Understanding past events and people and their significance gives students a better insight into the world around them.
We believe in the importance of not just learning history, but learning from history. The study of History equips pupils with the ability to critically analyse source material, assess the merits of different arguments, hone their debating skills, and recognise bias and propaganda.
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KS3 Depth Study: Germany in Transition 1871-1945
Wider world depth Studies: Conflict and tension between East and West 1945-1972
Power and the People c1170 to the present day
British depth studies: Norman England c1066-1100
At Key Stage 3, assessments take place at the end of each term. At Key Stage 4, end of Yr10 exams take place in June/July and Yr11 mock exams take place in November.
KS4 Exam Board Specification: AQA GCSE History (8145)
The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.