History is the study of the past, particularly how it relates to humans. We will open the minds of our students to the interesting, bizarre and sometimes bloody events and actions of our forefathers with an empathic, open mind and within the safety of the classroom.
Career opportunities from studying History:
- Museum curator
Key Stage 3 (Yr. 7, 8 & 9)
Students complete a number of assessments each year. They measure the students’ progress and the development of their essay writing skills, their ability to use sources of evidence and their understanding of the chronology of events.
In Year 7 students study Saxons vs Normans, Medieval England, The Tudors and Stuarts.
In Year 8 students study American West, Slavery, Georgian Britain, The Industrial Revolution and Victorian Britain, including Jack the Ripper and the early Police Force.
In Year 9 students study Twentieth Century World, including World War I World War II The late 20th Century World – key events and personalities.
Key Stage 4 (Yr. 10 & 11)
The GCSE course offered is the AQA Schools History Project: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/history/gcse/history-a-9140. The students will study Germany 1919-1945, Medicine and Health through time plus a Controlled Assessment that looks at a local historical site (currently we look at Verulanium in the context of Roman Britain).
Each year is fully resourced with text books, film archives and relevant articles. The school library also carries a stock of related materials on the topics covered.
Additional Resource Websites
- BBC History sites
- Discovery History Channel
- You tube history videos