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Year 7 Homework - Castle Challenge

26/06/17

Our year 7 students  undertook their history homework challenge with enthusiasm this term. The challenge required students to design and create their own medieval castle. The standard of the castles we received was exceptional and most students went above and beyond the requirements of the task. We had a range of styles, layouts and materials and our department is now beautifully decorated with their hard work.  Well done year 7. 

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Auschwitz Trip

26/06/17

Lessons from Auschwitz is a programme established by the Holocaust Educational Trust, where it gives the opportunity to two students from each school participating to be a part of the programme. The programme consists of two seminars and the trip to Poland. The first seminar is where you meet your Educator and your group; it is where discussions are had and opinions and views voiced on the Holocaust.

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History

"History is philosophy teaching by examples." - Thucydides

Student View

"I like History and it is important to remember the past as it affects the present" - Dan, year 7​

"History is lots of fun." - Emily, year 8

"I enjoy learning about the past." - Isabel, year 7

"The past makes us who we are." - Callum, year 8

Overview

Welcome to the history department!  Our motto is “where the past shapes your future” this is because we truly believe that history is one of the most important subjects that a young person can study. We teach an all-encompassing programme from the Romans all the way through to the end of World War Two at key stage 3. At GCSE, students learn about the history of medicine as well as the rise of the Nazi party in Germany.

We occupy a discrete teaching area within the school with modern well-resourced classrooms each equipped with a laptop computer and projector. The department also enjoys access to a shared ICT suite.

This enables staff to make teaching and learning fun and up-to-date.

Our subject area lends itself to active learning and we utilise a wide variety of teaching and learning strategies which include educational visits, decision-making activities, enquiry based projects and ICT.

Contact – [email protected]

Examination

GCSE AQA History A: Schools History Project

A level: AQA History

Extra-curricular/OSL opportunities

Key stage 4 Friday after school and Monday /Tuesday lunchtimes

Key stage 3 Wednesday afterschool ‘History Club’