Welcome to History

As Historians we are enthusiastic about the study of all aspects of History and pass this on to students through dynamic and engaging learning. To understand the world around us today it is vital that we understand the past, and the developments and changes which shaped the world in which we live. The History curriculum studied by our students is creative, historically rigorous and covers a range of thrilling themes such as the fight for women’s rights, revolution and the battle for political power in the United Kingdom.


Name Role
Mrs N. Parkin Head of Humanities
Miss T. Lakin Head of History
Dr C Wellbrook Teacher of History
Mr M. Leivars Teacher of History
Miss G Hartley Teacher of History

Years 7 & 8

The History course in year 7 & 8 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the Edexcel GCSE History course in years 9, 10 & 11. Throughout their study students will develop a range of skills which will enable to succeed at GCSE such as; analysing a range of historical interpretations, assessing significance and examining the complexity of causation within important historical narratives. They will also study core concepts such as chronology, democracy, government, local history and civil rights.

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Year 7 What is History? Romans Medieval Realms 1 Medieval Realms 2 The Tudors 1 The Tudors 2
Year 8 Power and Politics - Stuart Dynasty Empire and Empathy - The British Empire and the Slave Trade Change and Continuity - Industrial Britain and Universal Suffrage Cause and Consequence - World War 1 Significance: WWII Origins of the Cold War
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact: Miss Lakin.

Years 9, 10 & 11

Edexcel GCSE History (9-1) 2016

The Edexcel GCSE History (9-1) is assessed in the following way:

Paper 1: Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.
Exam: Thematic study and historic environment (30%)
Paper 2: Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88 AND the American West c1835-c1895
Exam: Period study and British depth study (40%)
Paper 3: Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939
Exam: Modern depth study (30%)
  • Written Exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • 52 marks
  • Written Exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • 64 marks
  • Written Exam: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • 52 marks
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    If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss Lakin