Welcome to the History Department – Meet the team
Miss V Adesina
Miss E Higgitt
‘History is inescapable, in that when we study the past we are also studying the immediate legacy of this past in our present.’
History Curriculum Intent
At Wixams Academy we wish to promote a love of learning and a life-long interest in history both on a local, national and international level. Alongside this, we want to build students to have a critical approach to the world around them, using the skills they developed during their time at the Academy. We aim to challenge students to discover alternative narratives to topics they may or may not be familiar with and to evaluate the impact a chosen time period has on the world they live in today.
At KS4, students will continue their journey towards becoming historians, looking at four topics chosen to provide breadth and depth. The foundations of some of the knowledge taught at KS4 has been developed in KS3 to allow for students to access the content in a much more in-depth way. This knowledge and analysis is extended further by the inclusion of selected museum trips linking directly to the content to allow students to explore the physical environments of the past.
At Key Stage 3
- What is a Historian?
- Anglo-Saxons and Norman England
- The Middle Ages and the Crusades
- The Tudors
- The Stuarts
- The English Civil War with a local study
- The British Empire and the Slave Trade
- The Industrial Revolution
- World War One
- World War Two
- The Holocaust
- The Suffragettes
At Key Stage 4
Paper 1: thematic study and historic environment
Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.
Paper 2: Period study and British depth study
Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060–88
Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91
Paper 3: Modern depth study
Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
- Museum visits
- Historic royal palaces visit
- A variety of Inter-house and year group competitions such as the ‘codebreaker challenge’ and castle competitions
- Weekly support sessions