The History Department at St. Benedict’s School aims to make History lessons engaging and challenging but, above all, that are memorable and enjoyable. We hope to use our lessons to encourage our students to look at the world with an informed and enquiring mind. We aim to fire students’ curiosity about the past and to equip our young people with the skills to reach their potential throughout their lives.

Success in History can lead to futures in many different areas including Law, Business, Journalism and Education. Many students who go on to study STEM subjects also opt for History as we provide the opportunity to develop their analytical and evaluative skills within a different field. In addition to the subject, we offer our students the chance to apply for trips that will see them visit a range of historical sites, from WW1 trenches to places like Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Department Head – Miss S Coan

If you would like to contact your child’s History teacher with queries or concerns, please contact us using history@st-benedicts.cumbria.sch.uk

Helping you to study and revise independently

Below is a selection of different revision materials for you to use as part of your independent revision:

Generic Revision Resources
Command Word Documents

Remember to ask your History teacher about the Seneca Learning revision tool as they will be able to give you the class code so that you can access the correct materials for your course.

We have also opened a student account with the Historical Association which will allow you to access a variety of resources to help with your studies. Please ask your History teacher for the details.