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If you want to know why the world is the way it is, then the history department is the place to be. We are passionate about history and are dedicated to helping our students understand some of the most important questions facing human kind.

The history department recognises the value of bringing history to life and runs an exciting programme of trips and external speakers. In Year 8, students have the opportunity to visit the battlefields of France and Belgium in order to develop their understanding of conflict over the centuries. Students in Years 10 to 13 can travel to Krakow, Poland to visit the Auschwitz death camp, scene of the murder of 1.5m Jewish people and other minorities during the Holocaust. A Level students visit Hampton Court in support of their Tudor course.

Key Stage 3 

What are the Big Ideas in history?

How are these developed through Years 7 to 9?

What topics are used to explore these ideas?

GCSE History 

GCSE History

GCSE History Teaching Schedule

A Level History 

A Level History

A Level History Teaching Schedule

Downloads to help with classwork, extended work or coursework, can be found on Frog.

Miss K Duce is Head of Department, Mr D Bell is Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator. Mr D Edwards is Head of Politics. Other members of the department are Miss S McDonagh, Miss E Mulligan, Mrs N Pearse, Miss N Reynolds and Miss F Weatherhead.