• Year 9 students take in the WWI memorials at Ypres.
  • Students love to explore real-life historical artefacts during their lessons!
  • History is very popular at Advanced level, with students enjoying smaller class sizes and lots of one-to-one support.
  • Each year, the school invites a survivor of the Holocaust to share their testimony.

The aim of the historian, like that of the artist, is to enlarge our picture of the world, to give us a new way of looking at things. – James Joll

We are passionate about history, and believe that every student should develop an understanding and appreciation of the past. Throughout Key Stage 3, we offer students the opportunity to look at Britain and the wider world from medieval times to the present day. We encourage students to draw parallels between different periods and events, considering how much change there has been over the course of history. We equip students with the skills of critical thinking, analysis and argument in preparation for their studies at Key Stage 4 and beyond.

We organise a number of varied and interesting activities for students. These include:

  • Year 9 residential visit to Ypres
  • Visit from Holocaust Survivor
  • Year 12 visit to Auschwitz
  • Visits to the Imperial War Museum
  • A Level study days
  • Previous residential trips to the USA, Russia and Berlin