History Subject Staff

Mr McGrath Director of Humanities Faculty
Miss Todd Teacher of History
Mr Todd Teacher of History & House Progress Lead (HPL)
Mr Bryant Teacher of History
Mrs Deary Teacher of History
Mrs Wenham Teacher of History & House Progress Lead (HPL)
Mr Hurst Teacher of Humanities


Subject Overview

In the History Department our aim is to promote a curiosity and understanding of the country and world in which students live. We will provide a rich and varied curriculum which provides students with a knowledge of the history of Britain, Europe and the wider world, with the skills to understand it, to find their place in the world. Ultimately, our curriculum is driven by our core belief that the better a student’s understanding of history, the more prepared they will be for the world, as we say, “Better historians make better people.”

Key Stage 3

The History department looks to provide a broad, balanced and diverse scheme of work that teaches historical skills through the study of British and world history. We look at key themes in Britain like the development of Monarchy and Democracy from the arrival of William the Conqueror and the Normans in 1066 through to women earning the vote in 1918, as well as the lives of ordinary people and the events that affected them, from Medieval peasants to 19th Century factory workers. We also study key aspects of world history including the slave trade, Islamic civilisations, the world wars, the rise and fall of the British Empire, the Holocaust and the events of the later 20th Century that shaped the world we live in. 

Key Stage 4

We follow the Edexcel GCSE History course which covers the units of Crime and Punishment c.1000-present which includes a detailed study of Whitechapel; and Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939; Early Elizabethan England 1558-1588; Superpower Relations and the Cold War 1941-1991. There are three exam papers and there is no coursework or controlled assessment in History. 

Key Stage 5

We follow the AQA History course which covers the units of The British Empire c1857-1967 and the Cold War c1941-1991.  The coursework option (NEA) covers the historical development of the city of Liverpool.