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“Life is divided in to three terms – that which was, that is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.”

William Wordsworth

The Department:

Head of History

Mr L Williams

Subject staff

Mrs. Z Hunter-Miller, Mrs. E Thomas

What we do:

History is an important and popular subject within the school which encourages students to think critically about evidence, events and the world in which they live.

The department has created a stimulating learning environment and a challenging curriculum designed to develop inquisitive minds that care about themselves, each other, their past and their future.

The primary objective of the History Department is to encourage all pupils to work hard, try new things, have opinions, and have the conviction to stand by their beliefs.

At KS3, in Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils carry out numerous historical enquiries on many different themes, including: The Power of the Church, Conflict and Cooperation, Empire, Migration and Movement, and The Rulers and Ruled.

At KS4, in Years 10 and 11 pupils that opt for History at GCSE will study: Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship, Conflict and tension, 1894–1918, Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day, and Elizabethan England, c1568–1603.


Thoughts and Quotes from our pupils:

“We really like the history classrooms… in particular, we like learning about topics of historical, social and cultural significance.”

“We find that our teachers make our lessons relatable to the real world.”

“We enjoy being able to work together and the fact that sometimes we are in charge of our own learning.”

“We like it that we are given the opportunity to research and develop individually.”

“Our lessons are relaxed, interesting and stimulating.”