Welcome to History

History is an exciting subject which makes sense of who we are by examining the past. Skills we use in History are important transferable skills such as analysis and evaluation. Employers respect History as a subject because of those skills.


Key Stage 3

The History course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. Year 7 will be introduced to the key words and skills they will experience in Year 8 and developed further at GCSE. Each stage in History is designed to prepare students for their next stage of education while developing an enjoyment and appreciation of History.
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Acting Head of Humanities: Mrs Roma Luscombe


Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in History
Medicine through Time
Elizabeth I
Weimar and Nazi Germany 1919-1939
American West
Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in History is assessed in the following way:


Key Stage 5

AQA GCE A Level History
Component 1 – Breadth Study:
1L The quest for political stability: Germany, 1871–1991

Component 2 – Depth Study:
2S The Making of Modern Britain, 1951–2007

NEA: To be confirmed


Enrichment Opportunities for History

Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.