History

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.

Head of Department

  • Mr S. Hardisty (Subject Leader)

Subject Staff

  • Mrs K. Moreton (2nd in Dept)
  • Mr C. Jones
  • Mrs L. Darrer (Head of Year 10)
  • 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

 

Key Stage 4

History in Years 10 and 11 is very popular.

From 2018 Students will study:


• Medicine through Time c1250-Present.
• The USA, 1954-75.
• Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588.
• Superpower relations and the Cold war, 1941-1991. 

To view our GCSE Edexcel Specification click here

 

Kay Stage 5

A significant proportion of students opt to study History in the sixth form. Topics include:

• Germany 1918-45.
• The Tudors 1485-1603.
• The Collapse of Tsarism in Russia, 1815-1917

To view our GCSE Edexcel Specification click here

 

Extra Curricular Activities

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.

 

Useful Websites and Links

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-2016.html
www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history
https://www.bbc.com/education/examspecs/zw4bv4j