History and Politics

Mrs Katherine Bell (Head of Department) - maternity leave 2020 - 2021 BA (Bristol) PGCE (Soton) History,Politics
Mrs Lesley Gildea (Acting Head of Department 2020 - 2021) BA PGCE (York) MSc (Edinburgh) History
Miss Hannah Collier BA PGCE (York) History, Classics
Mrs Zoe Ireland BA (Manchester Met) PGCE (Reading) History, Politics
Mrs Alexandra Neil BA (Soton) MA (Oxford Brookes) PGCE (Canterbury Christ Church)  History, Politics
Miss Katriona Pengelley - maternity leave 2021 BA (Nottingham) PGCE MA (Institute of Education) History, Classics
Mr John Schofield BA PGCE (Exeter) History
Mrs Ceri Symonds-Keates BA (Brighton) PGCE (Chichester)  History, Politics


History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.

David McCullough, American Historian

History and Politics at Farnborough Hill

History is the study of people who schemed and plotted, fell in and out of love, got angry and jealous, won and lost, lived and died – just like us.   What could be more fascinating?!  Focusing on key events and personalities from the last thousand years, pupils gain an insight into the forces which have shaped Britain and the Modern World.