25 May 2017
In History students learn to understand how the world they live in was shaped, how to argue a case based upon evidence and how to interpret different viewpoints from the past. It helps them to ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past. From the Norman invasion in the Year 7 to the rise of Nazism in Year 11, History is taught in dynamic way.
Topics covered include the history of medicine, industrialisation and the impact of both world wars. In order to engage directly with the past students undertake a range of visits from a local castle to Belgium in Year 9 whilst studying the First World War. GCSE students will also participate in a visit to complement their studies for the historic environment element of the course.
As part of the GCSE students will gain a unique perspective on the past by considering:
- Britain: Health and the people: c1000 to the present day;
- Norman England, c1066-c1100;
- Germany, 1890-1945: Democracy and dictatorship;
- The Cold War as conflict and tension between East and West, 1945-1972.
Latest History news
Download the half-term homework for Year 10 from Mr Eggerton.
Graham Langer explained how the use of the horse changed during WW1 At first it was considered to be still possible to use the horse as a means to break through enemy lines but of course new weaponry, including the machine gun, meant the horse was used mainly as means of transport. Although, still later, with the introduction of the tank, horses were amazingly still there as a means of directing the tanks towards the enemy lines.
At the end of September, Year 9 spent four days visiting the WW1 battlefields near Ypres and in the Somme. Two students also laid a wreath at Ypres’ Menin Gate during the daily ceremony that commemorates all those who lost their lives in these battles.
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