Head of Department:  Mr E Walton


The main aim of History is to stimulate interest in and enthusiasm for the study of the past.

This involves the acquisition of knowledge and the use of study skills, research skills and presentation skills as well as the use of source materials.

We hope to provide a sound basis for further study and the pursuit of personal interest.

Key Stage 3

All Key Stage 3 students follow an exciting History course which takes them from the Celts of Ancient Britain and Roman Empire, through the Medieval.  They also study the Tudors, Stuarts, The Industrial Age, World War One and the Slave Trade.  This includes a study of some of the most interesting people in history such as William the Conqueror and some exciting events such as the murder of Archbishop Becket and the ravages of the Black Death through the impact of the Great War with much in between.  Students will learn History through reading our range of text books, examining a variety of sources of evidence, watching historical documentaries and films and using the internet as a research tool.

Key Stage 4

Qualification: New 9-1 grade GCSE (Edexcel).

Core/Option: Option (Ebacc)

Units & Weighting:

The American West 1840-95, examination 25%

Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939, examination 25%

Anglo Saxon and Norman England 1060-1088, examination 25%

Medicine Through Time 1250AD - Present day, examination 25%

How can I help?

  • By taking an interest in your child’s History work.
  • By making sure that your child has all the right equipment to take part in every History lesson.
  • By checking all their homework is done to the highest possible standards.
  • By checking your child’s planner to ensure homework is set and completed.
  • By contacting the history teacher if you or your child are unhappy in any way.


  • All students will be given regular homework.
  • Homeworks are usually set pieces to be handed in on a set date. More time is given for longer assignments or ELGs.
  • The homework is always given on the day that students have their History lesson.
  • If your child has difficulty with a piece of homework, please encourage them to seek help before the date it is due in. We are here to help!