Welcome to History
Welcome to 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.
- Years 7-8: All students take one lesson per week of History. Students in Year 7 look at a variety of fascinating topics including: How civilised were the Romans? How significant were the invasion of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in Britain? Did the Norman invasion benefit Britain? In Year 8, students learn about how power structures changed 1066-1642; Manchester and the Industrial Revolution; Should we be proud of the British Empire? Why was slavery abolished? And more!
- 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 9-11: Students choosing to continue studies in History have two lessons per week. As part of this course students study Opportunity and Inequality in the USA 1920-1973, Conflict and Tension 1918-1939, a thematic study of Power and the people from 1066 to present day, and a British Depth study of the Normans. Students will obtain skills in their GCSE studies that can be used within the history classroom and beyond, through focusing on enquiry based skills.
Qualifications entered in Year 11
GCSE History (AQA)
We recently celebrated LGBT History Month, with assemblies looking in-depth at how life has changed for LGBT people in recent history.