The department aims to fire pupils' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past.

Learning outcomes

  • At Key Stage 3 students embark upon an investigation of an exciting new key question every three to four weeks.
  • At Key Stage 4 students follow the Edexcel Schools History Project GCSE course. The topics are Medicine Through Time, The American West, The Troubles in Northern Ireland, and The Transformation of Surgery.

Teaching methods

Students are engaged through a wide range of methods including role play, living graph, card-sorting exercises and model making. ICT is used extensively by way of SMARTboard technology and the use of the school's computer suites.

Additional activities

We hold a number of trips throughout the year to places such as Warwick Castle (Year 7), Black Country Museum (Year 8), Imperial War Museum (Year 9), The American Museum in Bath (Year 10), and The Doctors Show (Year 11). Also, residential visits are made to the First World War battlefields and Northern Ireland. Students are offered after-school revision sessions and coursework surgeries.

Course Maps

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The behaviour of students is good. They respond very well to the positive ethos in the school. (Ofsted 2015)