Subject Intent:

  • To impart knowledge and cultural awareness that allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the world we live in.​
  • To develop a range of skills that are necessary in everyday contexts.​
  • To raise interest, engagement and aspiration in the study of the past; leading to students being intrinsically motivated to succeed in their study of History.


GCSE Examination Board: AQA

GCSE Assessment Method:

100% Examination:

Paper 1: Understanding the Modern World (50%; 2 hours)

Paper 2: Shaping the Nation (50%; 2 hours).

A Level Examination Board: OCR

A Level Assessment Method:

80% Examination

Unit 1: Britain, 1930-1997 (25%; 1.5 hours)

Unit 2: The Cold War in Europe 1941–1995 (15%; 1 hour)

Unit 3: Popular Culture and the Witch Craze of the 16th and 17th Centuries (40%; 2.5 hours)

Coursework (20%; 3,000-4,000 word essay)

Where History can take you:

Learning about the past and the shaping of the world and your society is enjoyable and can help to make you a better, more rounded individual. It helps you to become an individual with a mind of your own, a critical, thinking person. An individual who is aware of their rights, how hard it was to win them in the first place and how easily they are lost; therefore, a person more aware of their own responsibilities. The skills developed in History are used in many different types of careers including law, administration and management (particularly in local and national government positions), journalism and the heritage industry. As you can see, we don’t all become History teachers!