The vision of our History Department can be categorised into two distinct sections.
Firstly, we want our students to be as passionate and dedicated to History as we are. This happens through our broad and balanced curriculum and the learning activities conducted in each lesson. They are engaging with clear objectives and allow for students of all abilities to access the lesson and work to the best of their ability. This is also achieved through our offering of school visits, where we give the students a chance to understand historical concepts and content in a very real, tangible manner.
Secondly, we want our students to develop their historical skills in a way that will allow them to apply them to different contexts within school and in their life. Being able to discern truth, analyse interpretations of events, understand why people act in a certain manner or hold particular views on specific topics, use a range of ways to communicate ideas and create meaningful arguments based on clear evidence are all skills which are crucial to the study of History and equally important in the time period we live in.
KS3 Curriculum Summary
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Assessment: In KS3, there will be formal assessments, which are divided into two sections (Section A and Section B), which will be a combination of knowledge-based questions and GCSE style questions. These assessments will occur throughout the year, as a part of most units.
KS4 Curriculum Summary
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Assessment: In KS4, there will be a formal, in-class, GCSE style paper, approximately an hour in length, every half term. This will be completed by all students in the cohort and moderated by the teachers. Students will also sit, alongside their other subjects, PPEs, as dictated by the Senior Leadership Team.
KS5 Curriculum Summary
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Assessment: In KS5, there will be a formal, in-class, A-level style paper, approximately an hour in length, every half term. This will be completed by all students in the cohort and moderated by the teachers. Students will also sit, alongside their other subjects, PPEs, as dictated by the 6th Form Team.