Welcome to History

In the history department we are enthusiastic about our subject and about the benefits that we believe it offers students. History is vital as it offers an excellent understanding of the way that the world has changed and developed in the past and so helps us to understand the world in which we live today. History is taught by a dedicated team of specialists who believe in challenging students to broaden both their knowledge and skills. We strive to create exciting, imaginative and inspiring lessons through a variety of different techniques.


Mr Andrew Parker, Second in Humanities & MFL Faculty
Miss Gemma Green, Teacher of Humanities & Head of Religious Studies
Mr Michael Beacham, Teacher of Humanities & Associate Assistant Principal

Overview of the Year for History at Key Stage 3

In Years 7 and 8 we aim to provide an overview of a number of key historical events, people and changes. Each unit of work is based on a particular enquiry topic and is centred around a crucial historical skill. All of which is designed to prepare students for further study of history at Key Stage 4.


Overview of the Year for History at Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4 students study for the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) in History. The course is assessed by completion of three examination papers as follows:

Paper 1 (30%) – Thematic Study and historic environment, Medicine 1250-present and World War One
Paper 2 (40%) – Period Study and British Depth Study, The American West 1835-1895 and Elizabethan England 1558-1588
Paper 3 (30%) – Modern Depth Study, Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939


Enrichment opportunities in History

2.30 – 3.30 Year 10 GCSE Revision and catch-up

2.30-3.30 Year 11 GCSE Revision and catch-up


Mr Andrew Parker, Head of Humanities, Teacher of History
Mr Michael Beacham, Teacher of History
Mrs Gemma Green, Teacher of History

You can contact any teacher using the format initial.surname@bydales.outwood.com