KS3 history students begin their studies by developing some of the key skills which underpin the subject such as using evidence and developing a sense of chronology. All students are then prepared to embark on their journey throughout the History of Britain. Topics include the Norman invasion in 1066, Castles, and Life in Medieval Britain. This allows students to develop their skills of change and continuity, cause and consequence and the use of historical evidence. In year 8, topics include the Industrial Revolution, Jack the Ripper and Victorian London, and the outbreak of World War I and II. We consider the horrific conditions endured by all sides in trench warfare, whilst developing key historical skills including source analysis, change and continuity, and significance and interpretations. These skills form the foundation of GCSE History.

Head of Department: Mr P Bocking

Head of Department:  Mr P Bocking

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Rushden Academy

Rushden Academy

01933 350391


KS3 Head of Years

Head of Year 7 - Mrs K Monkman

Head of Year 8 - Mr C Smith

KS4 Head of Years

Head of Year 9 - Mrs S Finney

Head of Year 10 - Mr S Harris

Head of Year 11 - Mrs A Gurnham

KS5 Head of Year

Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mr P Chapman

Deputy Head of Year 12 & 13 - Mrs A Owen

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Hayway, Rushden, Northamptonshire. NN10 6AG
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