General information

History at Trinity House Academy is a problem solving discipline which allows students the opportunity to research, interpret and articulate their own opinions of historical events. The department ethos is based on collaborate and independent learning and doffs its hat to the principles of metacognition and Learning to Learn skills. Student feedback indicates that pupils at the academy enjoy the subject and that they feel appropriately challenged for their ability. 

The study of history will provide students access to:

  • Archival evidence and museum installations
  • Site visits to places of historical interest.
  • Primary evidence from the time of study.
  • A selection of recently published textbooks designed for secondary schools.
  • A range of material from established and celebrated historians.
  • The use of film and media to enhance and engage learning.
  • The use of ICT for research and word processing.
  • Technical use of all MS Office applications.
  • Access to film making software such as MS Moviemaker.
  • Access to advanced Google products to enhance out of school learning such as Google Blogger.


Staff Member


 Mr S. Currie

 Subject Leader of History

 Mrs H. Metcalfe

 Advanced Skills Teacher of History


Key Stage 3

All students receive 2 lessons of history per week in years 7, 8 and 9. KS3 History follows a chronological narrative which helps students to see the inter-relationship between events and allows them to build up a big picture of British History from 1066 to the late 20th century. Assessment at KS3 is divided into 2 discrete sets of skills and each skill set is tested equally throughout the year.

Key Stage 4

At present, GCSE students follow the AQA history B syllabus which is an enquiry into the modern world. All students will sit 2 exam papers and 2 separate occasions. Each paper lasts 105 minutes and requires students to answer questions on three separate historical themes. Each paper accounts for 32.5% of the student’s final grade. All students must also complete coursework in the form of a controlled assessment. This is a source based enquiry which accounts for 25% of the GCSE assessment. 


History Blog

You can find the link to our History Department Blog below:




Detailed Course Outlines can be downloaded below: