Blackpool Dungeon


History is studied by all pupils in Years 7 – 9.  In Years 8 and 9 pupils are setted according to ability.  At GCSE and at A level, History is a popular option.


Year 7        What is History?

A History of Britain Before 1066

Britain c1066 – 1485

The Crusades

The Wars of the Roses

The Black Death

Henry VIII and the English Reformation.

The Tudors

The History of Blackpool as a Tourist Resort

Year 8        James I and the Gunpowder Plot

The English Civil Wars

The Restoration and England of Charles II

Georgian England

The Industrial Revolution

Jack the Ripper

The British Empire and the Slave Trade

Black Civil Rights

Year 9        The Edwardians

The Sinking of the Titanic

World War One

The Russian Revolution

Dictators of the Twentieth century

The Holocaust

World War Two

The assassination of JFK

The Vietnam War


GCSE         AQA GCSE History

America, 1920-1973: Opportunity and Inequality

Conflict and Tension, 1918-1939

Britain: Power and the People: c1170 to Present Day

British Depth Studies Including the Historic Environment.

Norman England, c1066-c1100

Teaching Methods

The courses are taught by specialist teachers.  By a variety of teaching and learning methods we endeavour to enable all pupils to learn through their preferred style of learning, and to challenge them with a breadth of tasks and activities.  These include discussion, role-play and drama, extended writing, use of visual and written historical sources, video, music and formal debate.  At GCSE there is the opportunity for pupils to visit the First World War Battlefields of France and Belgium.

Advanced Level

History is a popular ‘A’ level subject.  We study 17th century British history, 19th and 20th century German and American history. Baines pupils are currently studying History at a variety of universities.