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At Palmers Green High School, we aim to inspire pupils to examine, question and, most importantly, appreciate the study of History.  Targeted lessons, in small groups, encourage pupils to develop a positive attitude to the subject and to take enjoyment from and interest in historical events.  Through the study of History, pupils acquire knowledge, confidence and invaluable study skills.  By examining different accounts of historical events in detail, pupils hone their analytical ability and acquire sound study techniques which enable them to analyse and draw reasoned conclusions from recorded evidence.  This enhances not only their historical understanding but can be invaluable when applied to their studies in all subjects.

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again”

Maya Angelou, American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist


Year 7

  • Skills required to become an Historian
  • The history of the UK, London and Enfield
  • The Battle of Hastings
  • Castles
  • Life in the Middle Ages
  • Medieval Monarchs

Year 8

  • The Tudors and the Reformation
  • Pirates and witches
  • The English Civil War
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Slavery

Year 9

  • The causes of the First World War
  • An outline of the First World War
  • The causes of the Second World War
  • An outline of the Second World War
  • The causes and consequences of the Holocaust

GCSE History

Please click here to view the GCSE curriculum (link takes you to the History page of the Options booklet)

Trips and Visits

Educational trips help to bring historical events to life, putting knowledge into context and as such, enrich the curriculum. At KS3 all year groups have the opportunity to participate in a History outing during the academic year.

  • Year 7 Trip to the Tower of London
  • Year 8 Trip to Hampton Court
  • Year 9 Trip to Ypres, Belgium
  • Year 10-11 – History Symposium at North London Collegiate School, Theatre visit to Hitler on Trial, Residential Trip to Berlin


History Drop-in – Years 7-11