The History classrooms are found on the 1st floor of the WS Block. History is studied by all students during KS3 and is then part of the optional curriculum at KS4, with mixed ability grouping used in all year groups. Students can elect to study History or Classic Civilisation as post-16 courses.
History lessons will develop the skills to select, organise and use knowledge gained, to explain and analyse the key features of the historical topics studied and to evaluate sources of information. Students will come to appreciate how people and events have been interpreted in different ways by people in the past.
History follow the Edexcel exam board course (1HI0) The GCSE course allows students to study a wide range of History from the impact of the Norman Conquest to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi dictatorship of 1933-45. Students will also have the opportunity to investigate the impact of settlers on the Native American Indians and the development of the American West. We also analyse the changes in understanding and treatment in Medicine from c1250 to the present day, with particular focus on the treatment of casualties on the Western Front in WW1.
3 written papers of equal weighting, are completed at the end of Year 11.