History and Politics
We believe that students of all abilities can gain from the study of History. Throughout the key stages students will develop their writing, speaking and communication skills and we strive to encourage students to become independent and confident learners. As students progress through key stages, we provide them with the opportunity to study history from the Middle Ages through to the modern day.
With the ever-changing political landscape, the study of Politics is key in helping students gain an understanding of how Politics functions in both the UK and the USA. Throughout their studies the students will examine how the people and electorate interact with Politics, and evaluate the effectiveness of the existing political roles and departments. This helps to develop a critical understanding on the purpose and function of governments, both at home and abroad.
The departments offer a range of extra- curricular opportunities to students and therefore run an annual trip to the World War Two beaches at Normandy for students in Year 8, and for GCSE and A Level students we offer a trip to Poland and Berlin, and as well as a Politics trip to Washington.