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The Willink School

The Willink School

HISTORY - Mrs. J Harbidge Head of Department
Miss C Symonds, Mr. A Sizer, Mrs. H Jonas, Mrs. K Friend Mrs. S Herd

 The History Department teaches in mixed ability groups.  We aim to produce work that will challenge all students whilst supporting the less able.
We believe that students must be taught to think and question. Parents can assist in Year 7 by encouraging students to read widely and visit Reading Museum and other historical sites, at home and abroad.

PDF icon Battlefields presentation Friday 7th - Saturday 8th October

Key Stage 3 have 2 lessons a week

Key stage 3

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
 What is History?  Poos and Loos The Twentieth Century World including -First World War
 Medieval Realms The Stuarts Immigration
 The Tudors The Black Peoples of the Americas The suffragette movement
  The Industrial Revolution Nazi Germany
    Second World War

Year 10 and 11 (GCSE) AQA

GCSE have 3 lessons a week

The GCSE topics are:

Paper 1

Germany 1890-1945,

The Conflict in Asia (Korean and Vietnam wars),

Paper 2

Health and the People (Medicine through time)

The Normans.

Click here to the AQA exam board 

Year 12 and 13 (A-Level) AQA

AS/A2 have 5/6 lessons a week

The age of the Crusades 1095 - 1204 (IA)

The making of Modern Britain 1951 - 2007 (2S)