History is the study of people and the world we know. It helps us understand where we have been and where the world is moving towards and learning from and understanding the mistakes of the past.

History is important as it answers the big questions such as: Why are we here? Why did millions of men die and become injured in the first world war? How did Hitler manage to become so powerful and commit such crimes against humanity?

Above all the history staff demonstrated a passion for their subject and were always helpful and supportive. It has inspired me to continue history into my A Levels, and then hopefully study it at university too!
Hannah Haygarth, former student

Curriculum information

You can download a breakdown of the learning outcomes and topics we teach below or you can click to access further information on the syllabus followed in Years 10 and 11 at Key Stage 4.

After studying history for five years, (covering the English civil war, Spanish Armada, Hastings, the Tudors, America, WW1 and WW2 amongst other things) I now find myself more able to make links between current affairs and those of the past.
Rebecca Dawson, former student