History at Deptford Green

The history department at Deptford Green endeavours to teach significant historic content and skills through source based enquiries. Pupils are encouraged to ask questions and question actions, motives and significance of historical events and people.
Our intention as a department is to create independent, critical thinkers with a passion for exploring the past.


KS4 Course Content:
Unit 1: Depth Study – The Elizabethan Age 1558 -1603

Students will consider selected themes and issues relating to the history of England during the reign of Elizabeth I. Candidates will be required to consider the religious settlement of England, Elizabeth’s control of government and the key events of the period. Students should develop an awareness of how aspects of life in Elizabethan England in this period have been represented and interpreted and they should also investigate any relevant issues using a range of historical sources.

Unit 2: Depth Study – Germany in Transition, 1919-1939
Students will consider the factors which led to the rise of the Nazi regime, the impact of change on the lives of the German people and the significance of the war for Germany. This consists of the following units: The rise of the Nazi Party and its consolidation of power, c.1929-1934; changing life for the German people, 1933-1939; and war and its impact on life in Germany, 1939-1947.

Unit 3: Outline Study – The Development of the USA, 1930-2000
Students will consider the developments, events and personalities which have shaped the recent history of the USA. This consists of the following units: Changing life in the USA; Changing attitudes to the race issue in the USA; and the USA and the wider world.

Unit 4: New Examined Unit – Medicine through Time
Students undertake an investigation into an issue of historical change across a period of 1000 years. This unit will look closely at the extent of early medical knowledge and examine the development of medical treatment across the period. This will also include the study of a historical site. This unit will no longer be completed by Controlled Assessment but will be an examined unit on Medicine through Time and the historic site.



Overview of History Curriculum by year
History Reading List