History is taught to all students between Years 7-9 then as a Humanities options opposite Geography at Key stage 4.  A level History is offered as an option for students wishing to develop their interest in History post 16.  The curriculum covers a range of topics from British, European and World history and seeks to develop students' knowledge, ability to identify causes and consequences of events, their ability to use sources to aid their understanding of the past and their ability to make judgements about the interpretations historians have of the past.  The department offers a range of extra-curricular activities including a range of enrichment trips (recent visits have been to the Globe Theatre, National Army Museum, Old Operating Theatre and the Tower of London).