‘There is more to History than Hitler’ essay competition

The theme of this year’s Fifth Form History Competition was ‘There is more to History than Hitler’. Girls in the Upper and Lower Fifth were asked to pick an area of history not currently covered at Wycombe Abbey, and try to convince the panel of judges why it should be studied. Many took up the challenge, with entries ranging from a video on the sixties to a scrapbook on the scramble for Africa. After a difficult judging process, four girls were awarded prizes.

Highly Commended

Fenella for her highly convincing piece on the modern Middle East.

Highly Commended

Natasha for her scholarly work on 14th Century England.

Runner Up

Mine who went east with an excellent essay on Edo Japan.


Ava for an outstanding argument in favour of the Cuban Revolution.

We were so impressed by all who entered, and appreciate that so many took the time to do so.  Given how convincing many of the arguments were, the History Department has now decided to include a number of the proposed topics in our KS3 and KS4 courses. We can’t wait to see what the next competition brings!