- Mr E Petrie (Subject Leader, History)
- Mr D Addison (Assistant Principal, History and RE Teacher)
- Mr G Landels (History Teacher)
- Ms A Whittle ( History Teacher)
Key Stage 3
Students study History as a distinct discipline in Years 7 and 8. The units of study are as follows:
- Year 7: The Norman Conquest, Life in the Middle Ages and The Tudors.
- Year 8: The Stuarts, Black Peoples of the Americas and The Industrial Revolution.
Key Stage 4
Pupils will begin Key Stage 4 at the beginning of Year 9 and will take their final GCSE History exams at the end of Year 11. Pupils currently complete the Modern World History course by WJEC. Every year we take Year 9 students to the battlefields of Belgium and France for four days, in what is the College’s longest running and most popular residential trip. Students studying Key Stage 4 History are given the opportunity to visit Berlin to complement their study of the 20th century. There are also various day trips including the Jack the Ripper Walk as an optional extra.
- Year 9: World War One, The rise of the Nazis, The Holocaust, Women, The Arts
- Year 10: Superpower Relations 1945-91, Rise and fall of a Communist State – The USSR 1928-91, Jack the Ripper.
- Year 11: Conflict in Vietnam c.1963-75, Nazi Germany 1933-39, Votes for Women c.1900-28
Students studying Key Stage 4 History are given the opportunity to visit Poland where they are taken to Auschwitz to complement their study of the 20th century. There are also various day trips including visits to Canterbury Cathedral and the Jack the Ripper Walk as an optional extra.
Department members are committed to learning beyond the classroom and enrichment and extra curricular activities include:
- History club after college.
- Revision classes after college, during half-term breaks and on Saturdays.
- Interactive White boards, audio and visual equipment and Internet access in all History rooms
- Wide range of History Text books and resource sheets
Original source material documentation