History is part of the Humanities Faculty. Our aim is to create students who are interested in the events of the past, able to analyse and make sense of those past events and can convey their understanding of the past clearly.

"Not to know what happened before you were born is to remain forever a child"

We also aim to create independent learners who can effectively engage with key historical skills.

History develops key skills that students will use throughout their lives. In particular, History teaches students to be able to order events; look for reasons why things happen and the consequences of events/actions; be able to identify significant events and individuals; be able to see things from different points of view; analyse information critically; and understand why there are different interpretations of the past.

At KS3, students will study the history of the UK from 1066 through to the 20th century.

Y7 - Medieval Realms; Tudor and Stuart Monarchs; Plots, Wars and Disasters

Y8 - The Industrial Revolution; Slavery and the British Empire; The 20th century, including a History of the World Wars.

Students who opt for History at GCSE study Twentieth Century Modern World History. This course includes two in-depth studies; Germany:1919-1945 and British Society:1939-1975. History is part of the English Baccalaureate and is an increasingly popular option. This course involves a visit to London.

Mike Simpson

Subject Leader for History