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.

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

 

GCSE

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.

 

AS/A2 Level

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


• Germany 1918-45
• The Tudors 1485-1603

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. 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