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30 Shiphay Lane, Torquay TQ2 7DY
E:   T: 01803 653756
Sixth Form Absence Line: 01803 653 761


“I find it really interesting learning about events and periods of time that have shaped societies today.  The passion that the teachers have for their subject has furthered my enjoyment of history”  TGGS Student


At A level we follow the AQA specification, with units on The Tudors; England 1485-1603, Revolution and Dictatorship; Russia 1917 - 53; and a coursework unit on Civil Rights in the USA c1900-2000. A Level classes have two teachers, one for each side of the course.

Lessons are in the form of lectures, seminars, active-learning, student presentations and various audio-visual resources. All of the lesson resources can also be found on the school VLE as well as extra materials, which students can easily access from home. We encourage students to read widely around the subject and they can follow the History Twitter account to direct them to appropriate and current reading material.

Students are offered lunchtime support and one-to-one help when required, as well as revision sessions in advance of the examinations. We run an intensive revision activity during the Sixth Form Immersion Day to give further examination guidance. We also run a History Film Club to enhance students’ wider understanding of the topics studied. Each year we visit London on a joint History /Politics trip and also send a minimum of two students to Auscwitz with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

Current Teaching Staff:   
Ms R North – Head of Department
Mrs E Browne
Miss G Tennant
Examination board and syllabus:    

You can find out much more about History in the Sixth Form HERE.


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