History continues to be a popular subject across all Key Stages. We currently have six specialists in the Department and four history classrooms which are situated in the Humanities blocks. We also have access to a classroom furnished with 30 computers.
At Key Stage 3, all students are taught in mixed ability groups and follow the national curriculum. Students study ancient, medieval and early modern history in Year 7 and there is a focus on key historical concepts. In Year 8, students study modern British and world history.
At Key Stage 4, we currently follow the Schools History Project (History B) offered by OCR. Students study the People’s Health from 1250- present day, Elizabethan England, Nazi G Germany and America 1789-1900. Students in Year 10 also study and visit a local history site, currently Armley Mills. There is no coursework.
At Key Stage 5, we follow the AQA syllabus and students study the Tudors and early 20th century Russia over the two years. In Year 13, students also complete a personal study on 19th century British history.