Subject Vision and Intent 

Our main vision of History at Hodge Hill Girls’ school is to promote the past as a place full of interesting people, places, events and colourful stories. Our aim is to encourage an awareness of how history is significant to everyday life, to encourage passion for the study of the past and use it as a vehicle to shape our behaviour and attitudes in the modern world. The History department at Hodge Hill Girls' School recognises its responsibility to provide a high quality education for all of its learners and encourages mutual understanding of the historic origins of Britain within a global context. The History department believes promoting and supporting British Values will help learners become confident and questioning individuals. Pupils will leave KS3 and KS4 equipt with skills and knowledge to make them successful in any future career they embark upon. 

History is a vehicle, which demonstrates the need for acceptance, understanding, and co-operation between people and races and actively shows the consequences of prejudices, misunderstanding and aggression. Pupils develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. They investigate Britain's relationships with the wider world, and relate past events to the present day. 
The department is committed to providing a varied learning experience through the use of a variety of teaching techniques, targeted intervention and out of hours learning clubs to support learners. Pupils also have ample access to ICT suite allowing them to carry out effective research. 


Five-Year Plan

  Term Year 7   Year 8   Year 9   Year 10    Year 11  

Autumn Term 1  


How logical were the Romans? 

How controlling were Tudor monarchs? 

How did the First World War affect Britain? 

Medieval Medicine 

Life in Norman England and Nineteenth Century 

Autumn Term 2  


How did William the Conqueror change England? 

Why was there an English Civil War in 1642 

What were the aims of the Nazi Party? 

Native Americans and Early Migration 

Medicine and the American Civil War and Causes of World War Two 

Spring Term 1  


How did medical understanding develop in the Middle Ages? 

How was the Industrial Revolution significant? 

What is the significance of the holocaust? 

Treaty of Versailles and the Norman Conquest 

Norman Conquest  

Spring Term 2  


How was the authority of the monarchy challenged in the Middle Ages? 

What was the impact of the slave trade? 

What were the causes of the Second World War? 

Renaissance Medicine 

Twentieth Century Medicine  

Summer Term 1  


How has the wider world been affected by the Crusades? 

What was the impact of British India? 

How did the First World War affect Britain? 

Destruction of Native American Lifestyle 

Independent Study for Normans 

Summer Term 2  


How did the Wars of the Roses affect England? 

Why did conflict exist between Native Americans and settlers in America? 

What were the aims of the Nazi Party? 

League of Nations 



Key Stage 4 (Years 10 and 11)

GCSE History 

Exam Board  AQA 


GCSE History will consist of 2 papers 

Paper 1 – Understanding the Modern World, this exam is 2 hours 

Paper 2 – Shaping the Nation, this exam is 2 hours 

Key Topics 

America, 1840-1895: Expansion and Consolidation  

Conflict and Tension: The inter-war years, 1918-1939 

Health and the People: C1000 to present day 

Norman England, C1066-C110 

Hodge Hill Girls School
Bromford Road
B36 8EY

0121 464 3094