Our study of History focuses on the island story of Britain, interleaving the ongoing themes of immigration, power and society. In Year 7, we examine the lives of the earliest civilisations, the cataclysmic year of invasion in 1066, and the subsequent impact on medieval life. In Year 8, we assess the amount of change that women have experienced over the last 1,000 years, and then within the early modern era we study the revolutionary impact of the Reformation, Renaissance and growth of Empire, supported by the horrors of the slave trade. In Year 9, our study of the industrial revolution sets the foundation of the modern world, which the leads step by inevitable step to the static misery of the First World War trenches, the failure of the bitter interwar years, and the ideological clashes of the Second World War, with a specific focus on the Holocaust.

KS4 History covers Medicine through Time, the Elizabethan era, the Interwar Years, and Germany in the early twentieth century. We also cover a great deal of Jersey history in our curriculum, such as our role in the Norman conquest, the significance of Gorey Castle, the Channel Islands Witch Craze, Jersey's commitment to the Great War and the impact of Nazi Occupation on our island.

We teach history with a variety of engaging methods, underpinned by a deep rooted love of the subject that transmits to our classes. Beyond this, History is a traditional and deeply respected subject that unlocks the path to careers in law, politics, journalism and the like. A love of knowledge, the ability to analyse large amounts of information, the logical dexterity to argue your interpretation cogently, the skill of relating to world cultures and understanding of your local, national and global values as they relate to how they were formed in the furnace of the past.

“History is for human self-knowledge ... the only clue to what man can do is what man has done. The value of history, then, is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.”
— R. G. Collingwood