"History is for human self-knowledge." By unearthing the actions of people in the past, Kingswood students learn that 'History is for human self-knowledge...the value of history, then, is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.' (R.G. Collingwood (1889-1943), philosopher and historian)
History at Kingswood is taught as a discrete discipline throughout the School by experienced specialists who are passionate about their subject. Students cover a range of periods in their first three years at Kingswood, from the Norman Conquest in Year 7 to the Second World War in Year 9. Around 70% opt to continue with History at GCSE, with a twentieth century focus on issues such as early twentieth century Germany, the campaign for female suffrage in Britain, and the Cold War. History is also a popular option at A Level, with students benefiting from the variety of topics in the course, such as the First Crusade, the Wars of the Roses and Russia, 1855-1964. Results are excellent at all levels.
Our students' stimulating and enjoyable classroom experience is enriched by regular field visits. Annual day trips to Chepstow Castle and the SS Great Britain in Years 7 and 8 complement topics such as Medieval Monarchy and the Industrial Revolution, and regular residential trips to the First World War Battlefields (Year 9) and Berlin (GCSE) are very popular
You can view details of our A Level course in the Sixth Form Academic Programme 2018-2020.
You can view details of our GCSE course in the Kingswood GCSE courses 2016-2017 curriculum booklet.