History

DEPARTMENT: HISTORY

1) DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Our History team gives students an enjoyable adventure into the past, building a sense of how Britain, Europe and the wider world has evolved over the past 2,000 years. The success of the team has been recognised as Outstanding in an Ofsted History inspection for the quality of its curriculum, the quality of its teaching, and its inclusion and challenge for students of all abilities.

2) PROGRAMMES OF STUDY – please click on the image below:-

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3) ENRICHMENT

The History department offers a wealth of enrichment opportunities for pupils from Year 7 to Year 13.  Current visits and opportunities include:

Year 7

Pembrokeshire Trip; 4 day excursion to explore sites in West Wales relating to the Iron Age, Medieval and Roman Britain

Year 9

Battlefields Trip; 4 day excursion to France and Belgium to study sites relating to the First World War.  Places on this trip are awarded to pupils who produce outstanding final projects on WW1 in the Autumn Term.

GCSE

Jack the Ripper museum- to study documents relating to their case study on the Whitechapel area

National Archives- multiple visits to Kew Archives to study and see first hand documents relating to the Cold War, suffragettes, crime and punishment and Jack the Ripper

Suffragette visitor- an actress working for the National Archives helps bring to life one of the heroic campaigners from the Suffrage movement

A Level

Imperial College conference- hear from keynote speakers including Richard Evans on the events of the Weimar Republic

Hampton Court- to explore the reign of Henry VIII and Edward VI

Munich- 4 day excursion to visit sites relating to the Nazi regime

4) HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILD

Watch films that help them build up a picture of the past.

Encourage reading of historical fiction to deepen understanding.

Visit London museums and exhibitions.

Make sure they respond to their teacher’s feedback in their exercise book.