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Key Stage 4 (Year 10 & 11) History

In Years 10 and 11 pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE Schools History Project Qualification with units on:

  • Medicine and Public Health in Britain from c50AD to the present day
  • The Transformation of Surgery, c1850-1918
  • Germany, 1918-45
  • Civil Rights and Protest in the USA 1945-70

Last academic year our Year 10 & 11 History pupils went on trip to Washington DC and New York to further expand their knowledge on the Civil Rights Protests in the USA.


History is a popular and lively subject at Hollygirt.  Most pupils opt to take it at GCSE and do well in it.

ICT is used frequently both as a historical tool and to improve skills.

School History Projects is the way History is approached here.  It is the most exciting and innovative way of experiencing History.

Trips abroad to the battlefields and at home to sites and museums add a great deal of interest to History lessons.

Organisation of the popular History Club (extra-curricula) gives pupils the chance to develop initiative and leadership skills.

Results are good.  Over half of our pupils achieve A* or A grades at GCSE.  Many go on to take it at AS and A2 level and even on to degree level.

Years 7 to 11 develop skills in History that form a valuable groundwork for many careers and for a lifelong interest.

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