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Department Intent: 

At Putteridge the history department provides students with a broad and varied curriculum by teaching a knowledge rich history reflecting the diverse nature of our town. Our history curriculum emphasises the importance of literacy by allowing students to engage with historical scholarship. We aim to  develop enquiring minds, which builds ‘First CLASS’ citizens with skills that are useful for their future careers. 


Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Exam Board: EdExcel

Paper 1: Thematic study and historic environment 

  • Medicine in Britain, c1250–present
  • The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches

Paper 2: Period study and British depth study 

  • Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88
  • Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91

Paper 3: Modern depth study 

  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39

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