Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College
An Outstanding Catholic School





Welcome to the History Department

We pride ourselves on our diverse curriculum which reflects our local community and our multicultural society. We believe that History is a subject that helps us orientate ourselves in the ever changing world and that it is intimately connected to our lives.  We aim to provide an intellectually stimulating learning experience for all students; developing their critical thinking, literacy and communication skills through the study of engaging and thought-provoking historical topics.


Department Staff:


Ms S. Aninakwa (Curriculum Leader)
Ms N. Michael
Ms C. McCombe

Mr C. Doel


Overview of History at the Convent


Key Stage 3 (Year 7-8) 

Year 7

  • Queen Matilda
  • Medieval Islamic Science
  • Medieval Monarchs
  • Medieval African Kingdoms
  • Mughal India


Year 8 

  • Native Americans
  • The Trans-Atlantic Slavery, Race and its Legacies
  • Parliamentary Authority
  • The Match Women Strike, 1888
  • Local History study: The Grunwick Strike, 1976 


Key Stage 4 (Year 9-11) 

Year 9 

  • World War One and geopolitics
  • Facing History: The Holocaust and Human Behaviour
  • The Life and Legacy of Muhammed Ali


Year 10

  • America:  1920-73: Opportunity and Inequality
  • Conflict and Tension in Asia, 1945-1975


Year 11

  • Elizabethan England, c1568–1603
  • Migration, Empire and People, c.790- present day


A Level History


Year 12

  • America c.1917-1992: In Search of the American Dream
  • South Africa, 1948–94: From Apartheid State to ‘Rainbow Nation’


Year 13

  • Ireland and the Union, c1774–1923
  • Independent coursework research project