For History’s Active learning events of this academic year, please click here.

Holocaust Educational Trust Trip to Poland 2017

Trip to Auschwitz

Auschwitz 2017 Presentation

Assembly on Auschwitz

Battlefields Trip 2017

Students take the lead in History Lessons

The History Department at Holy Trinity Academy aims to provide students with the skills necessary to understand past events and their effect on the world we live in today.

We are a well-resourced department. Students have access to a wide range of text books and resources. Staff are experienced and knowledgeable. We take a great deal of pride in the atmosphere created in the classroom and the educational visits that we organise. We aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to do well in this subject. We focus on the skills of written communication, historical analysis and interpretation. Staff use a range of teaching styles from group-work, detective work, pair work, drama and role play. Students are taught that above all History is a fascinating and fun topic.

History connects us all through time and is a highly regarded subject. It now forms part of the English Baccalaureate in Key Stage 4. Students who have studied History are sought after by employers. Historians follow a range of careers such as law, finance, politics, the media, medicine and the civil service.

Topics covered are:

Key Stage 3

Year 7 The Impact of the Roman Invasion, a local study, The Development of Church, State and Society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509.

Year 8 The Development of Church, State and Society in Britain 1509-1745, Ideas, Political Power, Industry and Empire: Britain, 1745-1901.

Year 9 Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day, World Study- Anti- Semitism.


Key Stage 4

GCSE Modern World B OCR- Britain 1890-1918, USA 1919-1941, International Relations 1945-1975, Germany 1918-1945 Controlled Assignment.


Key Stage 5

Year 13 Edexcel

Revolution and Conflict in England, 1536-1588.

Coursework: ‘American West.’


Year 12- 13 OCR First teaching from Sept 2015

England 1445–1509: Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII British Period Study: England 1461–1509.

The USA in the 19th Century: Westward expansion and Civil War 1803–c.1890.

Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors 1485–1603.

Unit 4Non exam assessment: Unit Y100 Topic based essay arising out of the content of Unit 2.

Students at Thiepval Memorial, France 2015.


Job 8:8-10

“Look for a moment at ancient wisdom; consider the truths our ancestors learnt. Our life is short, we know nothing at all; we pass like shadows across the earth. But let the wise ancestors teach you; listen to what they have to say.”

The History department promotes the teaching of Jesus by:

  • Helping pupils to understand, respect and appreciate the world and the people in it.
  • Developing an understanding of the needs of others.
  • Using our God given talents to make the world a better place.
  • Teaching the importance of tolerance and respect.