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'Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’

George Santayana

History at Salford City Academy pushes students to reach their potential whilst enjoying a varied and interesting range of topics.  Some of these topics are taught as an overview, whilst others are ‘in depth’ enquiries.



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Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

1066: The Battle for England

How did William control England?

Who ruled Medieval England?

How much power did the church have?

How did Medieval Doctors look after the sick?

Depth Study: The Peasants Revolt.

Year 8

Henry VIII vs the Church

Elizabethan England

Who were the Stuarts?

How did Britain change between 1750-1900?

What was life like for slaves in the 18th and 19th centuries?

What was life like for African Americans in the 20th century?

Year 9

What challenges did Britain face in the early 20th century?

What was life like in Nazi Germany?

Why did the Holocaust take place?

America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality


Qualification: GCSE

Assessment Methods and schedule: 100% Examination at the end of Year 11.

Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

Section A: Period study 1D America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and inequality.

Section B: Wider world depth studies: Conflict and tension 1918-1939.


Paper 2: Shaping the nation

Section A: Thematic study 2A Britain: Health and the people: c1000-present day

Section B: British depth study including the historic environment: Elizabethan England, c1568-1603.

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