“Those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it”.

George Santayana

Key Stage 3

The History department looks to provide a broad and balanced scheme that teaches historical skills through the study of British and world history at key stage 3. We look at key themes in Britain like the development of Monarchy and Democracy from the arrival of William the Conqueror and the Normans in 1066 through to women earning the vote in 1918, as well as the lives of ordinary people and the events that affected them, from Medieval peasants to 19th Century factory workers. We also study key aspects of world history including the slave trade, the world wars, the Holocaust and the events of the later 20th Century that shaped the world we live in.

Key Stage 4

In History at Key Stage Four we follow the Edexcel GCSE History course which covers the units of Medicine in Britain c.1250-present which includes a detailed study of the British Sector of the Western Front, 1914-18; Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588; and Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939; The American West 1835-1895. There are three exam papers and there is no coursework or controlled assessment in History.