The Humanities Curriculum Area is built around a strong team of dedicated and experienced staff who share an on-going commitment to quality teaching and the improvement of standards. We strongly believe that the humanities form the very basis of what it is to be a balanced and conscientious individual and through our compassionate and supportive team we strive to deliver a broad curriculum that encapsulates the World’s story of past, present and future. Through the study of History, we look to not only equip our students with knowledge of the world around them but also equip them with the necessary skills to become inquisitive and rational human beings. 

The History Department delivers a broad synopsis of British and World History at Key Stage 3 incorporating aspects from the following events and periods of time – The Norman Conquest, The Middle Ages, The Tudors and Stuarts, The English Civil War, The Industrial Revolution, The World Wars, The Cold War and the Holocaust. Within these topics we look to engage, enthuse and encourage our students to achieve a love for History and to use the skills of a historian to aid them in viewing the world objectively. 

The History department uses their combined specialities to teach the Edexcel 9-1 History GCSE looking first at the History of Medicine, 1250 – present day. The same paper covers Medicine on the Western Front which is a study into how medicine developed and changed during this time period. (1hr 15) 

Students also study The American West and Anglo-Saxon and Norman England c1060-1088 for paper two (1hr 45). Finally, they study Weimar and Nazi Germany, looking at how Germany changes after WWI, leading up to the Nazi dictatorship, (1hr 20). 

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At Key stage 5 the History department are delivering the AQA specification. Topics studied are The Tudors, 1485-1603 and International Relations & Global Conflict 1890-1941. Students will also undertake an independent research project on a topic of their choosing. These topics are studied throughout the 2-year course and are examined in Year 13. 

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