History is the witness that testifies to the passing of time; it illuminates reality, vitalizes memory, provides guidance in daily life, and brings us tidings of antiquity.
Key Stage 3
History in years 7-9 explores Britain from 1066 to the end of the 20th century. As well as studying notable individuals and key events, we also research the ways in which the lives of people have changed over this period. We discuss key questions such as the influence different cultures have had upon Britain and how technology has altered lives.
Key Stage 4
At GCSE we study the History of the Modern World during the 20th century. Covering a diverse range of topics, from the Cold War, Tsarist Russia and Britain during the 2nd World War, we work to establish the emergence of the power balance of the 21st century. Pupils also work to develop their understanding and skills of historical enquiry, prior to their GCSE exams.
Key Stage 5
During the Sixth Form the department offers both History and Politics to A level. The History course covers the establishment of both Italian and German states, from the process of unification through to World War Two. In addition we look at the influence of war on society. In Politics, as well as looking at the British political system, we study the ideologies which unpin current political thought.
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