Head of Department: Mr M Ellis

Teaching Staff:
Mrs A Godwin
Mr G Penman
Mr N Smith

Mr G McBride


In History we aim to excite students about the past. To understand the present, you always have to look back to the past. In History students study a wide range of issues. In Year 7, students go on a chronological journey through British and world history from the Norman Conquest to the present day, followed up in Year 8 with some challenging historical enquiries into significant events and developments in world history. The value of history is immense, not only an accumulation of knowledge and understanding but the development of skills including argument, analysis and explanation.


To learn more about careers relating to this specific subject, please look here- https://www.careerpilot.org.uk/job-sectors/subjects

In addition to the careers work delivered in class, the school offers a wide range of careers related events and activities throughout the year including-

  • Themed assemblies including visits from colleges, universities, apprenticeships, employers and previous students to explore career pathways.

  • Collapsed curriculum days – college and university taster days to help our students plan their studies beyond school.

  • Collapsed curriculum days – The maths team support students with a day of money management classes and the English team support with CV writing and interview skills.

  • Mock interviews for years 7, 9 & 10 to build confidence and employability skills.

  • Guest speakers and tutor time drop-ins to meet employers, education providers, previous students and representatives from other organisations in an informal setting.

  • Work experience week to help our year 10 students build their confidence, their employability skills and their work awareness.

  • Job of the week information delivered in tutor time to encourage students to explore different career pathways and the skills and qualifications required.

  • College, 6th form and university open evenings to help students and their families explore options beyond school.

  • And plenty more!

The careers office is open Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm for students to visit and talk through their ideas. Specific 121s can be booked with parents too if requested, but students are welcome to drop in any time.

The careers office is based in the centre of school within the Student Reception area. You can contact Mrs Leatherby on 01278 784881 or Email sleatherby@tkasa.org.uk

To see the Year 7 Learning Cycle 1 Homework booklet please click here.

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