Ms Folorunsho - Head of Department
Ms Brunskill - Assistant Head Teacher
Mrs Khatun - KS4 Progress and Achievement
Mr Lewis - Head of year 10 SR
Mr Wynter- Head of year 7 SR
Ms Oliver – Teacher of History

Department Overview


  • A representative curriculum in which enables students to see themselves and understand others in our globalised world.
  • Desire our students to gain cultural capital but also cultural confidence in their own identities and stories.
  • To develop an understanding of how history informs our sense of identity and place in the world through studying a range of periods, perspectives and peoples.
  •  To develop a passion for history, a respect and understanding for all people and deeper understanding of the human spirit.
  • To empower our students as they interact with both their intellect and identities.


  • To Introduce students to stories & knowledge that will create aspirations within them to reach their potential & make a difference in their communities.
  • To aspire them unto great career paths through our history graduate network . This network is a team of successful graduates in various industries (medicine, finance consultancy, law, STEM). This is designed to show career progression from History GCSE and A level to degree and beyond.


  • To make progress academically by focusing on literacy & transferable analytical skills and critical thinking.
  • To impart skills & knowledge that will enable students to succeed in wider world & chosen careers. 

Academic rigour & integral to the discipline of history

  • Our curriculum aims to supports the disciplinary knowledge of history. We aim for all our enquiries to be rooted in the use of sources & academic scholarship.


  • To develop a greater sense of self and the critical importance of historical literacy to navigate the present and the future.
  • To be energised and empowered by our curriculum choices. History should nourish and develop intellect, cultural competence and the critical consciousness of students.
  • Offering enrichment opportunities to build cultural capital & foster pupils exploration of their wider community beyond London as well as exposing them to the richness of local histories.


Curriculum Content




The Early Tudors

  • England 1485-1547 – Henry VII and Henry VIII
  • Mid-Tudor Crisis 1547-1558 – Instability of the monarchy, Religious changes and Rebellion and unrest 

The Cold War in Asia

  • Western policies in Post War Asia 1945-79
  • The Korean War and its impact
  • Indochina 1945-67
  • Wars in Vietnam and Cambodia 1968-93 

 YEAR 13

Unit 3 – CIVIL RIGHTS IN THE USA 1865-1992

Thematic Study: Civil Rights in the USA 1865-1992

  • African Americans
  •  Trade Unions and Labour Rights
  • Native American Indians
  • Women       

Depth Studies

  • Civil Rights in the ‘Gilded Age’ c.1875-c.1895
  • The New Deal and civil rights
  • Malcolm X and Black Power

UNIT 4 – Coursework

This is a 3000–4000-word essay on the topic of your choice produced after an independent study/enquiry (from a selection of options provided by your teacher).


What grades will you need?

The entry requirement for History is a grade 5 in either History or English Language/Literature.

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."

Martin Luther King, Jr.