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History Department

We encourage pupils to appreciate their heritage and to respect diversity of opinion. Your child will examine a time period stretching from late Saxon times through to the end of the Cold War and we also aim to immerse pupils in the drama of these past events. Pupils learn how to read sources and how to compare interpretations, as well as developing strong research skills.

Your child will experience the benefit of a huge range of resources: we have digitalised courses on the iTunesU platform that complement our textbooks on each module. We also possess a huge collection of video material on the School eStream site covering documentaries on every topic of our broad syllabus. Our section in the school library boasts a broad collection of excellent books.

In Year Seven, pupils look at medieval life.  In Year Eight, they study the Tudors before starting their Modern History studies with The First World War. Year Nine examines the 1930s and 1940s, and at GCSE we examine the History of Medicine, Medieval England, Nazi Germany and the Cold War.  Sixth Form teaching encompasses the Tudors, the American Revolution and the Crusades.