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Teaching & Learning


Bringing the past to life

To inspire and ignite a passion for who we are and where we came from. To promote curiosity and understanding of events of the past.

The History Team
Mr J Thornham Faculty Leader - History and Politics
Mr M Bainbridge Teacher of History and Politics
Mr R King Teacher of History
F Morris Teacher of History
Mrs R Pattison Teacher of History and Law
Miss H Putnam Teacher of History
Mrs L Thornham Teacher of History and Law

Key Stage 3 

You can find out more detailed information about the Key Stage 3 curriculum here

Key Stage 4 

GCSE History - Edexcel

Year 10

Medicine Through Time and Medicine on the Western Front, Anglo-Saxon & Norman England and Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-91.

Year 11

USA Conflict at Home and Abroad – Development of the Civil Rights Movement, Protest, Progress and Radicalism, US involvement in the Vietnam War

Homework and Additional Resources

Across the year groups, teachers will set homework as appropriate.  Homework will be set to enhance learning not simply for the sake of setting homework.  This may include written work, research or revision.  In addition, students are encouraged to:

  • Read the daily broadsheet newspapers (or their associated Apps) to develop knowledge and understanding of the world today. 
  • Learn carefully and accurately the meaning of key words provided in class.
  • Use the revision resources provided in year 11.  

All students in years 7, 8 and 9 are encouraged to complete the History activities in their Learning Beyond the Classroom booklets. 

At Key Stage 3 students can also be encouraged to read historical novels to assist their learning, such as Kevin Crossley-Holland’s Arthur and the Seeing Stone (Year 7), Mary Hooper’s Fallen Grace or Michael Morpurgo’s Private Peaceful (Year 8). Students may enjoy watching or reading the Horrible Histories series.

Additional resources to support learning in GCSE History:

We also recommend the purchase of revision guides through the school to further assist students’ work outside the classroom. 

N.B.  Where required, passwords have been provided to students directly.  For further support with passwords, please contact your Head of House.

Sixth Form

Wolfreton is part of The Consortium Sixth Form College and all sixth form course information can be found on its website

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