History & Politics
- Mr G J Affleck (Head of History & Politics)
- Ms C M Dignon (Head of Community Relations)
- Mrs H M Fair (Assistant Head Co-curricular)
- Mrs J C Francis (Head of Academic Enrichment)
- Mrs E L Jones (Assistant Head Staff Welfare)
- Mrs L E Spratley (Head of EPQ)
- Mr M van Alderwegen (Assistant Head ICT Strategy)
The department teaches in a suite of four rooms in the George Hill building, all of which are equipped with interactive white boards and audio visual facilities.
We follow a programme of study covering British history from the Norman Conquest to the Second World War.
We follow the AQA specification studying the history of medicine from the Middle Ages to the present, Elizabethan England, the Russian Revolution and the Cold War.
We follow the AQA specification studying the Tudors 1485-1603 and the Cold War 1945-91. There is also a coursework unit on Russia 1855-1953.
Stretch & Challenge
The Lower School History Society offers a range of competitions throughout the year, including essay and creative writing tasks. At GCSE students investigate issues in greater depth and in the Sixth Form our Extension group meets weekly from the start of the Lower Sixth, providing an excellent foundation for those wishing to study history at university or who are preparing for Oxbridge entry.
Trips & Visits
In the Third Form pupils visit Warwick Castle, and GCSE pupils attend the Doctors Show about the history of medicine. The Sixth Form attend lectures by notable Tudor historians such as David Starkey. In addition the department regularly runs foreign trips – in recent years we have visited Berlin, Rome, Moscow and St Petersburg and New York and Washington.
In recent years students have gone on to read History at Oxford, Cambridge, Durham, Manchester and Bristol amongst other universities.