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History Prefects 2020-21



Megan Dixon

Alex King

Katie Salter




Welcome to the History Department





History Department Staff

Miss R Woodward    Head of History/ Pastoral Assistant Yr 8

Mrs L Hogg               Deputy Headteacher/ History

Mr C Campbell        History 

Miss R Walsh             History / Pastoral Assistant Yr 9

History Curriculum

The Wavell curriculum for history aims to ensure that all students:

  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind

  • gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’

  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses

  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed

  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts, understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales.

For further details of the curriculum for each year in History click on the Year group button below:

        Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11


100 Thank You's Project

15 students passed their Bronze Arts Award working on the 100 Thank You's project commemorating the centenary of the end of World War One, especially the role that the Gurkhas played. Read more about their involvement on the Hampshire Cultural Trust Website here...

Department Trips

Currently the History Department offers:

BattleFields Trip Two Day tour to Ypres

Battlefields Trip Two Day Tour of Ypres and Somme

Year 7 - Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedralwhich helps students to understand the Catholic Church and beliefs in Medieval England.

Year 9 - Imperial War Museum

War Museumin which we visit the Holocaust Exhibition and the WWI and WWII rooms. Students find it to be highly emotive and helps them to understand the Holocaust and it’s consequences on people and how it is important for society to learn from these events. Click here to read about our latest visit...
More trips will be added to our extended curriculum within the next year
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Homework Club 

The History Department offers a homework help club every Tuesday lunchtime in B2.8. All KS3 History students are welcome to attend whether they need help with researching or simply a quiet place in which to work on their projects. 

Research and Reading


Students are  encouraged to extend their understanding  of historical events by reading, watching, visiting and surfing the many historical resources available.