We offer units covering from the Middle Ages through to the present day. We study the American West, investigating why the traditional life of the Plains Indians was wiped of within sixty years. Elizabethan England covers reasons why Elizabeth became queen, her relationship with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots and the threats of invasion from foreign powers. Nazi Germany investigates how and why Hitler rose to power, use of propaganda and the consequent persecution of minority groups in Germany.
Crime and Punishment looks at what was considered a crime and how people were punished from the time of the Battle of Hastings to the 20th Century. This includes the use of and abolition of the death penalty and an investigation into the crimes of Jack the Ripper.
Students can participate in an archaeology project uncovering events and artefacts from the past. Recent excavations have included working at the Bamburgh castle site.