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Subject Vision

The Ivanhoe History curriculum helps to explain the world as it is, by exploring the world as it was. Understanding of the past is developed around a backbone of British History. Enquiries explore global, continental and local topics, emphasising the complexity of the past and the constructed and contested nature of History. To this end, students develop their thinking by exploring the past from multiple perspectives and viewpoints. We strive to make our curriculum representative of all the past’s diverse inhabitants. 


Key Stage 3 Objective Statement

Ivanhoe’s KS3 curriculum delivers a knowledge-rich understanding of the history of Britain and the wider world from the Middle Ages to the present day. Students will explore historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts. They will also develop an understanding of the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.


Year 7 Topics 




Norman Conquest

Medieval England

Black Death

Peasants' Revolt

Medieval Monarchs


English Civil War

American and French Revolutions


Year 8 Topics




British Empire

Agricultural Revolution

Industrial Revolution

Atlantic Slave Trade

American Civil War

American Civil Rights


Year 9 Topics





Causes of WWi


Causes of WWII

Nazi Germany

Events of WWII

The Holcaust


Ashby School Options information for Year 9 Students

December 2021 Dear Year 9 student and parents, We are so looking forward to welcoming you to Ashby School in August 2022 to complete your Key Stage 4 studies. As you know, you are able to choose some of the subjects you wish to study so, to help you make these choices, we are runn...

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Christmas Concert 2021

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Christmas Card Design Winners 2021


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Student Voice News

This half term, our student leadership team have been working fantastically hard. They have met with Mr Bellmore to work through the anti-bullying policy, where they provided some brilliant feedback moving forward. We have now created an Anti-Bullying action group who will meet with Mr Bellmore regu...

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Design Competition Finalist

A huge congratulations to former Ivanhoe College student, Megan Harris, who has made it through as a regional finalist for the Royal Mail’s –Heroes’ Stamp Design Competition 2021. Megan is one of only 120 young people to reach this stage of the competition, from a staggering 606,049 entr...

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