The History Department at Charterhouse has been at the forefront of developments in the teaching of History at secondary level for several years. The department has introduced new syllabuses at GCSE and sixth-form level, and now boasts one of the most excitingly diverse curricula in the country. We aim to inspire an interest in, and love of, the past, so that pupils will continue to read and enjoy history throughout their adult lives.
The department was one of the first in the country to adopt the International GCSE syllabus in Years 10 and 11. This enables us to forensically examine the history of international relations in the 20th Century to provide a stronger foundation for Sixth Form study.
We have also been at the forefront of the development of the new Pre-U examination, which we believe is one of the most exciting developments in sixth form teaching in the last few years. As such, we are able to offer courses in topics as diverse as The Crusades, Civil Rights in the United States, and China under Mao Zedong.
Overall, our courses provide pupils with a thorough understanding of the political, social, cultural and religious issues of the past, both through investigative learning and from the perspectives of contemporaries and historians.
A large number of pupils go on to study the subject at university in order to develop a career in Law, Finance, the Arts, Teaching and beyond.
Full details of the curriculum are available in the Under School (Years 9-11) Curriculum and Sixth Form Curriculum sections.