In History at Key Stage 3, we aim to foster a curiosity, interest and enthusiasm for the past. Students find out about the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world.
In order for students to deepen and broaden their knowledge, understanding and skills, a range of historical concepts and processes underpin teaching and learning in history lessons:
* Cultural, ethnic and religious diversity
* Change and continuity
* Cause and consequence
* Historical enquiry
* Using evidence
* Communicating about the past.
The units of work studied are:
What is History? Movement, Settlement and Conquest Year 7
Power and Protest: Britain 1500-1900 Year 8
The Twentieth Century World: Conflict and Change Year 9
Students have the opportunity to organise and communicate their learning in a variety of forms such as cartoon strips, poetry, extended writing, projects, group work, role play, use of drama and ICT.
The past is studied from a variety of stimuli and sources including visiting theatre companies and educational visits which have included Chester, the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, Quarry Bank Mill, Western Approaches and the Imperial War Museum in Manchester.
Assessment of students is undertaken through half termly assessments, which use GCSE Grades 1-9, describing the types and range of students’ performance.
Students are encouraged to continue with this subject at GCSE and A Level.