History is compulsory in Year 7/8, then an options subject from Year 9. However the vast majority of students will take either Geography or History to the end of Year 11 as it is an EBACC subject.
At Key Stage 3, it is essential that we equip students with the core historical skills required given that History is often not taught explicitly at KS2.
At Key Stage 4, we follow the AQA GCSE specification. We deliver the following topics:
Paper 1 – Understanding the modern world
Paper 2 – Shaping the nation
Topic A: The History of Medicine C. 1000 – present day
Topic B: Elizabethan England 1568-1603
The students will sit two exams that are both worth 50% each. Their exams are each 2 hours long and include source analysis, interpretations evaluation and extended essay writing skills.