Who we are
Mr W. Davies
Miss L. Hatch
In the History department we are passionate about building skills for the future. We want students to question and challenge themselves and their learning. We encourage students to analyse, evaluate and create their own arguments and opinions about history.
In Year 7 we study Medieval England, focusing on the Norman Conquest, conflicts between church and king, understanding and treatment of disease and the actions and behaviour of some of the significant Kings in the period. In Year 8 we study the Tudors, Stuarts and Georgians and the changing face of England and eventually the United Kingdom. In year 9 we study modern history, specifically focusing on WWI and WWII and the political, economic and social problems facing the world in the 20th century.
Examination Board: AQA
Specification Code 8145
The changes made to the History GCSE syllabus now offer greater opportunities for students to study a wider range of historical periods that now stretch from 1066 up to 1945. The course is split into two assessments which will be tested with one exam paper each. The course outline is as follows:
Assessment 1: Understanding the modern world
Assessment 2: Shaping the nation
History does demand a high level of literacy skills and therefore may not be suitable for students who find extended writing difficult or struggle with the analysis of written or visual sources.