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Welcome to History at St Helen’s! As a department we know that you’ll have fun studying the wide range of topics we have on offer; many which you won’t have covered before. In everything we do, we hope to challenge your perspective, opening your eyes to the different voices which make up our sense of the past.

Miss Deborah Smith, Head of History

Facts and figures


students have gained offers to read History at Oxbridge since 2017

All students studying History in the sixth form are eligible to enter the school’s prestigious Duffield History essay Competition

Trips and events include Tudors event afternoon, and trips to the Black Country Living Museum, WW1 battlefields and Berlin

Fun fact – William the Conqueror’s stomach exploded at his funeral!

Examination results 2022

IGCSE results

    • 9 – 885%
    • 9 – 798%

A level results

    • A*33%
    • A* – A73%
    • A* – B93%

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