History at Tong covers a wide range of time periods, societies and concepts. Pupils will learn to deal confidently with chronology, change and continuity across time, and the idea of historical significance. They will develop critical analysis skills, learning to assess sources and infer meaning.

At Tong, we aim to provide engaging History lessons, tailored to the abilities of every pupil, to ensure young people develop a long-lasting love of history.

Understanding past events and people and their significance gives pupils a better insight into the world around them. We believe in the importance of not just learning history, but learning from history.

Curriculum Overview
Year 7 Year 8

Anglo Saxons

  • This topic examines church, state and society in Medieval Britain.

The Normans

  • This topic covers the Norman invasion and how William the Conqueror maintained power and control.

Life in the middles ages

  • This topic covers life in Medieval England focusing on whether life for peasants was ‘mucky and miserable.’

The Tudors

  • This topic covers the tudor monarchs and the changes that occurred during the English Reformation.

English Civil War

  • This topic covers development of church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745.

Industrial Revolution 

  • This topic covers ideas, political power and empire in Britain 1745-1901, including local study (industrial revolution and its impact on Bradford).

The Slave Trade

  • This topic covers ideas, political powers and empire in Britain 1745-1901.

World War One

  • This topic covers the First World War, concentrating on the causes and consequences of this significant event.

The Inter-war years

  • This topic looks at what happened between the First and Second World Wars with a focus on how Hitler came to power.

World War Two

  • This topic covers the Second World War, concentrating on he causes and consequences of this significant event. 

Conflict in the twentieth century

  • This topic looks at the study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments including USA in the twentieth century.

The Holocaust

  • This topic covers the causes and events of the Holocaust, with a focus on pupils understanding why it is important to remember the Holocaust today.
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Unit 1 – Thematic Study and Historic Environment:

  • Medicine in Britain, c1250-present
  • The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-1918: injuries, treatment and the trenches


Unit 2 – A Period Study and British Depth Study:

  • Anglo Saxon and Norman England, c1060-1088
  • The American West, c1835-1895

Unit 3 – Modern Depth Study:

  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

Formal assessments take place every half-term.

KS4 Exam Board Specification: EdExcel GCSE History (1HI0)

Enrichment Offer

The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.