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Get an inside look at life beyond the gate at Audenshaw School
"Enjoy this short snapshot of a year at Audenshaw School. We are very proud of our students and the progress they make on their journey with us!"
Mrs J Saw
The Best Days of our Lives
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Headteacher's Welcome Message
I would like to welcome you to Audenshaw School's Website. I hope that you enjoy visiting it and by doing so will gain a clearer idea of all that goes on within the school whether this is academic achievements, our wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer or our relationships with the wider local and global communities. I strongly believe that it is vital to celebrate the successes of our school and have designed the website to highlight these key areas. The school has always and will always place huge emphasis on academic achievement. We have a long and proud tradition of academic success and are proud of our standing within the community and also what our students go on to achieve after they leave the school. I hope that our traditional yet forward thinking ethos has been reflected in the stories and images on the pages of our website.
Jeanette Saw, Headteacher
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Latest News

Feb 8 2019 by Chris Rose

PE Dept:The Audenshaw School PE Department were recognised for their incredible 2018/19 Season

Rugby League

PE Dept

Feb 8 2019 by Ady Sutherland

Rugby:>The Audenshaw U14 Rugby Team completed what has been an incredible season at the Kirkham Grammar School 7s Competition!

Rugby League

Rugby,U14's, Kirkham Grammar

Feb 8 2019 by Ady Sutherland

Rugby:The year 11 rugby team ended the season on an emphatic high winning the Lancashire Vase final against a strong St. Edward's side

Rugby League

Rugby,Lancashire Year 11

Jan 31 2019 by Chris Rose

Rugby:The U15 Rugby Team were crowned Lancashire Vase Champions with a 17-14 victory over Standish High School from Wigan

Rugby League

Rugby,U15's, Lancashire Vase

Jan 29, 2019 by Chris Rose

Rugby:Audenshaw Rugby product, Patrick Anglin made his senior debut for Warrington Wolves on Saturday against Rochdale Hornets RLFC

Rugby League

Rugby,Patrick Anglin

Jan 23, 2019 by Chris Rose

Athletics The 12th annual Audenshaw School Primary Cluster Indoor Athletics Competition took place on Thursday January 10th

Sharks Swimming


Nov 12, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby The U14 Team are through to the semi finals of the Lancashire Schools Cup following a courageous win!

Sharks Swimming

RUGBY, U14's, Merchant Taylor

Nov 6, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby Five members of the Audenshaw U14 and U15 Rugby teams have been selected for professional club, Sale Sharks.

Sharks Swimming

RUGBY, Sale sharks U14/U15's

Nov 5, 2018 by Chris Rose

Football Aldwyn Primary School were crowned Champions at the 12th annual Audenshaw Primary Cluster Football Competition

Sharks Swimming


Oct 4, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: The U14 Rugby Team have enjoyed an exceptional week in which they took on and defeated two of the best school teams in the north!

Sharks Swimming

Rugby, U14's

Sept 17, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: The U14 Rugby Team made it two wins from their opening three on Saturday with a hard fought victory over Rishworth School

Sharks Swimming

Rugby, U14's

Sept 10, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: The U14 Rugby Team began their account for 2018/19 with a 54-7 victory over Lancashire neighbours, Bolton School1

Sharks Swimming

Rugby, U14's

Jun 27, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby: Former Audenshaw student, Richard Ward has become the latest of our rugby products to achieve international honours

Sharks Swimming

Rugby, Richard Ward

June 15, 2018 by Chris Rose

Cricket: The Audenshaw U15's secure their place in the Quarter Finals of the Lancashire Schools Cup


Cricket, U15's, Lancashire cup

Jun 14, 2018 by Kathryn Taylor

Chemistry: Audenshaw Chemistry team take 1st prize in Salter Competition at Manchester University

Sharks Swimming

Chemistry, Salter Prize

Jun 6, 2018 by Chris Rose

Swimming: Sharks' Bennett & Campbell Make Both English & British National Championship Finals

Sharks Swimming

Audenshaw Sharks; Swimming

May 16, 2018 by Chris Rose

Cricket: The Audenshaw U15's secure their place in the third round of the Lancashire Schools Cup


Cricket, U15's, Lancashire cup

May 6, 2018 by Chris Rose

Swimming:The Audenshaw Sharks were well represented at the North West Regional Championships

Sharks, Swimming

May 2, 2018 by Chris Rose

Cricket:The U15 Cricket team enjoyed a superb victory in the Lancashire Schools Cup on Monday

Cricket, U15's, Lancashire Cup

Apr 24, 2018 by Chris Rose

Rugby Tour:Audenshaw School Rugby embarked upon their fifth international tour​ over Easter

Rugby, Spain

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KS4 & 5 History


Exam board:              AQA (course code 8145)  

Grades available:      1-9

The Importance of History

History is far more than the study of the past for its own sake; it has an essential contribution to make for jobs and preparing the citizens of tomorrow. By studying History you will develop the following skills:

  • Dealing with people. History studies real people, well known and unknown, good and bad, who faced real situations some of which were like those that we face today and some of which were very different. In History you study their words and actions and try to work out their motives and beliefs.
  • Conducting investigations. When we study History we investigate the lives of people in the past by using evidence that survives but we can never know everything about the past. If we are to get anywhere near the truth we have to analyse and evaluate this evidence, deal with the contradictions and ask awkward questions.
  • This means putting together a clear explanation in an organised way using the evidence to support the points made.

The study of History encourages people to be independent thinkers, open-minded, disciplined and good at problem solving. History also prepares young people to understand how democracy works and how it evolved as well as how their world developed and how it is continuing to change.

The course is taught in a broad way, which provides an essential political, social and economic education for students. You will have classroom debates, discussions and make regular comparisons with current affairs. It is essential that you are interested in the past and the way it shapes the present and future. Exam success in History places a high emphasis on reading and writing skills as well as a willingness to revise thoroughly (with guidance).

Details of the Course

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course, there isn’t a coursework or controlled assessment unit available. GCSE History students must take assessments in both of the following papers in the same series:

Paper 1: Understanding the modern world

Paper 2: Shaping the nation

Subject content

The GCSE History content comprises the following elements:

• one period study - America, 1920–1973: Opportunity and inequality

• one thematic study - Conflict and tension, 1894–1918 (based on World War One)

• one wider world depth study - Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day

• one British depth study including the historic environment - Elizabethan England, c1568–1603

Careers open to Historians are numerous, e.g. those relating specifically to History such as teaching, research, politics and tourism. Many professions recognise and place high value on the transferable skills of historians, such as law, journalism, accountancy, advertising and marketing, as well as any number of apprenticeships and graduate training schemes in finance and industry, particularly those related to management.

A Level History

Component 1 – British History

AS Level:

Part One: The Tudors 1485-1603

This unit encompasses the following themes:

Henry VII and the consolidation of the Tudor dynasty, 1485-1509

Henry VIII, 1509-1547

A2 Level:

Part Two: The Tudors 1485-1603

This unit encompasses the following themes:

Instability and consolidation, 'the mid Tudor crisis', 1547-63

The triumph of Elizabeth, 1563-1603

Component 2 – Democracy and Dictatorship, Germany 1918-45

AS Level:

Part One: The Weimar Republic 1918-33

This unit encompasses the following themes:

The establishment and early years of the Republic up to 1924

The Golden Age of the Weimar Republic, 1924-28

The collapse of democracy, 1928-33

A2 Level:

Part Two: Nazi Germany 1933-1945

This unit encompasses the following themes:

The Nazi Dictatorship, 1933-39

The Racial State

The Impact of War, 1939-45


Key Stage 4 - How parents/carers can support their child

At GCSE level, students study the AQA Modern World Syllabus B. This is a wide ranging course that gives student an excellent depth of knowledge and skills in preparation for A-level.  Exam papers and their mark schemes are available on AQA’s website:

It is also important that students take advantage of the school library which has a range of non fiction and fiction books based around History topics.  Likewise, students are encouraged to watch any History documentaries that relate to the course. 

Students are also provided with a Revision Guide and corresponding Work Pack to help them with their revision.  It is important that the students are regularly reading through the Revision Guide in order to consolidate their learning in class.  

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GCE RESULTS DAY will be taking place on
Thursday 15th August 09:00am – 12:00pm

GCSE RESULTS DAY will be taking place on
Thursday 22nd August 10:00am – 12:00pm

Collection of results will be taking place in the Dining Hall,
please make your way there via the main Dining Hall doors.
If students are unable to collect your results in person,
please contact the Exams Office to make alternative
arrangements via our exams email address: