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Through the study of History pupils will have the opportunity to develop their skills of analysis, critical thinking, explanation, evaluation, empathy, understanding and of course argument!

In order to develop these skills pupils will use the latest ICT, books, DVDs, podcasts and many other fascinating resources and visual materials. History is renowned for its essay writing, factual presentation and debating all of which the girls will be involved in.

Year 7 is an Introduction to History where the girls start to gain a grasp of the detective skills a true historian needs, as well as examining some of Britain’s most famous historical events and characters: The Battle of Hastings, William the Conqueror, Henry II and Thomas Beckett and King John and the Magna Carta.

In Year 8 History skills are further built upon as we introduce the political and religious themes: Tudors, Religion, Rulers & Ruled, Slavery – Rights and Freedoms.

Year 9 we concentrate on The First World War: causes, events and consequences.

GCSE Pupils look at C20th History in a variety of ways and begin to use Depth Studies to fully grasp some more recent history. Modules looked at include: International Relations, Source Analysis and an Investigation (Edexcel GCSE Modern World History A). Units studied include: International Relations – The Cold War, Nazi Germany Depth Study, Britain 1931-51 and CA-Russia.

AS History Pupils study in detail the USA & Britain. Units studied include: Korea & Vietnam, American Civil Rights, Women and the Suffrage Question, c.1860-1930. A2 History Pupils study in detail the Cold War and Chinese History over 100 years.

Extra-curricular Activities

All pupils in Years 7-9 study History and each year group has the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular trips and clubs.

Previously pupils have visited Penshurst Place, Warwick castle and the World War One battlefields in Belgium and enjoyed taking active roles in History Book and Film Clubs.

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