text&writing.jpgHistory at Lubavitch Senior Girls' School aims to give pupils the following:

  • Expand their knowledge about local, national and international communities
  • Promote active learning
  • The basic skills of a historian, questionning, evaluating evidence, analysing arguments and understanding key historical events  

A variety of methods are used to achieve these goals including groupwork and wholeclass discussions. 

Key Stage 3 (KS3) English

There is 1 x 60 minute lessons per week.


Introduction to History skills and timelines and chronology


William the Conqueror: How did he win the battle? How do we know?


How did the Feudal system work? What changed for people? 



What was life like for people?

How did it differ to pre 1066 life?

Henry the 8th and the Reformation: why did he need to remarry? What did it mean to break away from the Catholic church? How did lives change in Britain after the Reformation?



QueenElizabeth 1st: How does she present herself as a queen?

No assessment but build up skills for Gunpowder Plot assessment


Gunpowder Plot:

Self-contained assessment over 1-2 lessons


Civil War: The world turned upside down

Industrial Revolution:

Why was did people move to towns?


Include Trade and empire / local / national


LOCAL study Port of London or maps which relate to geography unit How has London changed over time?


Industrial Revolution:

Why was did people move to towns?


Include Trade and empire / local / national / slave trade


What was life like in towns in the Victorian age?

Comparison of Pepys and Dickens v data – were these authors accurate?



World War 1 :

Why did it start – long and short term causes: which was the most significant?


Inter War Years

To increase focus on international history and link to OCR GCSE unit.



What were the events that led up to the ‘Shoah’




Key Stage 4: GCSE History

Studying history at GCSE gives students the opportunity to develop their interest in studying the past and strengthen their skills in handling sources and answering historical questions through independent learning. Investigating different eras of history in different parts of the world widens their outlook on how societies have developed and the impact of key events on countries, their people and international relations.

Year 10

The current Year 10 group are following the OCR History B syllabus and will be studying the following units across the two year course:

Depth study: The USA 1919-1941

Aspects of International Relations: The Cold War 1945-1975

These two units are assessed in one written exam of two hours which is worth 45% of the final grade

British Depth Study: How was British society changed? 1890-1918

This unit is assessed in a written exam of 1 hour 30 minutes which is worth 30% of the final grade

Historical Enquiry: Russia 1905-1941 (Controlled Assessment)

This unit is a Controlled Assessment written over 8 hours during normal lesson time which is worth 25% of the final grade.

Year 11

The current Year 11 group are following the Edexcel History A syllabus and completed the following units of study last year:

Unit 2B: Russia 1914-39

Unit 3B: War and transformation of British Society c1931-51

This year the students are working on the following units of study:

Unit 4: CA3: The USA 1919-41 (Controlled Assessment)

Unit 1: International Relations: The Era of the Cold War 1943-1991

Each unit of study is worth 25% of the final grade. Units 1, 2 and 3 are all assessed by written exams which are 1 hour 15 minutes each and Unit 4 is a Controlled Assessment which is completed during normal lesson time.