KS4 History

The History department at Ark Boulton supports all students to become effective Historians. History is an important subject as it provides students with the knowledge and skills to fully participate in a pluralistic and democratic society. The purpose of our History curriculum is to enable students to answer and frame historical questions to become independent and confident historians. The substantive knowledge students acquire through our curriculum enriches their sense of identity as it provides them with an understanding of their place within the local, national and global context. Further, the knowledge focus of our curriculum is transformative, equipping students with the cultural literacy required to compete with their contemporaries and in turn upskill their communities. Additionally, through the pursuit of history students learn how to analyse evidence and draw informed conclusions, skills which are important in a range of subjects and professions.

Meet Our Team

Ms V Hudson - Director of Humanities

Miss P Gordon - Head of History

Miss M Khanom - Teacher of History

Ms E Bulman - Teacher of History

Ms L Branchett - Teacher of History

Our Curriculum

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Year 10 Superpower relations and the Cold War (Paper 2) Medicine in Britain c1250-present

(Paper 1)

Medicine in Britain c1250-present

(Paper 1)

Medicine in Britain c1250-presentand The British sector of the Western Front, 1914-18: injuries,treatment and the trenches.

(Paper 1)

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

(Paper 3)

Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39

(Paper 3)

Year 11 Anglo-Saxon and Norman England, c 1060-88 Revision Revision Revision Revision  


Career Options

Being able to analyse and evaluate evidence and formulate arguments are skills which are highly prized in a range of different jobs.

In addition to further study at A level and University/ apprenticeships  History can open a pathway into varied careers:

  • Journalism
  • Legal Professions
  • Teaching
  • Business
  • Academia (further study in Economics, Politics etc.)
  • Marketing
  • Government
  • Public Services: e.g. Police
  • Law
  • Medicine