Welcome to the History Department. Students find History interesting, challenging and enjoyable. Whilst History is about understanding the past it develops life skills that are vital for our young people; analysing; researching; communicating; persuading; evaluating; and decision making. History enables us to understand yesterdays, todays and tomorrows world.
Meet the Staff
- Mr S. Hardisty (Subject Leader)
- Miss K. Johnston (2nd in Dept)
- Mr C. Jones
- Miss L. Quinn (Head of Year 9)
- Mr J. Fairclough
Key Stage 3
Students study a broad range of thematic questions that incorporate British, European and World History. These include:
• Year 7: The Romans: 753bc- c.440 ad
• Year 7: England c1000-1500
• Year 8: England c 1485-1745
• Year 8: Britain 1750-1900 (including the Slave Trade)
• Year 9: The causes of the First World War
• Year 9 The Holocaust
• Year 9 Germany 1918-39
To view our Key Stage 3 long term programme of study click here
History in Years 10 and 11 is very popular.
Students study Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-39.
Medicine through Time c1250-Present. Elizabethan England, 1558-1588.
Superpower relations, 1941-1968.
A significant proportion of students opt to study History in the sixth form. Topics include:
• Germany 1918-45
• The Tudors 1485-1603
The department has organised a number of trips in recent years to Berlin, Poland and Holland. Students have also had the opportunity to attend whole day conferences to support A Level and GCSE studies. We have also had the privilege of organising a Holocaust study day during which Jack, a holocaust survivor, discussed his experiences with our students.
Our Recent Successes
To be updated.
“I’ve always enjoyed the topics...the teachers push you to get the highest grades possible.”
Holly, A Level student
“I like the lessons. It is fun. There are debates and get the opportunities to work together.”
Andreau, GCSE student