History is a popular subject at the Academy. At Key Stage 3, students learn topics that cover 2,000 years of British and World history, with the focus on preparing students for the rigour of history at GCSE. We believe passionately in bringing the subject to life, enabling the students to have a real empathy and understanding of the world today. Because of this we use a wide range of teaching and learning activities both in and out of the classroom.
The subject is also very popular at GCSE where students are required to undertake a thematic study covering a thousand years of British history, a period study, a British depth study and a modern depth study. The department is well resourced and is always looking for new ways in which to engage students, both in and out of the classroom; popular trips include a Key Stage 4 trip to Berlin.
History is also an option for students to study at A-level. The A-level course is currently comprised of three modules; Challenge and transformation: Britain c.1851-1964; The Cold War c.1945-1991 and a historical investigation of the student’s choice.