History

Stack of DocumentsIn 2013 44% of our GCSE students achieved a grade A or A*!

The study of historical events helps us understand human civilisation, the past and how changes and developments over time influence modern life.

Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of trips and visits during their studies to help them gain an insight into particular subjects and concepts.

Key Stage Three

Year 7s look at the Battle of Hastings, medieval England, castles and important developments in the history of medicine.  In Year 8 they learn about the Tudors, the British Empire and how life changed in Britain between 1750 and 1900.  Year 9 students examine the causes of WW1 and the experience of soldiers on the frontline, the slave trade, the civil rights movement and WW2.

Key Stage Four

In Years 10 and 11 students cover the Russian and USA relations and communism during the Cold War 1945- 1991, life in Hitler’s Germany 1929-39 and Russia 1914- 41 or USA 1919- 41. Assessment is via two exams and a piece of controlled coursework.

Read more about this course in our KS4 options booklet

Useful links for students

BBC Bitesize KS3

BBC Bitesize GCSE

BBC History