History

Department Information

GCSE results were good this year with 93% of students achieving A*-G-grades, this was above the national average. In A-Level we had a 100% pass rate in both years with several students achieving high grades.

In national comparisons our department has been judged as ‘Very Good’ putting us in the top 17% of school History departments.

Information about the curriculum

At the heart of the history department is our desire to see every student achieve. We believe in enthusing students with a lifelong love of learning and desire to know and understand more about the world – both past and present. Central to this, is our strong belief in the value of student-led enquiry and research. History is unique in providing an exciting and challenging context through which students can develop the skills and confidence to be independent and empathetic learners with questioning minds.

For further information about our courses please see links to the 13-16 curriculum and Post-16 Curriculum.

Information About the Department

The History department offers:

  • A friendly, supportive and creative learning environment.

  • High expectations of all students.

  • An inclusive approach to teaching and learning where all students will feel valued.

  • An exciting reformed GCSE that looks at multiple periods of history.

  • Extracurricular opportunities such as debating competitions, student lectures and residential field trips abroad.

  • A full programme of revision sessions for GCSE students in their final year.

  • Close links with the Historical Association.

  • An extracurricular club: Time Capsule meets during lunchtime Wednesdays

Staffing

We have a very experienced and well qualified team of specialist history teachers:

Mrs Ree Ann Vaughan – Head of History

Mrs Clare Warburton – Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of History

For further information please email: reeann.vaughan@biddenham.beds.sch.uk