History

Explore the stories of civilizations, revolutions, and remarkable individuals that have shaped our world.

Welcome to History

Explore the stories of civilizations, revolutions, and remarkable individuals that have shaped our world. Delve into the mysteries of bygone eras, gaining insights that inform our present and future. Uncover the lessons of history with us.

Key Stage 3 & 4

Key Stage Three Curriculum:

Key Stage 3 (KS3) History explores the past, helping students understand how today’s world was shaped by history. The curriculum incorporates social, economic, cultural, and political perspectives. In Year 7, students study the Middle Ages, a transformative period. Year 8 covers the Age of Exploration and its impact on world history. Year 9 examines key 20th-century events. Critical thinking, a fundamental element of KS3 History, develops students’ research skills through analysis and evaluation of historical evidence. Students explore historical concepts like cause and effect, change and continuity, and similarity and difference.

Key Stage Four Curriculum:

Key Stage 4 (KS4) History builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Key Stage 3. The students will focus on 20th-century topics such as Europe during the interwar years (1919–1939), a period marked by political instability and economic hardship. Students will also study the Cold War era (1945–1975), a period that saw heightened tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union. Lastly, they will study Germany (1918–1945), a period of political upheavals that includes the end of the First World War and the rise of the Nazi Party. The knowledge and skills gained in Key Stage 4 History will enable students to further develop their critical thinking and research skills, in preparation for KS5 History. These topics provide students with a deeper understanding of the political, social, and economic forces that have shaped the world we live in today.

Sixth Form History

Key Stage 5 History, comprising AS and A2 levels, extends the historical knowledge that students acquired at Key Stage 4. The AS level explores international history from 1870 to 1945, with a focus on imperialism, international relations during the 1920s and 1930s, and the attempts to maintain international peace and security, between 1919-39. The A2 level covers international history from 1945 to 1991, providing a comprehensive look at the origin and development of the Cold War in Europe and Asia. The curriculum’s objective is to sharpen students’ critical thinking skills and develop an understanding of the complex forces that have shaped the modern world.

Extra curricular

Subject teachers offer weekly classes to support Year 11, 12 and 13 in consolidating their understanding and preparing for their mock and final examinations. It provides an opportunity for students to revise core subject material, practice geographical skills, and stay motivated. It also helps students to develop their problem-solving and critical thinking skills, socialise with peers, build confidence, and develop a strong study routine.

Trips & Awards

Our KS4 and KS5 students have visited Washington D.C to help build their knowledge about the USA which was their depth study. This supported our students learning by visiting the U.S. Capitol building, the National Mall and monuments. Students also visited the Ford Theatre, the Civil Rights Museum, Mount Vernon Estate and Arlington Cemetry.

Future Careers

Studying History opens doors to a myriad of careers, from becoming a historian, archivist, or museum curator to roles in education, journalism, or public policy analysis. History graduates also find success in fields like cultural resource management, international relations, and even legal consulting. Their expertise in researching, analyzing, and understanding the past makes them invaluable contributors across various professions, shaping our understanding of the world today.