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nodata0052Miss Millat
Teacher of History

Miss Millatt joined Brannel School in January 2015. She gained her History degree at Cardiff University and completed her teacher training at Bath Spa University. Miss Millatt has taught in a range of institutions including Newquay Tretherras, Cornwall College St Austell and Yokohama language school Japan.


nodata0140Miss Mayes
Teacher of History

Miss Mayes gained a degree in European Studies (History and German) from Royal Holloway University of London and completed her teacher training through Cornwall SCITT. She joined Brannel School in 2016 and enjoys working within a dynamic and positive department where she is most proud of the enthusiasm she has seen the students develop for history.


Key Stage 3
Year 7

Term 1: What is history? Learning about the basics of archaeology and how we know about the past. How did the Normans conquer England? The 1066 contest for the throne. Life in medieval England. How did attitudes to the church change? Medieval Church. Power struggles between church and state. Monks and nuns. Term 2: How did attitudes to the church change? Reformation Tudor and Stuart changes to the church and the political impact of these. Who was the greatest Tudor monarch? Comparison work on monarch Henry VIII to Elizabeth I. Term 3: Was the Civil War English? Causes and results of the Civil War around the British Isles. How can we remarket heritage sites to remember the Civil War? Project work and visit to castle. What were living and working conditions like during the Industrial Revolution? Factory working conditions.

Homework is set on a termly basis with a large piece of homework which should take between 5 and 7 weeks to complete. This is always a task which is National Curriculum Level assessed and forms an integral part of the reporting process. Castle Guide Write a guidebook for a British Medieval Castle. Gunpowder Plot Prepare a resource to help younger children access the events of the Gunpowder Plot. Tudor Court Story Create a piece of historical fiction set at the court of one of the Tudor monarchs.

Key Stage 4
GCSE History

Pupils at Brannel School have the opportunity to study Modern History to GCSE. Currently, this is done over one year and the topics are covered as below.

Year 10 Topics Year 11 Topics
-Paper 1 Thematic study with historic environment crime and punishment c1000–present with Whitechapel


Historic environment: Whitechapel, c1870–c1900: crime, policing and the inner-city year Monday the 3rd June am



-Paper 2 British depth study Anglo Saxon and Norman England 1060-88

Thursday the 6th of June pm


- Paper 2 Period study Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–91

Thursday the 6th of June pm


- Paper 3 Modern depth study Weimar and Nazi Germany

Tuesday the 11th June pm


Revision and Intervention at school: After-school revision sessions in D7 and D6 on Monday and Tuesdays.  Drop-in study sessions are available every lunchtime for extra support in D7.

Revision at home: Please ensure that you are reviewing content learnt in lessons as much as possible (ideally daily).  BBC Bitesize has lots of information and revision activities.  There are also CGP revision guides available to purchase on Parent Pay priced at £6 each

You may also use the exam board’s website for details of the course specification and past papers.