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History fires curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring students with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past.

CFGS students making their way through preserved trenches near Hooge Crater Museum.

Our curriculum is designed to help students develop ‘historical literacy’, that is to say developing their understanding of historical concepts and skills required to investigate and evaluate the past events. Students also develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels, encouraged to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past.


Year 7

  • History and Me (Introduction to key historical concepts: Chronology, Anachronisms and Evidence)
  • East London and Me (Historical significance of East London: Immigration changes in Spitalfields and the history of the Docklands)
  • Medieval Realms: 1066-1500 (change and continuity in Medieval England)
  • Islamic Civilisation (Significance of Arab cultural achievements)

Year 8

  • The Making of the UK: 1500-1750 (especially the impact of religious and political changes)
  • The Industrial Revolution (the impact of the Industrial Revolution on British society)
  • Slavery (The significance of the Transatlantic Slave Trade)
  • A Nation of Immigants (Change and continuity in immigration patterns to the UK)

Year 9

  • The Twentieth Century World (the impact of World War One and World War Two on international relations)
  • Remembering the Holocaust (Historical significance of the Holocaust)
  • The Suffragettes (Impact of the franchise movement on women's liberation)
  • Freedom Fighters (Impact of Civil Rights in America)

History KS3 assessment guide HERE


Students follow Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in History, Linear.  The Exam Board is Edexcel.


Paper 1

Crime and Punishment in Britain, c1000-present. (Thematic 20%)

Whitechapel, c1870-c1900: crime policing and the inner city.   (Historic env. 10%)

Paper 2

The Reigns of King Richard I and King John, 1189-1216. (British Depth 20%)

Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-49. (Period Study 20%)

Paper 3

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39. (Modern Depth Study 30%)



Component 1

Breadth study    Topic: The British Empire, c1857–1967

Component 2

Depth Study       Topic: Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918–1945

Component 3  

Historical investigation    Topic: The birth of the USA (1760-1889). A 3,000 word personal study independently researched.

Please contact us at -


Ms. Klawiter, Head of History

Ms. C. Burgess, Head of Humanities Faculty

Ms. M. Ahmed, Teacher of History /Senior  Lead  Practitioner

Ms. M. Ahmed-Ali, Teacher of History and Head of PSHE

Ms. A. Ito, Teacher of History

Ms. O. Cornwell, Teacher of History