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Howden School

Howden School



Why study History?

The subject allows us to understand our place in our local and national community, where we come from and what we have achieved. The study of history helps to widen our understanding of where we stand in the world and to shape it.

“History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.” Robert Penn Warren

As students develop their understanding of history they; ask and answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and learn to support any arguments and judgements they make. They appreciate why they are learning what they are learning and can debate its significance.

'Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.'

Mrs. E. Rowe, Subject Leader of History

Key Stage 3 

Year 7

What is History?
The Norman Conquest
Life and society in the Middle Ages
The Crusades
The Tudors and Stuarts

Year 8

The Industrial Revolution
Jack the Ripper
The Great War

Useful Links

KS3 website –

Key Stage 4 

Year 9

Life in Nazi Germany
The Second World War
Edexcel GCSE History; Medicine 1250 – present
Medicine in the trenches on the Western Front 1914-1918

Year 10

Elizabeth I; Early Elizabethan England 1558-88
The Cold War 1943-1991

Year 11

The USA Conflict at home and abroad 1954-75 Civil Rights & The Vietnam War

Useful Links

KS4 website –