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 period 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 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

 Teacher of History


Key Stage 3

All students receive 2 lessons of history per week in years 7 and 8.  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 the Roman invasion to the late 20th century. Assessment at KS3 is divided into 4 keys skills:

  • Historical knowledge
  • Historical Analysis
  • Assessing the utility of sources.
  • Assessing the historical interpretations. 

Key Stage 4

At present, GCSE students follow the Edexcel history syllabus which allows students to have a broad and balanced study of history over an 800-year period.  The topics studies are:

  • British Warfare through time 1250-present.
  • Study of a historic site – London during the bombing campaign of WW2.
  • Anglo-Saxon and Norman England 1060-1088
  • The American West 1835-1895
  • Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-1939


All students will sit 3 exam papers on 3 separate occasions. Students final award is based on terminal examination, coursework no longer contributes to the final mark in GCSE History. The paper distribution is:

  • Paper 1 – Warfare and historic site (30% of GCSE).
  • Paper 2 – Norman England & The American West (40% of GCSE).
  • Paper 3 – Weimar and Nazi Germany (40% of GCSE).