· Announcement ·

Oakwood High School –  Year 7 and Year 9 Online Subject Parents Evening will be held on Wednesday 21st April 2021. Please check on Go4Schools and work with your child to identify the Subjects/Teachers you would like to see. Further information on how to access your appointments will be sent nearer the time.

The booking system is now open. Please click on the link to access:- https://oakwoodhighschool.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/



History Learning Journey

Course Outline – What will I learn?


You will develop your written communication skills to be able to write with a clear structure to demonstrate your views and make a judgement, as well as developing reading and comprehension skills to identify the key message in source materials. You will develop your critical thinking to question material to judge its reliability, or to recognise the causes and consequences of significant events.


History gives you a chance to investigate the people and events that have changed our world and to gain an understanding of how the past has shaped our lives today and consider the significance of certain events, people and places and the impact these have had on our development as a nation.

How will it be assessed?

Paper 1 – % Paper 2 – %
50% 50%

What parents need to know

There will be homework at least once a fortnight, and at times weekly; we set reading comprehension as well as practice questions and research and retrieval tasks.

Revision guides are a useful resource to support learning in lessons, there are a number of revision guides available, one we find particularly useful is Hodder Education: AQA GCSE (9-1) History Second Edition ISBN 978-1-5104-5561-0.

There will be the opportunity to visit an English Heritage site for the Elizabethan England section of Paper 2.  We are also looking at developing the opportunity to visit Krakow, as well as the Battle sites of France and Belgium along with a cross curricular trip to Rome with Religious Studies.

Potential further study and careers

GCSE History is an extremely desirable qualification for a wide range of careers, including but not exclusively, journalism, the law, social work, civil service and local government, tourism, teaching, tour guide, libraries, museums, Higher Education and research.

Contact emails: m.baker@oakwood.ac a.illingworth@oakwood.ac

Other pupils’ experiences of the course/ testimonials

“History is the best” – Y11 pupil

“It’s so interesting and fun to learn about!” – Y11 pupil

“The teachers are passionate about History and this makes me really interested in the subject” – Y11 pupil