History

History
In Year 7 pupils study 'The Romans' and go onto study the Medieval period of History, 1066-1485. Pupils go on one trip to Canterbury Cathedral where they study the events surrounding Beckets death in depth.
In Year 8 pupils go onto study the period 1485-1750. This includes ‘The Tudors, The Stuarts, The Civil War and its aftermath and the Restoration period. A trip is made to Hampton Court Palace, where life in the Tudor period is studied in more detail.
Towards the end of Year 8 students progress onto the causes of the Industrial and Agrarian Revolution and this is continued into Year 9 where pupils pay closer attention to social and economic effects of the changes that occurred during this period. An in depth study on the Black People of America is also included. The study on this period is completed by Christmas.
After Christmas progress is made on the Twentieth Century. Case studies on the causes and consequences of the two World Wars are studied. Pupils attend a trip to Ypres and the Somme. The Holocaust and the causes of the Cold War are also main features of our studies. After the summer exams, boys complete a unit of study that addresses our Sports college status, on the History of the Olympics.