History Tour of the Battlefields of Belgium and France October 2014
Sixth Form Students at Advanced Level (AQA) currently study 'Life in Nazi Germany' and 'Modern British History' to 2007. The Historical Enquiry (20% of A Level) requires students to assess the validity of AJP Taylor's thesis regarding the Origins of the Second World War. The new A level includes a study of Henry VII's attempts to restore stability and the Counter Reformation (Henry VIII- Mary I)
The History department believes that trips and visits enhance historical understanding. We have been to lots of places of historical interest including: Hadrian's Wall, The Leeds Armouries, the First World War battlefields in Flanders , Helmshore Textile Museum, Liverpool Maritime Museum, Museum of Lancashire, Thackery Medical Museum, Conwy/ Skipton / Carlisle Castle and Hoghton Tower.
The History department prides itself on the quality of display work in its classrooms. A combination of pupils' work and other material creates an atmosphere and environment most conducive to learning. The History department also runs lots of 'history club' style sessions at lunchtime and organise a very well attended GCSE day revision course during the Easter holidays each year.