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History is taught by 3 specialist teachers in 3 fully equipped classrooms. The History Department aims to provide its students with dynamic and interesting lessons that will both challenge and enthuse. Our department prides itself on delivering stimulating lessons across the full range of abilities, differentiating for any of our student's with special needs as well as our more gifted students. History is non selective and remains one of the most popular options at GCSE level.

Homework and Assessment 
In Year's 7 and 8 students will have to complete 3 large independent research projects based on the units they are studying. They will be expected to complete 1 piece of homework every two weeks from their History takeaway homework. GCSE students will be expected to revise throughout the duration of their course and will also be provided with homework books which must be completed every week. All homework activities and extra revision material is available on the school portal, Dougal. A number of teacher assessments will also take place through the year. 


Needing to revise or find out more? Check out these great websites:

www.schoolhistory.co.uk
www.johndclare.net
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk
( Scroll down to see the list of topics on the left hand side)
www.bbc.co.uk/schools/bitesize
www.historystuff.co.uk

What Do We Study In History?

Year 7 National Curriculum KS3 (1066 - 1750)
Topics including: 
The Battle of Hastings 
Castles 
The Black Death 
Knights 
The Crusades 
Henry 8th and his six wives. 
Bloody Mary 
Elizabethan England & the Spanish Armada 


Year 8 National Curriculum KS3 (1750 - Today)
Topics including: 
The Gunpowder Plot 
The Civil War 
The Plague 
The Great Fire of London 
Life in Victorian Britain 
The Industrial Revolution 


Year Nine, Ten and Eleven GCSE (AQA History)
Topics include: 
Britain in 1900 & Titanic
The Great War 
The Treaty of Versailles 
The League of Nations 
Causes of World War Two 
Germany during and after World War One
Life in Nazi Germany
Medicine through time 
Life in Norman England