The Humanities curriculum at Wallingford School aims to:

  • Enable students to find their place in the world and make informed decisions about the future by considering the past
  • Develop students’ skills in literacy, numeracy, problem solving, verbal communication as well building tolerance and empathy
  • Encourage students to reach the highest possible standards through in-depth studies and academic rigour

KS3 History

Year 7

Term 1 - History Skills - Romans

Term 2 - 1066 and the Battle of Hastings

Term 3 - Castles

Term 4 - Middle Ages - Peasant Life - Black Death

Term 5 - The Power of the Church

Term 6 - Plains Indians

Year 8

Term 1 - Why did Henry VIII break with Rome?

Term 2 - Elizabeth Tudor

Term 3 - Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

Term 4 - The English Civil War

Term 5 - Industrial Revolution

Term 6 - Empire and Slavery

Year 9

Term 1 - What is empire? - World War I

Term 2 - Treaty of Versailles

Term 3 - Dictators

Term 4 - The Holocaust

Term 5 - Women's History

Term 6 - Micro topics: The Race Issue / Cold War / Rwanda

GCSE History

Year 10

Term 1 & 2 - Nazi Germany 1918-1929

Term 3 - Medicine Through Time - Medieval and Renaissance

Term 4 - Medicine Through Time - Industrial

Term 5 - Modern Medicine

Term 6 - Historic Environment, Medicine in WWI

Year 11

Term 1 - Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588

Term 2 - Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588 - Nazi Germany Revision

Term 3 & 4- Medicine through Time - Industrial - Modern - Historic Environment

Term 5 - Revision

Term 6 - Exams

A Level History

Year 12

Term 1 - Russia / Britain / Charles I, Civil War

Term 2 - Russia / Interregnum, Charles II

Term 3 - Russia / Charles II, Societal changes, Scientific Revolution, James II

Term 4 - Russia / Glorious Revolution

Term 5 - Impact of Glorious Revolution

Term 6 - American Development / Witchcraft Background

Year 13

Term 1 - USA / European and British Witch Craze

Term 2 - USA / Interpretations, research and note-making

Term 3 - USA / Coursework

Term 4 - USA

Term 5 - Revision

Term 6 - Exams