History is a popular and vibrant subject at Swans, with a record of high achievement. In the past seven years, the department has achieved 100% A*-C grades at IGCSE, while achieving a number of Grade 7s at IB level.
Aside from the academic side, there are some regular trips that are looked upon fondly by students in Key Stage 3, including our annual trip to the Alcazaba and Cathedral in Malaga, as well as our Year 8 trip to the Roman city of Baelo Claudia. We are constantly looking to expand upon this, by offering international trips and looking at diverse ways of delivering the curriculum through the use of technology.
The history course goes chronologically through the ages, beginning with the Medieval Period in Year 7, ending with the 20th Century at IGCSE and IB, Many of our students have gone on to study historical subjects at university, including History itself, Archaeology, International Relations and Law.