History at Ark St Alban’s has a cross-continental outlook and a broad chronology which fosters a life-long love of History. Students can make links between historical events and themes. Students learn how to ask questions and critically evaluate text. Their understanding of the past encourages them to be active citizens through contributing to their society. Students learn how the Romans shaped the world in which we live, as well as the way that different communities experienced medieval and early modern Kingship. Students consider the way in which our modern world has evolved including how this has affected conflict. This enquiry will involve the study of women’s history, black history and the development of a multicultural western world.


Meet our Team

Ms G Farrington - Head of History

Mr P Malkin - Teacher of History

Mr J Platt - Teacher of History and Geography

Ms K Darby - Vice Principal

Ms F O'Connor - Vice Principal

Dr D Officer - Teacher of History and Sociology


Our KS3 and KS4 Curriculum


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7



Islamic Empires

Medieval Kingship


English Civil War

Year 8


Industrial Revolution

World War I


Weimar Germany


Year 9

Henry V, Wars of the Roses, Henry VII

Henry VIII, Edward VI

Mary I, Elizabeth I, James I

Charles I, English Civil War, Restoration

Empire: Spanish and Ottoman

Revolutions: Glorious, American, French, 1848

Year 10

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment


Cold War

Cold War

USA: Civil Rights

Year 11

USA: Vietnam

Henry VIII

Henry VIII





Exam Specification



Extra Curricular activities