Head of Department
Ms A Holmes
Welcome to our History Department.
History is a popular subject at Cardinal Pole with a large uptake at both GCSE and A-Level and excellent examination results at both. Lessons are dynamic, fun and active and students are pushed to achieve their potential. At all key stages there is a focus on delivering outstanding lessons resulting to ensure students make excellent progress. Whether it is a murder investigation on the Cathedral floor; a trench bombardment; treading the dangerous path of the Bloody Code to see if you will hang or re-enacting the fateful Charge of the Light Brigade, History will be sure to capture your imagination in addition to giving you a far greater understanding of why the world is the way it is today. For, as Jean Bodin (1530-1596) said, 'The study of History is the beginning of wisdom.'