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History

In the History Department, we want to ignite a real passion for and genuine interest in history, by helping our students to develop a secure understanding of past events.

History teaches students to be analytical, to make evidence-based judgements and to communicate effectively.

We use a wide range of teaching and learning methods, including discussion, debate, role play, extended writing tasks, source analysis and thinking skills. Students also use iPad technology, historical books, text books and DVDs to enhance learning. 

History is compulsory for Years 7 to 9 and can be taken as a GCSE option in Year 10.

Find out more about the AQA GCSE in History.  

Enrichment and extra-curricular

We take our students to many sites of historical relevance including Warwick Castle, Glastonbury Abbey and the Houses of Parliament and to museums including the M Shed and the Living Museum in Dudley to enhance what they learn in the classroom. There are also opportunities to visit the French battlefields and the historic city of Berlin.

During term time we also run a weekly History Film Club during the lunch hour.

Redmaids' High School
Infant & Junior

juniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 9451

Grange Court Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 4DP

Redmaids' High School
Senior & Sixth Form

seniors@redmaidshigh.co.uk
0117 962 2641

Westbury Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Bristol BS9 3AW