Welcome to the History Department. Students find History interesting, challenging and enjoyable. Whilst History is about understanding the past it develops life skills that are vital for our young people; analysing; researching; communicating; persuading; evaluating; and decision making. History enables us to understand yesterdays, todays and tomorrows world.

Head of Department

  • Mr S. Hardisty (Subject Leader)

Subject Staff

  • Mrs K. Moreton (2nd in Dept)
  • Mr C. Jones
  • Mrs L. Darrer (Head of Year 10)
  • Mr J. Fairclough


Key Stage 3

Students study a broad range of thematic questions that incorporate British, European and World History. These include:

• Year 7: The Romans: 753bc- c.440 ad
• Year 7: England c1000-1500
• Year 8: England c 1485-1745
• Year 8: Britain 1750-1900 (including the Slave Trade)
• Year 9: The causes of the First World War
• Year 9 The Holocaust
• Year 9 Germany 1918-39

To view our Key Stage 3 long term programme of study click here


Key Stage 4

History in Years 10 and 11 is very popular.

From 2018 Students will study:

• Medicine through Time c1250-Present.
• The USA, 1954-75.
• Early Elizabethan England, 1558-1588.
• Superpower relations and the Cold war, 1941-1991. 

To view our GCSE Edexcel Specification click here

 History Revision Timetable 2019 Page 1

Kay Stage 5

A significant proportion of students opt to study History in the sixth form. Topics include:

• Germany 1918-45.
• The Tudors 1485-1603.
• The Collapse of Tsarism in Russia, 1815-1917

To view our GCSE Edexcel Specification click here


Extra Curricular Activities

The department has organised a number of trips in recent years to Berlin, Poland and Holland. Students have also had the opportunity to attend whole day conferences to support A Level and GCSE studies.


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