At Pool Academy we believe that History is not about learning a long list of facts and dates. Content is important, but so are the skills to use it. We focus on developing those skills that are transferable and valuable throughout life, and we do this by learning about stimulating and relevant topics that help to explain the world we live in.


Year 7 topics:

Roman and Islamic Empires

The British Empire

The Battle of Hastings and beyond


Innovations through time

Own research project


Year 8 topics:



Changes In Warfare

Camborne, Redruth and Pool in the 19th century 

The Holocaust

Britain in the 1960’s

GCSE topics:

KS4 courses: We follow the Edexcel  History A 9-1 syllabus. This comprises of three papers, and all entered for examination in May or June of the final year.

GCSE topics:

Paper 1- Crime & Punishment from 1000 to the present including Historic environment depth study on Whitechapel

Paper 2- The American West 1835-95 (Period study) combined with Anglo-Saxon & Norman England ( British Depth Study)

Paper 3- Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39 (Modern depth study)

Mr M Turner

Head of History



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