Initially History is taught in blocks of 300 years and British centred. Fourths learn about the period from 1066 to 1366, Upper Fourths from 1366 to 1666 and Lower Fifths from 1666 to 1966. When girls study GCSE History they cover Nazi Germany, World War One, the Middle East and Civil Rights in America. Those moving on to A Level History look at the Tudors, the Cold War and Russian History.

History is a core subject at Lower School Level and is then an option at GCSE and A Level.

Head of Department

Simon Cullen
Simon joined Benenden in September 2015 from Cranbrook School where he taught for nine years and worked as a boarding House Master. He lives on site with his wife, children and dog and is the Deputy Housemaster at Oaks.


Teaching Staff

  • Mr S Cullen, BA (Warwick), PGCE (Roehampton), QTS
  • Mr P Hopkisson, BA (Manchester), PGCE (Canterbury)
  • Mr M Loy, BA (Dunelm), PGCE (Dunelm)
  • Mr N Rendall, BA (London), MEd (Cantab), PGCE (Buckingham)
  • Mrs B Scopes, BA (Kent), PGCE

Photo Gallery

Below are a selection of photos taken during History lessons:

History Articles

Below are a selection of articles relating to History: