Welcome to the History Department

‘Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it’.
George Santayana
‘If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday’.
Pearl Buck


The department, led by Mrs K Viala, is made up of specialist teachers who are passionate about History. History is a very popular subject within the school and we consistently achieve results which are well above the national average.

Extra Curricular

We have a visit each year to Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire for all GCSE students and have taken students to the Museum of London and the Imperial war museum.  We have a variety of speakers and visitors to help develop students’ knowledge of history.  For the past few years we have also participated in both the Bar and Magistrates Mock trial competitions.

Mrs Viala can be contacted via

Our Vision

To actively engage students and make their study of history interesting and enjoyable

To have high expectations of all students and enable students to achieve the highest possible level of attainment of which they are capable.

To make students THINK for themselves.



Useful Links


N.B. You will need to ask your teacher for a password and login name for the Activehistory site.

Useful websites for the First World War

Useful websites for Britain's Empire and Multicultural Britain

Useful websites for A Level History

Useful websites for A Level Paper 1

Useful websites for A Level Paper 2

Useful websites for A Level Paper 3

Other useful websites

Subject Documents Date  
Why Study History.pdf 06th May 2020 Download
History books to read.pdf 06th May 2020 Download
GCSE History A overview of course.pdf 06th May 2020 Download
An overview guide to studying History at A Level 06th May 2020 Download
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