History Department

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Y7 Students start their first term with an introduction to Key historical terms, followed by Ancient Societies; the Egyptians, 11th Century Britain: The impact of the Norman Invasion and more. In Y8 their focus is on: History of the British Empire including slavery to The impact of the assassination of JFK. For GCSE there is a long thin and a short fat option at Notre Dame with topics like Germany Depth Study and International Relations (The Cold War 1945 – 1975). A level History focuses on: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of the Monarchy 1603 - 1702, and France in Revolution 1774 - 1815.  To find out more about our History courses please click on the PDF below.

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How you can help your child in History

The best way to help your child in History is to take an interest in what they are learning. Ask them to teach you about Thomas Becket or the Magna Carta. Encourage them to read as much as they can and watch appropriate material on television that can help to broaden their knowledge.
The best way to help your child in GCSE History is to take an interest in what they are learning. Homework is based around exam tasks and techniques. It would be helpful to be aware of the exam board and schemes of work for this topic. Our exam board is OCR Modern World B, International Relations 1945-1975 with a Germany Depth Study plus a British Depth Study. The full scheme of work can be found on the Notre Dame VLE, Moodle.

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Exam Results

Information on exam results 2015 can be found by clicking here:


and downloading the document entitled ‘Exam Performance Data 2015’


Government and Politics (A Level)

• Would you like to know more about the Britain you live in today?

• Do you like modern History?

• Are you interested in current affairs?

• Do you have opinions about what is right and wrong about how our society operates?

• Do you want to learn more about who has power in this country?

If so, then you should study Government and Politics. It is a fast moving subject where the technical detail of our political system is being applied and sometimes challenged and updated as political events unfold.

'I made the right choice taking Government and Politics. I love History, but Government and Politics is like studying modern political history as it is made on a day to day basis'.

Ellen Year 12

For more detailed subject information, please click on the attachment below.

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Head of History Department: Miss E Dickey - edickey@notredame-high.co.uk

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