Secondary History

The benefits of studying Secondary History

Our Secondary History homeschooling course will help students develop a chronological overview and to make connections within and across different periods and societies.

History fires children’s curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. It helps them develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past.

Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools.

We offer a wide range of Lower Secondary courses.

Key topics covered

The course covers topics that fall within the following headings:

  • Medieval Britain 1066-1509
  • Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745
  • Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901
  • Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day

The syllabus and hours of study

  • Our Secondary History homeschooling course assumes no prior knowledge and starts from the basics.
  • The course follows the English National Curriculum for Key Stage 3 History.
  • Allow for up to 3 hours per week of study time for your child to complete each year of Secondary History plus additional time for completing assignments.
  • We find that most children can complete the course in 9 months.
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Course samples

Course Fees

The fee for Secondary History is £495 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £470. Read more about our fees and discounts, see what our fees include or use our fee calculator to find out the total cost of the courses you select. If you’re not delighted with your course, let us know within 45 days and we’ll refund your course fee (less the cost of the books).

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Rebecca Welsford

Subjects: History

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Subjects: History

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Subjects: History, Politics

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Stacy Waring

Subjects: History

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Subjects: History

Michelle Feeney

Subjects: History, Politics

Yvonne Mason

Lucy is really enjoying the Year 9 courses, they really suit her and she’s learning how to use the material and tutor feedback to best advantage. It’s great timing that she’s having this year to get used to this new way of working before starting the IGCSE courses (never mind the fortuitous timing regarding the global pandemic!). So much better than “ordinary school“, much bigger focus on learning and less on testing. I hated all the testing to give the school data for Ofsted and league tables, not in the children’s best interests at all! All she ever got was a score, no chance to learn from her mistakes which is all part of the assignment process at Wolsey Hall. We’ll definitely be signing up for IGCSE’s with Wolsey Hall.
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Catherine Merryweather -Secondary Homeschooling Parent

UK

This course has made me enjoy History in a way that I would never have thought possible, since I am usually more interested in subjects like Maths and Physics. But the exercises chosen for the assignments really allowed me to think about various issues (like the nuclear bombs dropped in Japan), and encouraged me to analyse them, and form a confident opinion about them. My Tutor’s feedback has been amazing, and I can really see an improvement from my first assignment, and my latest ones. But most importantly, I enjoyed every single thing I learned and wrote about. I did not come close to having such an experience with History while I was in school.

Cezara Cornea – Secondary Student

Romania

I compared several homeschooling providers and decided on Wolsey Hall Oxford because I felt confident about the help and care my daughter Aeshya would receive. The support we receive is excellent, and the Tutors are very patient. I would recommend Wolsey Hall to parents who care, not only about grades, but about the study experience as a whole. Students receive the respect they deserve and they get the encouragement to move forward despite sometimes having difficulties.
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Dr Rose Haque, Secondary Homeschooling Parent

Malaysia

I appreciate the fact that the needs of my childrens’ learning experience are a priority at Wolsey Hall. The course materials are well designed; staff are committed to homeschooling and my children can study at a pace which suits them.
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Veronica Williams – Secondary Homeschooling Parent

Malaysia