History (Key Stage 3 & 4)
In History, students are challenged to be creative thinkers and reflective learners through a variety of engaging learning activities. Styles of teaching range from the formal delivery of lessons through to independent enquiry and group work. The study and evaluation of a range of sources such as documents, artefacts, pictures, photographs, films, music, oral accounts and guest speakers are central to our approach. Appropriate subject-enhancing I.C.T. is used regularly to ensure that students are able to access a wide variety of web-based sources as historians do.
Likewise, visits to historic sites are seen as an integral part of the course and are organised whenever possible in both Key Stage 3 and 4, so that students are able to study History like the experts do.
We aim to give students an in-depth understanding of and grounding within the past. This will equip students with the knowledge, opportunities and skills to interpret and contribute to the modern world.
Key Stage 3
|Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
The Slave Trade
Life in 19th Century Britain
World War One
Battles of World War Two
The British Home Front
Civil Rights Act
Britain after 1945
Key Stage 4
We follow the Edexcel GCSE History Specification, which includes:
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|Crime and Punishment from c1000 – present|
Depth study in Whitechapel 1888
The Cold War
|Weimar and Nazi Germany|
*Excellent literacy is a fundamental skill needed to achieve in History and therefore there is a strong element of literacy underpinning teaching and learning within the subject discipline.