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History is a popular subject at all levels with good uptake at GCSE and A level. We have 2 specialist History teachers who teach classes from year 7 through to year 13. We offer fieldwork/enrichment study days from years 7-13 and a residential World War 1 battlefields visit to Belgium.
Here the approach is enquiry led through key History questions to support developing research skills for the research/enquiry units at GCSE and A2 exam courses.
Students study the School's History project which consists of independent units of History content mostly from the 20thC.
Year 10 students study 2 units on the development of Medicine through time from the Ancient period to the present day.
Year 11 students study an enquiry unit on the Impact of the World Wars on Britain for their controlled assessment tasks and a final unit called a depth Study on Germany c.1919-45.
25% Controlled Assessment – 75% examination.
AS year 12 students study 2 exam units for; each exam unit consists of 2 essays.
A2 year 13 students study 2 units;