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History

History at Tapton is a popular and dynamic subject. At Key Stage Three, all of our students carry out a wide range of enquiries over a very broad chronological range, These enquiries include studies of the reasons for the success of the Roman Empire in Year Seven, the shift in political power over a thousand years of History in Year 8 and the causes of the First and Second World Wars in Year 9. The three year course aims to develop students’ understanding of the past but equally to enhance their analytical and research skills across the Key Stage. History continues to be a very popular option at GCSE; over half of our Year 10 students usually chose to continue their studies in History. Here students follow the Schools History Project course, investigating topics as diverse as the People’s Health, 1250-2000, the Norman Conquest, Life in Nazi Germany and The Making of America 1789-1900. A good number of students also study History at A-level, examining three broad topics; Germany, 1919-63, Civil Rights in the USA, 1865-1992 and Medieval England; 1199-1272.