We aim to develop our students' love of the subject through a thorough grounding in British and world history and expertise in the skills required to understand, analyse and independently investigate events in the past. These skills are essential not only for future success in History and related subjects but also so that students can play an active and critical role in democratic society.
Students will learn about the history of Britain, and in particular, develop their understanding of chronology within British history and the ability to explain the impact of the events studied on the peoples of these islands.
- What is History? An introduction to the study of History at Aske's
- Rulers and Ruled in Britain over the past 2000 years.
- Living Conditions in Britian over the past 2000 years.
Students study three empires and two revolutions- in doing so,, they will develop their ability to make links across and within time periods and to explain the historical significance of events.
- Empires- examining and comparing the Roman Empire, Islamic Empire and British Empire
- Risings and Revolutions- the causes and consequences of the English Civil War and French Revolution.
- London as a multicultural city
Students will use evidence and carry out investigations in order to understand some of humankinds recent struggles for human rights and the issues around twentieth century conflicts. In particular, pupils will study the struggle for human rights- the slave trade, the Holocaust and the womens suffrage.
- The struggle for peace- World War One, the inter-war years, World War Two and the Vietnam War.
We have been fortunate to have Holocaust survivors visit us annually in order to share their experiences with the students. There is also a trip to the Imperial War Museum and the battlefields of France and Belgium.