The history department is committed to a policy which aims to promote pupils understanding of the world in which they live, and to allow them to make realistic decisions based on evidence and information about the world.
Students are encouraged to question what they read, to reject the mythology, which sometimes surrounds the past, and to acquire the skills that will enable them to make judgments based on evidence.
Key Stage 3
In years 7, 8 and 9 students study a range of topics including:
- Norman Conquest
- Industrial Revolution
- WWI & WWII
Key Stage 4
History is offered as an option subject at GCSE. Students will have the opportunity to studying the following topics:
- Life in Germany
- Medicine Through Time
- Transformation of Surgery
- Government in the USA 1945-70
Key Stage 5
History is available at A-level and enables students to really study topics in depth. We offer the following topics:
- The American Dream: Reality or Illusion