History is fascinating in its own right, ranging from the poignant to the gruesome and the everyday to the bizarre.  By studying History, we can appreciate the story of our own country and its place within the wider history of the world.  History is an impressive subject to have on a CV as it teaches the skills of explanation and analysis.  The high level skills taught at GCSE History are transferable to any other subject or career and this is recognised by colleges, universities and employers.

Broad & STEM First Topic Second Topic
Year 7 Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman conquest The Middle Ages
Year 8 The Tudors and Stuarts The Slave Trade
Year 9 First World War The Modern World


Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7 Anglo-Saxon England  and the  Norman conquest Challenges faced by medieval monarchs Challenges faced by medieval society
Year 8 The Tudor The Stuarts The Slave Trade and the British Empire
Year 9 Gaining the Vote First World War The modern world

Assessments will be based on extended writing; with the focus on explaining and analytical writing.

For example:

1)Why was William successfully?   

2) The biggest change of the Norman conquest was the building of castles. To what extent do you agree?  

Key Stage 4 Courses

Students in Years 10 & 11 can study GCSE History.

Details of this course is available from the linked resources on this page.

Department Staff

Mr K Alexander Director of Sixth Form Contact
Mr P Billimore Head of History Contact
Miss G Forster Assistant Headteacher, Communications Contact
Mrs C Kelly Head of Humanities Contact
Miss J Lomas Teacher of Humanities Contact
Dr C Talbot Teacher of Sociology Contact
Mr J Warburton Teacher of Classics & Latin Contact
Mrs N Wilby Teacher of History Contact
Mrs H Yapp Deputy Headteacher, Student Support Contact