History is the study of the past, its people, and its events. It is a fascinating subject that allows us to understand the world today.
At Lawn Manor we study a wide range of topics and time periods in order to allow our pupils a deeper understanding of the past. When you study History at Lawn Manor you will have studied a period of history of over 1000 years and covered such periods as the Normans, the Middle ages, the Tudors and Stuarts, and the modern world. We looks at different types of History as well – the history of Kings and Queens, the history of wars, the history of medicine, and – perhaps most importantly – the history of ordinary people like us.
History is an incredibly valuable subject to study and very useful for life after school. It is one of the subjects most respected by employers and universities and studying history helps you into careers such as Journalism, Research, Law, Politics, and Teaching and many more.
We investigate a variety of historically and culturally important periods that have shaped the world that we live in today. We study chronologically from pre Norman Britain to the end of the Cold War.
In Year 7 we look at:-
The Norman Conquest, William’s Control, the Crusades, Medieval Monarchs and the birth of Parliament, The Black Death, Swindon in 1900 – as part of a local history project.
In Year 8 we look at:-
Henry VIII and the break from Rome, Elizabeth I, James I (Gunpowder Plot), the English Civil War,
British Empire, Slavery, Black America & Civil Rights.
In Year 9 we look at:-
Causes of the First World War, Rise of the Nazis, Turning points of the Second World War, the Holocaust,
the Cold War Britain after 1945 with a depth study on Immigration.
We use a wide variety of sources such as video footage, photo’s, picture’s, diary accounts, letters and artefacts to bring the subject alive for our pupils.
You will be immersed even further into the subject. Our exam board is Edexcel and the GCSE comprises of three exam papers.
The modules we study are:-
Depth study: Medicine in Britain c1250-present. And the British section of the western front 1914-18: injuries treatment in the trenches.
Weimar and Nazi Germany 1919-1939.
Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88.
Superpower relations the cold war 1941-91.
(The current Year 11 are studying Elizabethan England 1558-1603 but this unit will be replaced by Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c1060-88. For 2021-22)
We use a wide variety of materials to help pupils engage with the subject. We also run an optional trip to the WWI battlefields with our Partners at RWBA in Year 9 which is open to all history pupils