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 Wars of the Roses
The Black Death
Henry VIII and the English Reformation.
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
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
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
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.
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.