Today, the world is a complicated place. The actions of all the people around us, from family members to presidents of the USA, are influenced by what has gone before—the past.
Through the study and analysis of the past students are equipped to reason, analyse, formulate opinions and argue them logically, but most of all develop a skill base which students can utilise in jobs as diverse as law or medicine, music management or marketing.
|Department staffing structure from September 2012
|Head of department
||Mr. D. McFaul
|Second in department
||Mr. T. Jenner
|Teacher of History with responsibility
||Mrs A. Rothero
|Teacher of History
||Mrs E. Scott
||Ms E. Salih-Huseyin
||Mr V. McInerney
Key Stage 3
Year 7: Crown, Church and Commons
A study of the past 1000 years of British History, with a focus on the diminishing power of the monarchy and the increasing power of the people
Year 8: People, Power and Protest
From the slave uprising that challenged the might of Ancient Rome to the peaceful demonstrations of the Civil Rights movement, students in Year 8 will investigate what motivated people to rise up against authority and the impact their actions had on their society and beyond.
Year 9: Is it ever right to fight?
The 20th Century was one punctuated by war. In Year 9 students study the nature of the First and Second World Wars and give special attention to the Holocaust.
Key Stage 4 - OCR
75% Exam, 25% Controlled Assessment
Exam Topics: Medicine Through Time and the American West 1840-1895
Controlled Assessment Topic: A study of Whitechapel and the Jack the Ripper murders.
6th Form - Edexcel
Unit 1: Civil Rights in the USA 1945-68 / USA in Asia: Korean and Vietnam Wars 1950-73
Unit 2: The Experience of Warfare in Britain; The Crimean, Boer and First World War 1854-1923
Unit 3: From Kaiser to Fϋhrer: Germany 1900-1945
Unit 4: Coursework: The Making of Modern Russia 1856 – 1964
Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 will have a homework task to complete every other week in keeping with the school policy. Homework will be set at regular intervals for KS4 and KS5 students.
The History Department follows the whole school marking policy.
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