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 students learn about the Tudors and the Stuarts, 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 Holocaust and WW2.
Key Stage Four
In Year 10 students cover the Cold War 1945 -1972 and the USA 1920 – 1973.
In Year 11 students cover Health and the people 1000 to the present day and Elizabethan England.
Assessment is via two exams.