In the history department we are enthusiastic about our subject and about the benefits that we believe it offers students. History is vital as it offers an excellent understanding of the way that the world has changed and developed in the past and so helps us to understand the world in which we live today. History is taught by a dedicated team of specialists who believe in challenging students to broaden both their knowledge and skills. We strive to create exciting, imaginative and inspiring lessons through a variety of different techniques.
In Years 7 and 8 we aim to provide an overview of a number of key historical events, people and changes, each six week unit of work is based on a particular topic and is centred on a crucial historical skill.
At GCSE we follow the new Edexcel 9-1 course, which is detailed below:
At KS5 the history department follows the AQA GCE, which focusses on Russia 1855-1964 and Britain 1951-2007.
In year 13 students will also complete an Independent Study which will focus on the Unification of Germany 1800-1900.
Wednesday – Horrible Histories (KS3)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – AQA GCSE Interventions (Year 11)
Thursday – Edexcel GSCE catch-up (Year 9 and 10)