Welcome to the History department page.Here we aim to highlight Historical key events to learn from the past and to prepare for the future. Pupils are expected to develop certain skills to inform their thinking and to evaluate key situations. Lessons are designed to meet pupils need by including different teaching styles and through fun activities to keep pupil motivated.
The curriculum has been developed as such, to meet the needs of the National Curriculum. Students receive 1 lesson of History per week. Your child will begin by undertaking and using the Historical key skills to study the past. Main units for year 7 and 8 year will focus on British history 1066-1800and the history of the wider world.
Students will follow the National Curriculum via completing units and will be assessed through appropriate formative and summative assessments throughout each unit. Pupils will be assessed according to their performance on each unit(Beginning, Developing, Stable, Secure or Mastered)
Year 7 focuses on ensuring students are confident in exploring Historical key skills and to begin using them to study key events
Year 8 students will develop their historical key skills to explore key events in depth focusing on British History and will also explore key themes such as Empires and Slavery
History is chosen as an option in Year 8, to pursue as a GCSE in Year 9, 10 and Year 11. Pupils are taught 2 lessons a week. The aims and objectives of Edexcel GCSE History (9–1) are to enable students to:
- Develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience
- Engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers
- Develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in their historical context
- Develop an awareness of why people, events and developments have been accorded historical significance and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them
- Organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in different ways and reach substantiated conclusions.
How Parents can Support
Parents are encouraged to work and support their children at home. They should engage in discussions with their children on the projects that they are working on as well as any homework they are asked to complete. Parents can use a variety of online resources to support their child, some are highlighted below: