Key Stage 3
Studying history at Key Stage 3 will provide all students with a rich understanding of their local, national and international past so that they become informed and empathetic young people. They will become increasingly confident understanding the world they are to live in through a critical evaluation of the past.
To encourage in students, a love of history with a particular emphasis on local Iron Age history and medieval history up to 1500. Together with the study of the religious upheavals of the Tudor period. To introduce the skills needed to investigate the past, for example, source evaluation, chronology and extended writing.
To encourage in students, a love of the past with a particular emphasis on political and religious developments in the UK 1500-1900. Also to gain a solid grasp on the foundation and development of the British political system alongside a global perspective on the development of other societies.To develop students’ analytical writing skills, skills related to evaluating interpretations and to equip them with good study/revision tools.
To encourage in students, a love of the past with a particular emphasis on international relations in the 20th century. This is alongside the learning of political concepts and ideas e.g. Communism. Students will be able to assess the impact and outcomes of past conflicts on the era in which they live today.
To develop students’ analytical writing skills, skills related to evaluating interpretations and causation. Also to equip them with good study/revision tools.
Key Stage 4
GCSE students have 5 lessons of History per fortnight and the OCR History A: Explaining the Modern World History unit J410 has the following options:
- Component 1: International Relations 1918-1975 with The USA 1919-1948
- Component 2: Migration to Britain c.1000 to c.2001
- Component 3: The Impact of Empire on Britain 1688- c.1730 with Urban Environments
Key Stage 5
A level students have 9 lessons of History per fortnight. The department teaches the following OCR modules:
Year 12 Modules
- The Early Tudors 1485 – 1558
- Dictatorship and Democracy in Germany 1919–63
Year 13 Modules
- US Civil Rights 1865-1992 (Historical Themes)
- Historical Investigations (coursework)
Mrs K Medcroft
Head of Department
Miss A Rawlinson
Miss R Dolan
Mrs K van den Broek