It is the aim of the History department at Hulme Hall Grammar School to stimulate interest and enthusiasm for History. We aim to help all pupils of all abilities to develop both general and specific historical skills.

In History, we endeavour to offer opportunities for pupils to:

Key Stage 3

Throughout Years 7, 8 and 9 pupils are given the opportunity to explore a variety of topics in History. They can gain a wealth of knowledge as well as practising their historical skills, which they can use in their GCSE and further study.

Year 7


Year 8


Year 9


In History, pupils are assessed once every half-term. They are given a variety of homework tasks once a week that consolidate the knowledge and skills they learn in the classroom.

KS3 Assessment Grid

Key Stage 4

Pupils will study topics selected that have shaped the world we live in today. The course is designed to extend pupils’ knowledge by studying new areas of content studied previously.

GCSE History

Edexcel History (2016)

Pupils will have three exam papers to complete.

Paper 1: Written examination 1 hour and 15 minutes
Paper 2: Written examination 1 hour and 45 minutes
Paper 3: Written examination 1 hour and 20 minutes

Pupils will answer questions that assess their knowledge and understanding as well as assess their understanding of sources and interpretations.

Further Study

History is viewed favourably by colleges, universities and employers alike due to the rigour of the academic content and the analytical skills that are developed in the process.

Furthermore, a good qualification in History suggests that a person is self-disciplined, independent, organised and able to communicate well.

History also supports the study of subjects like English, Politics and Economics.

Department Staff

Mrs M Burge

Teacher of History