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History

History is a popular subject at EBHS with large numbers of students choosing to study the subject at GCSE, and many going on to study the subject at A-level. The department are committed to using a wide range of teaching strategies, using both teacher-directed activities and student-centred approaches. We insist on high standards of behaviour and work, and encourage all students to make the fullest use of their ability.

The syllabus at KS3 is as follows:

  • Year 7 - Medieval Realms, Tudors and Stuarts
  • Year 8 - Black Peoples of the Americas, Britain 1750-1900
  • Year 9 - First World War, Second World War, The British sector of the Western Front (1914-1918): injuries, treatment and the trenches (GCSE unit).

Students in Years 10 and 11 will follow the Edexcel History syllabus with the chosen units of study being:

  • Medicine in Britain 1250-present
  • The British sector of the Western Front (1914-1918) : injuries, treatment and the trenches
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939
  • Early Elizabethan England 1558 - 88
  • The American West 1835 - 1895

All groups are taught in mixed ability groups.

Staff and Responsibilities

The Department comprises four teachers:

  • Mr S Haygreen (Subject Leader),
  • Mr B Peirson,
  • Mrs H Spurling 
  • Mrs C Styles.

The Department is a friendly, open and close-knit one, operating in a mutually supportive atmosphere. We pride ourselves on our professional approach to our work and we are committed to making History a challenging, enjoyable and interesting subject for all students to study.