Mr Smith, Miss Derrick, Miss Mcilfatrick

Grade 6 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.

"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

It couldn't be simpler to apply

You can e-mail us, call us or download an application form and we will then take care of everything else.

This is YOUR future so you need to be certain that you are making the right decision about where to spend the next two years of your life.

DGSB Sixth Form - where everyone is treated as an individual