpower Relations

Paper 3 – Weimar and Nazi Germany.