"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know." Harry S Truman (1884-1972) President of the United States of America 1945-53

Mr Smith, Miss Derrick, Miss Calver 
Entry Requirements: Grade 5 in GCSE History


The course has three parts:

  • The Tudors 1485-1603 is the breadth study, which is 40% of the course 

  • The Cold War c.1945-1991 is the depth study, which is 40% of the course 

  • The final 20% of the course is made up of the NEA (non-examined assessment), which is a 4,000-word essay on civil rights in the USA 


As a department, we are committed to the study of history through the use of written, visual, oral and physical sources. 

As a student, you will experience history by exploring stories of the past and develop your interest in the subject during lessons while also having opportunities for independent learning. 

A study of the past is one of the most important and interesting areas that any student can undertake. At DGSB we aim to ensure that you understand and appreciate a variety of events, individuals, causes and consequences of the past – and that you enjoy the experience.