Welcome to History

  • WW1 Project

Why study History?

History fires students' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past.

It helps students develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past.

Students find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world.

They develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies

What we study:

Key Stage 3:

All students study History in Years 7 and 8, we look at a variety of different periods in History.

Year 7: What is History, the Norman Conquest, life in Medieval Britain, the Tudors, the Stuarts and the USA in the 20th Century.

Year 8:  Victorian times (Manchester), British Empire and slavery, First World War, Second World War: Holocaust, Disasters and Terrorism.

GSCE:

History is also offered as a GCSE option as part of the EBAC in Years 9, 10 and 11.

We currently follow the WJEC Schools' History Project History A course. As part of this course students study Russia in transition, Nazi Germany, the 1929-2000 USA  and produce a 2000 word piece of Controlled Assessment on the effects of the Blitz over UK soil during WW2 .  


Useful websites

KS3 Bitesize  
KS4 Bitesize  
History Learning Site  
Bio.com  
History Channel