History, by its very nature, is a vibrant and fascinating subject. From the soaring heights and sudden collapse of the Roman Empire, through the superstition, intolerance and pestilence of the Medieval period, to the religious and political upheavals under the Tudors and Stuarts, and eventually the dawning of the modern age with all its apparent contradictions, history tells our story. Featuring a cast of characters amongst whom can be found the greatest of heroes and most detestable of villains, it weaves a tale more enthralling than any work of fiction.
Through studying history, students will become reflective and independent learners. History enables students to organise and communicate their knowledge and understanding in creative and different ways and reach substantiated judgements-essential for any employment. We recognise that students’ historical knowledge, understanding and skills help them to understand the present and provide them with a basis for their role as responsible citizens, as well as allowing further study of history.
Key Stage 3
- The Roman Empire
- Medieval England
- The Wars of the Roses
- The Tudors
- The Stuarts
- The slave trade
- Victorian Britain
- World War 1
- World War 2
- Modern World History
Key Stage 4
From September 2016 we will be following the new Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History course.
Students will sit 3 examinations at the end of Year 11.
Paper 1 (30%) – Medicine in Britain c. 1250-Present (including a study of the British sector of the Western Front, 1914-1918).
Paper 2 (40%) – Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88 + Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91.
Paper 3 (30%) – Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39.