Staff Contact

Mr Jim Speake: jspeake@farmors.gloucs.sch.uk

Course Content

You will study Germany past WW2 to the creation of the German Democratic Republic as well as the Soviet Experiment 1917-91.  Further study includes the British Empire – The American Revolution, The Slave Trade, Australia, Canada, India, the Sudan, Hong Kong and Zanzibar.  You will also undertake a historical enquiry, which is a university style dissertation on any historical controversy you have an interest in.  

Exams: 3 Exams at the end of Y13 which make up 80% of the final grade.

The Historical Enquiry makes up 20% of the final grade.

Exam Board: Edexcel

Results 2022

A*-B: 73% |  A*-E 100%

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry criteria plus:

GCSE grade 4 or above in History if taken.

GCSE Grade 5 or above in English Language

Career Opportunities

History is regarded as a facilitating subject and is welcomed by universities for almost any degree course.

Law degree

Politics degree

PPE degree


International studies

Many politicians have History degrees.

Trips, Industry Links and Work Experience

Trips to Russia and Berlin


The LRC is the most useful space and without it I wouldn't get half as much work done as I do.

Student Exit Survey.


Student profile

Alex Wright

Previous school Farmor's

Studying History, Drama, English Language and Literature and EPQ

Ambition to study Events Management at University