The vision of our History Curriculum at Walker Riverside Academy is to enthuse our students with historic curiosity and a thirst for inquiry. 

The study of History at WRA will empower students to become more self-aware through understanding their identity which will enable them to become more globally informed by knowing their place in the world. 

It is also our aim to teach students the importance of local history so that they are equipped to make connections with their regional past.

It is our mission to implement a bold curriculum that serves the diverse cultural needs of our pupils so that they are able to gain a coherent, but critical knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. 



Details of the termly intent of each term, for each of our year goups, is available in the drop-down options below. 

Year 7:

Year 8:

Year 9:

Year 10:

Year 11:


Our Knowledge Organisers are 'learning mats' that have been designed to contain all of the key learning for that subject's topic. Our students will use these within their lessons but are also encouraged to use them to support their own learning, homework, and for revision. 

Our History KOs are available below; separated into year group/key stage.

Year 7 Knowledge Organisers

Year 8 Knowledge Organisers


Yr 8 Industrial Revolution (Autumn A)

Yr 8 British Empire - India (Autumn B)


Yr 8 Power and the People (Spring A)

Yr 8 Transatlantic Slave Trade  (Spring B)


Yr 8 Emancipation of Black Americans (Summer A)

Yr 8 Changes to British Women's Lives (Summer B)

Year 9 Knowledge Organisers

KS4 (Years 10 and 11) Knowledge Organisers

Aim High. Be Proud. Love Life.