Welcome to History

  • WW1 Project

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.

Curriculum overview

  • Years 7-8: All students take one lesson per week of History. Students look at a variety of fascinating topics including: What is History, the Norman Conquest, life in Medieval Britain, the Tudors, the Stuarts, the USA in the 20th Century, and Victorian times (Manchester), British Empire and slavery, First World War, Second World War: Holocaust, Disasters and Terrorism.
  • In the spring of Year 8, students choose the options subjects they will take from Year 9 to Year 11. Students and their families are guided through this process through taster lessons, assemblies, our options online guide and a special options information evening. We support all students to choose subjects they will enjoy and which they will succeed in, and which will unlock future opportunities.
  • Year 9-10: Students choosing to continue studies in History have two lessons per week.
  • Year 11: The current Year 11 cohort are completing a two year course through three lessons per week. 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

Qualifications entered in Year 11

GCSE History (WJEC)

Topics covered

Extra-curricular

We recently celebrated LGBT History Month, with assemblies looking in-depth at how life has changed for LGBT people in recent history. 

  • LGBT History Month

Useful links

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