HEAD OF SUBJECT - MISS L.HARGREAVES
The Government has recognised the importance of History in the education of young people by identifying it as one of the core academic subjects that make up the English Baccalaureate. History is seen as a subject most likely to be required or preferred for entry to degree courses and one that keeps the most options open.
History is a popular subject with our students and we aim to make it as exciting and enjoyable as possible. Through the study of History we want students to develop a wide range of skills which will equip them for their adult lives and will be useful in a wide range of jobs and further studies.
The History Department has four specialist teachers teaching in attractive and well resourced rooms having access to audio visual resources, TV and interactive whiteboards.
In Year 7 students study The Romans and the Development of the Church, State and Society 1066-1745. In Year 8 students study Ideas, Political Power, Industry and Empire 1745-1901 and Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day. Whilst in Years 9-11 students who choose to study History follow WJEC G.C.S.E History which includes studying Germany in transition 1929-1947, the Elizabethan Age 1558-1603 and the development of the USA 1929-2,000. This course requires students to complete an element of controlled assessment on an Investigation into an issue of historical debate or controversy.