History at Deptford Green

The History Department at Deptford Green endeavours to support students in developing a rich knowledge of the most significant people, events and ideas that have shaped Britain and the wider world. From the History of Deptford to Medieval life, the women’s suffrage movement to the struggle for independence in India, our Key Stage 3 curriculum has been designed to provide a broad experience of a variety of time periods, concepts and cultures.

Students will develop a strong conceptual understanding and critical thinking to empower them to effectively interpret and explain the past. Students will also become effective communicators with a clear focus in lessons on both written and verbal communication.

At Key Stage 4, our students study Edexcel GCSE History. The course comprises of the following units which are examined across three papers at the end of Year 11:

• Medicine in Britain 1250 - Present Day.

• Early Elizabethan England 1558 – 1588.

• Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991.

• The USA - Conflict at Home and Abroad 1954-75.