"Certainly, I would not be a Harvard student today if it were not for my experience at Bolton School."

Paddy Pender - Harvard Student

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History

KS3 History is taught in Years 7, 8 and 9. Girls may then opt to study History at GCSE where we follow the AQA Modern World Syllabus B. At Advanced Level, the Department offers courses in Stuart and Modern American History. Here, too, the subject is extremely popular; currently, approximately 100 girls study History in the Sixth Form and many students choose to pursue History to degree level. There are also a significant number who gain entrance to Oxford and Cambridge each year.

The work of the Department is supplemented by a substantial range of complementary and extra-curricular activities. A History Club meets weekly for Years 7 and 8. Strong links are maintained with the Living History team in York who assist the Department in organising workshops and presentations for different year groups. Visits to historical venues and conferences are regularly arranged as are Sixth Form excursions in this country and abroad, particularly to the USA.

Year 7 Historians bringing the Tudors to life

Year 7 Historians bringing the Tudors to life

A Sixth Form visit to New York

A Sixth Form visit to New York