What is History for at Meridian High School?
We aim to give students a strong understanding of past events, people and change through their use of evidence and making judgements of their own.
Why does History as a subject matter?
We want to enable our students to think for themselves about the past and understand how history shapes our world today. In a world where students encounter fake news we want to enable our students to make their own interpretations of events based on evidence.
What does History help young people to achieve?
History enables students to write well-written essays, expressing opinions, and use evidence. The ability to do this is a skill that is highly regarded in a wide range of careers from business to journalism.
Topics covered in Year 7:
- Historical Skills
- The Roman Empire
- Britain 1066-1500
- The English Civil War
Topics covered in Year 8:
- The fight for voting rights in the UK
- Transatlantic Slavery
- Civil Rights in the USA
- The Great War 1914-1918
- The Home Front, World war 2 1939-1945
Topics covered in Year 9:
- History skills
- Crime and Punishment, 1000- today.
- Whitechapel, 1870-1900. Crime , policing and the inner city
- Spain and the New World
Topics covered in Year 10:
- Elizabethan England 1558-1588
- Life in Germany 1918-1939
Topics covered in Year 11:
- Interleaved revision of all units.
Additional learning resources:
- BBC GCSE Bitesize revision
- Seneca learning
- History Learning Site
In this section you can find a copy of every knowledge organiser for every subject, in each year group. This list is updated throughout the academic year. These are found via this link: