You are here: Secondary > Subjects > History


Key Stage 3

Young Bisakian Historians follow a programme of study that takes them through several prominent civilizations of world as we know it. After all, Livy once said "The study of history is the best medicine for a sick mind; for in history you have a record of the infinite variety of human experience plainly set out for all to see; and in that record you can find yourself and your country both examples and warnings; fine things to take as models, base things rotten through and through, to avoid."


Utilising the latest educational approach to education, learning takes place in a co-operative, friendly environment where students are challenged to think for themselves and become independent learners. A variety of teaching methods are employed aimed at accommodating different learning styles and which often involve ‘active learning’. Lessons incorporate interactive, learning with active History online websites.

However it is the skills that our students develop and refine that we value the most. Together with nurturing a life-long interest in history, we want our students to develop a variety of important skills including the ability to evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and substantiate any arguments and judgements they make. We also aim to make ‘learning to learn’ a priority so that our students are equipped with the knowledge and skills that are prized in adult life, enhancing employability and their ability to take part in the society in which they live.

Course Outline at Key Stage 3

From Year 7 to Year 9 we study a combination of overview, thematic and depth studies that take us through the Roman, Medieval, Early modern, industrial and twentieth century periods. For the full programme of study please refer to the detailed list.

Course Outline at IGCSE

The course follows the Edexcel International GCSE (4HI0) syllabi on modern world history where we place a strong emphasis on making links to events and developments in the contemporary world in which we live today. There are five  key areas that we study: Development of dictatorship: Germany, 1918-45, Russia in Revolution 1914-24, Russia: Dictatorship and conflict 1924-53,  A world divided: International relations between the wars 1919-39, Changing role of international organisations: the League and UN 1919-2000.

Further details can be obtained from the Edexcel website.

A Level

Again the course follows  Edexcel 8HI01, where the  History provides a broad, coherent satisfying and worthwhile course of study for all students whether they progress further in education or not. To understand the present one simply must know about peoples past.

The Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced GCE specification requires students to study:

  • The history of more than one country or state or the history of more than one period
  • Aspects of the past in breadth (through period(s) or theme(s)) and in depth
  • Significant individuals, societies, events, developments and issues within a broad historical context
  • Developments affecting different groups within the societies studied
  • A range of appropriate historical perspectives, for example: aesthetic; cultural; economic; ethnic; political; religious; scientific; social or technological.

The extensive and exhaustive list of areas to be covered can be found on the EDEXCEL website but essentially covers all the 7 continents of the world as we know it, therefore can be selected at a later date. This will be dependent on the availability of resources too.

Unit 1: Historical Themes in Breadth, students will study two topics in order to gain a broad overview of a particular theme, and will assess the historical significance of events, ideas, attitudes and beliefs and how these influenced behaviours and action.

Unit 2: British History Depth Studies, students will study a period of British history in order to develop an in-depth understanding of attitudes, beliefs and structures of society.

Unit 3: Depth Studies and Historical Controversies, students will undertake a depth study to explore the nature of challenges and conflict relating to societies and/or political system in the period studied, and to explore an issue of historical debate.

Unit 4: Historical Enquiry, students will carry out an enquiry which will address the aspects of a chosen theme over a period of at least 100 years. They will examine both the short-term significance of an individual, movement or event, as well as the factors affecting change throughout the whole period.



1. For information regarding our upcoming Open Day, please click here...

2. To view the Contact Detail Form, please click here...

3. Professional Music lessons are at available at BISAK. For more information please click here..

4. To view our Newsletters please click here....



To view our prospectus, please click on the link below,

BISAK Prospectus



Tel. +966 13 882 5425

Fax. +966 13 882 5966

e-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. News
  2. Gallery
  3. Prospectus
  4. Calender
  5. Contact