History

Key Stage 3

Students study History as a distinct discipline in Years 7 and 8. The units of study are as follows:

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.

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.

Resources

Department members are committed to learning beyond the classroom and enrichment and extra curricular activities include: