The History department comprises of two teachers:
Mr Jon Dale
Mr Chris Trengove
The subject is taught in specialist rooms with access to a variety of resources to encourage independent study.
What do students study?
At Key Stage 3, students study changes in the economy, society, culture and political structure of Britain, from the early Middle Ages to the Twentieth Century. They also study aspects of European and non-European history, and are encouraged to make links and connections between historical events and changes in the different periods and areas studied.
Students have opportunities to: use their historical knowledge to evaluate; use a variety of sources of information; construct narratives, descriptions and explanations of historical events and developments.
The course content for each year is as follows:
Power of the King – Battle of Hastings to Magna Carta
Power of the Church – Henry VIII and the Reformation
Growth of Empire – Slavery and Exploration
War – WW1 and the Rise of Hitler
How are students assessed?
Students learn how to make judgements about their own work and also have opportunities to engage in peer-assessment. At the end of a unit, the teacher will indicate the level at which the student is working and provide feedback with suggestions for improvement.
Contact Director of Humanities, Miss Mary Hext for further information: