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St Francis Xavier

Curriculum by year

Use the links below to view our History curriculum for each year group.

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11



History vision

Our overarching ambition for all students at SFX is to inspire in them a love and appreciation of History and through this gain a deeper understanding of our gospel values of compassion, stewardship, courage and service.

The purpose of the History curriculum at SFX School is to systematically and critically examine the haphazard development of multi-cultural Britain as well as the ‘British Values’ of democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

We want our students to be armed with the skills to be effective, critical and enquiring global citizens ready to face the challenges ahead. Their ‘cultural literacy’ will be further developed by regular and explicit reference to numerous examples from literature, music and art etc.at a local, national and international level.

The key stage three curriculum will also provide structured and progressive preparation for GCSE History in terms of key historical skills, relevant background knowledge and assessment requirements. Our key focus is that all of our students make outstanding progress and are encouraged to develop their talents and be the best version of themselves.


Whole school visions

Use the links below to view our whole school vision and curriculum vision. 

Whole school vision Whole school curriculum vision    


Curriculum team

  • Mr P Benaiges - Curriculum Leader
  • Mrs E Bowman - Teacher of History
  • Mr R Potts - Teacher of History


KS4 Course(s)

  • GCSE History - AQA

 Within this course, we cover the following topics:

  • Germany 1890 – 1945
  • Conflict and Tension 1918 – 1939
  • Elizabethan England 1558 – 1603
  • Health and the people c1,000 - present


Enrichment opportunities

  • Y7 – Richmond Castle Visit
  • Y7 – Local Church Study
  • All years – Talk from Holocaust survivor
  • Y9 – War Memorial Study
  • Y9 – Y11 London Trip (jointly with English)