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- Build upon concepts and skills developed in the study of Key Stage 3 Humanities
- Develop and extend knowledge of key events and periods in local, British and wider world history
- Make links and comparisons and so gain a better understanding of current events and the world we live in today
- To study sources critically; to understand that one event can be interpreted in different ways and to be aware of concepts such as bias and objectivity
- To engage in historical enquiry and to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective learners
- Organize and communicate historical information and develop writing skills
Courses currently offered
At Key Stage 4 students work towards an Edexcel GCSE (9-1) History qualification. This includes both thematic and depth studies covering 1000 years of British history, in addition to modern non-British topics.
Where GCSE is not appropriate, or there is insufficient time to cover the required course content, students can achieve individual AQA Unit Awards covering a variety of topics linked to students own interests.