Why Study History?
Students will develop an understanding of the major themes and turning points over the past 2000 years of British History and be able to explain how countries such as Germany and America can dramatically change in a short period of time. In doing so, students will develop their essay writing skills and an understanding of how to critique a wide range of sources.
What we study in History
Medicine in Britain, c1250 - present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries, treatment and the trenches
Students will look and change and continuity across a long sweep of history. Investigation of people, events and developments will show wider changes in society over the years.
Early Elizabethan England, 1558-88
Elizabeth I is one of England's greatest monarchs – perhaps the greatest. Her forces defeated the Spanish Armada and saved England from invasion, she reinstated Protestantism and forged an England that was a strong and independent nation.
Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39
The failure of democracy in Germany after the First World War and the rise of the Nazi Party is one of the defining periods in modern history. The German people voted Hitler into power, after he had attempted a violent uprising.
Superpower relations and the Cold War 1941-1991
In the aftermath of World War Two 2, The US and Soviet Union emerged as superpowers competing against one another in a range of different arenas. Fascist Nazi Germany had been defeated, but the spread of Communism, the question of Germany, Poland and Eastern Europe proved to be some of the sticking points for the relationship between the two sides.
Students will sit three exams with most questions in the form of extended writing
The GCSE History course feeds into AS and A2 History, where students go on to explore, in more depth, themes in 20th century British, European and World History.
Mr A Harney – firstname.lastname@example.org