|Head of Department:||Mr M Monaghan|
History at King James’s School is about building factual knowledge and chronological understanding but, above all, it is about developing a fascination with the past. Pupils studying history will gain a superb understanding of past societies and will also be taught how to think analytically and construct both written and spoken arguments.
At Key Stage 3 pupils follow an enquiry-based curriculum and, by the end of Year 9, will have an understanding of some of the most important events that have shaped our nation and our world. Topics include the Norman Conquest, the Tudors and Stuarts, the English Civil War and the defining moments of the 20th Century, including the two World Wars and the Holocaust. History is extremely popular at GCSE and the department boasts excellent results. Topics include Germany 1919-1945, the Cold War, Britain 1896-1918 and the USA 1919-1941. The subject is also a popular choice at AS and A Level where we teach modules on the Wars of the Roses, Russia 1894 - 41 and the Tudors. Our teaching staff are all history graduates and experts in the subjects they teach at A Level. The department is committed to ensuring the success of its students and many go on to study History at university.
Mrs E Adams