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Our core aims are to engage, encourage and challenge pupils’ understanding of History. We do this by ensuring all pupils, irrespective of their starting points, are given the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the course content, and develop transferable skills that will hold pupils in good stead in whichever career path they embark upon.
The History department is a well-respected and highly qualified department, with over 100 years of teaching experience! History is taught by 7 members of staff, 6 of whom are specialist History teachers. Please click here to find out more about the History team.
Programme of Study
Whilst we are always pupil-centric when it comes to our desire to ensure our students reach their full potential, the choice of content at A-Level and GCSE is determined by a combination of the expertise of the teaching staff, the guidelines set by the DfE and what we believe would hold our students in good stead as they move on to Higher Education. In addition, it is our firm belief that if we ourselves are enthused by the content, our passion for the subject can be translated to students.
The History department is proud of the numerous trips and other activities run by our staff. Last year's highlights included:
Year 13 Berlin Trip, Annual Treasure Hunt (Central London), LSE Lecture - organised exclusively for Claremont students to assist in their coursework, History Trip to Oxford University
Year 12 Parliament Trip, Holocaust Education Trust trip (for two chosen students) to Auschwitz, Trip to Sir John Soane's Museum, Historical lectures at various universities
Year 10 Trip to the WW1 battlefields in Belgium & Northern France
Year 9 Trip to the Imperial War Museum, WW1 speaker, Trip to Gunnersbury Museum (Suffragette workshop)
Year 8 Trip to the Museum of London
Year 7 Trip to The Tower of London
In the past 3 years, our students have gone onto read History or a History-related discipline at some of the most prestigious universities in the country. Please click here to see the last two year's of pupil destinations.