We develop our pupils to have enquiring minds – learning the lessons from history to build a better future
At Key Stage 3, History is taught for 2 x 50 minute lessons per week. Pupils study key topics from the past, ranging from life in Britain during the Middle Ages to the impact that the Blitz had upon the British home-front during World War Two.
At Key Stage 4, History is a very popular option choice. The specification taught is OCR Schools History Project, and is completed over 3 years. Pupils study an introductory skills unit on the First World War, Medicine through time and Germany under the Nazis, as well as a Controlled Assessment Unit. GCSE History is a well-respected qualification and equips pupils with many of the important skills needed for post-16.
Detailed schemes of work exist for all study units, which seek to emphasise the development of key skills and a varied approach to teaching and learning. Pupils enjoy their lessons, and form strong bonds with their teachers.
In the History department we also believe in the importance of providing extra-curricular enrichment opportunities for our pupils. Above is an image from our most recent trip to Belgium, exploring the battlefields of World War One, which was a very poignant experience for our pupils.