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Remote Learning Update 2021:


The show must go on! We are proud to present our Winter Show 2020 via


Today we’ve launched our Wellbeing First Aid service. More opportunities for students to express themselves can only be a good thing.


For any queries relating to admissions, please get in contact via for the right support.


Our Virtual Sixth Form open evening is now live on our website.


Our Sixth Form Virtual Open Evening will go live from 6pm!


We are pleased to announce that our Sixth Form’s virtual open evening and application process will be live from the 19th November


Interested in our Students’ Experience and Enrichment? Why not visit our Virtual Open Evening?


Interested in our Y6-Y7 transition? Visit our Virtual Open Evening to find out more


Interested in our curriculum? Visit our Virtual Open Evening for more information.


On this please remember that you matter, that you are not alone and that . Share your worries, we are stronger together.


Our Virtual Open Evening is now live! Join us via our website or this direct link.


Today is the day! Join us on our website (link in bio) from 4pm for our Virtual Open Evening. We can’t wait to share our Academy with you.


Looking forward to our Year 11 Futures Event today. Fantastic opportunity to discuss our 6th Form, A Levels, BTEC courses and apprenticeship routes with our students. Exciting to help them map out their pathways.


It’s tomorrow! We are really excited about our Virtual Open Evening. Join us from 4pm on Friday 9th October via our website for more information.


3 days to go until the launch of our Virtual Open Evening!


We’re incredibly proud of all our Year 13 students, congratulations to those who secured places at some fantastic universities today.


It’s our last day of what has been one of the most turbulent academic years in history. A huge thank you to our students, parents & staff for their relentless hard work and support. Have a well deserved break & we cannot wait to see you in September!


Our second Year 6 transition bulletin has been sent out. This week, hear from our Head of Academy; Mr Glees. Also read the top tips from Jack in Year 7. All Y6 Bulletins will also be available on our website.

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History - Wider Sixth Form Reading

History Wider Reading list

Unit 1:  Britain 1625-1701

Angela Anderson, An Introduction to Stuart Britain, 1603–1714 (Hodder Education, 1999)

Barry Coward, Stuart England 1603–1714 (Longman Advanced History, Longman, 1997)

Barry Coward, The Stuart Age (Routledge, fourth edition, 2011)

Barry Coward and Christopher Durston, The English Revolution: A Source Book (Hodder Education, 1997)

Dale Scarboro, England 1625–1660: Charles I, the Civil war and Cromwell (Hodder Murray, 2005)

Graham Seel, Regicide and Republic: England 1603–1660 (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

David L Smith, A History of the Modern British Isles 1603–1707 (Blackwell, 1998)

John Miller, The Stuarts (Hambledon Continuum, 2004)

Jenny Wormald (editor), The Seventeenth Century (Short Oxford History of the British Isles, Oxford University Press, 2008)


Unit 2:  Russia in Revolution 1894 - 1924

Orlando Figes, A People’s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution 1891–1924 (Pimlico, 1997)

Sheila Fitzpatrick, The Russian Revolution (Opus, 1994)

Gregory Freeze, Russia, A History (Oxford University Press, 2009)

Robert Gellately, Lenin, Stalin and Hitler: the Age of Social Catastrophe (Vintage, 2007)

Abbott Gleason (editor),  A Companion to Russian History (Wiley Blackwell, 2014)

Peter Kenez, A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End (Cambridge University Press, second edition, 2006)

Richard Pipes, The Russian Revolution (Vintage, 1990)

Richard Pipes, Three Whys of the Russian Revolution (Vintage 1997)

Chris Read, The Making and Breaking of the Soviet System (History in Perspective series, Palgrave Macmillan, 2001) 

Aaron B Retish, Russia’s Peasants in Revolution and Civil War: Citizenship, Identity and the Creation of the Soviet State 1914–22 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Robert Service, The Russian Revolution 1900–1927 (Studies in European History series, Palgrave, fourth edition, 2012)

Robert Service, A History of Modern Russia: From Tsardom to the Twenty-First Century, Robert Service (Penguin, third edition, 2009)

Robert Service, Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Bolshevik Revolution (Public Affairs, 2012)

S A Smith, The Russian Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2002)

Orlando Figes, The Russian Revolution: A Pelican Introduction (Pelican, 2014)

Robert Service, Lenin: A Biography (Macmillan, 2000)


Unit 3: Option 33: The witch craze in Britain, Europe and North America, c1580–c1750

J Henry, The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

J Israel, Radical Enlightenment: Philosophy and the making of Modernity 1650–1750 (Oxford University Press, 2001)

G Parker, Global Crisis (Yale University Press, 2012)

Chapter 22 ‘The Great Divergence’ gives grand world contextual overview.

Lawrence Principe, The Scientific revolution: a Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2011)

D Oldridge, The Devil in Tudor and Stuart England, (The History Press, 2000)

Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic (Penguin, new edition, 2003)

Brian P Levack, The Witchhunt in Early Modern Europe (Pearson, 2006)

Brian Pavlac, Witch Hunts in the Western World (University of Nebraska Press, 2009)

Robert Thurston, The Witch Hunts (Pearson, 2007)

H R Trevor-Roper, The European Witch-Craze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Penguin, 1967)

Christina Larner, Enemies of God: The Witch Hunt in Scotland (John Hopkins Press, 1981)

P G Maxwell-Stuart, An Abundance of Witches: The Great Scottish Witch Hunt (Tempus, 2005)

Christine Goodier, 1612, The Lancashire Witch Trial (Palatine Books, 2011)

Robert Poole, The Lancashire Witches (Manchester University Press, 2002)

Thomas Potts, The Discovery of Witches 1613 (Reprint available through Amazon etc)

L Roper, Witch Craze: Terror and Fantasy in Baroque Germany (Yale University Press, 2004)

Malcolm Gaskill, Witchfinders (Murray, 2005)

M B Norton, In the Devil's Snare: The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692 (Knopf, 2002)