Having studied History as part of the Integrated Humanities programme, pupils will study it as a separate subject from year 9 onwards.

Year 9 History

History in Year 9 will enable pupils to extend and deepen their knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history. This will be achieved through topics such as the international slave trade, World War 1 and 2, the Russian Revolution and America in the 1920/30s. Through the investigation of evidence pupils explore and understand why there are contrasting arguments and interpretations in history and there will be continued development of historical skills and the use historical terms and concepts in increasingly sophisticated ways in preparation for GCSE history.

Key Stage 4 History

History is taught under the WJEC route A Specification with an in-depth focus on 20th century history. It is a two year linear course with 4 units in total. Two in-depth studies; Germany in transition 1929-1947 and Changes to South Africa, 1948-1994. Alongside the in-depth studies there is an outline study developing a wider historical understanding of a particular time period, we currently study: The Development of the USA, 1930-2000. The final part of the course is Controlled Assessment consisting of two questions on an aspect of British history; this changes yearly.

Pupils will sit three history exams at the end of Year 11 (Unit 1, 2 and 3) and each exam is 1hr 15 minutes long and worth 25% of the final grade (Controlled Assessment makes up the final 25%).