Overview of the Subject:

History allows students to make sense of the world in which they live by helping learners to ask questions developing an identifying themes and links between now and the past. Through learning about the lives of those who came before them, students also develop an empathetic understanding of the actions and views of others gaining the ability to think independently making reasoned judgement about the past and its influence on the present.

At Guiseley School, our vision is to make History stimulating, developing an inquiring mind as well as an understanding of the past. We focus on how events and ideas have created change over time and how different historical events can be seen by different people. We proactively develop the core skills of analytical thought and high quality verbal and written communication that are not only central to the study of History, but also essential to life beyond school.

History is one of the most popular options at both GCSE and A Level. As a department we firmly believe that History should be the most engaging and enjoyable subject on the school curriculum, and seek to ensure that students leave us wanting to know more.


Young Historian
“We always study interesting things and the teachers make it really fun”.
Young Historian
“History is really interesting. The trips really make the events come to life”.
Young Historian
“The teachers always make an effort to make history interesting. I never thought History would be my favourite subject”.
Young Historian
“The highlight of my A level was my personal study, which gave me the confidence to research and think for myself”