· Announcement ·

Virtual Parents Evenings 

Y8 & Y11, Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 4.00pm-7.00pm

Y7, 9 & 10, Wednesday 1st December 2021, 4.00pm-7.00pm

Parents evening teacher requests have been added to GO 4 Schools by your child’s teachers, please log in to see which teachers have requested a meeting on parents evening.  To book appointments please click on the link below.

Click Here


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