Quick Links

Useful Links

Hatcham College

History

History

History department at Hatcham 

NAME POSITION HELD
Ms E Cooch Head of History and Sixth Form Responsibility for Oxbridge and Enrichment 
Mr C Allum History Teacher and Head of Year
Miss T McGrath History Teacher
Mr M Choudhury  History Teacher
Ms E Johns-Whiddet  History Teacher and Head of Year 

Key Stage 3

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. 

Year 7 

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 of Aske's
  • Rulers and Ruled in Britain over the past 2000 years 
  • Living Conditions in Britain over the past 2000 years 

Year 8 

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. 

  • 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

Year 9 

Students will use evidence and carry out investigations in order to understand some of human kinds' 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 women's 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.

 

Key Stage 4

Students study the Edexcel Modern World History Course:

  • UNIT 1: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: THE ERA OF THE COLD WAR 1943-1991
  • UNIT 2: THE USA 1919-1941

  • UNIT 3: WAR AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BRITISH SOCIETY C.1931-1951
  • UNIT 4: CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT- CIVIL RIGHTS AND PROTEST IN THE USA 1945-1970