At the heart of the department is a love of History and how, as a subject, it can engage students and help them better understand the world we live in. Student enjoyment of the subject is important to us all in the department and we are always trying to find new ways to teach content and skills so that the students retain the information and have fun while doing it. Paramount to the department teaching and curriculum ethos is student progression. We want the students to enjoy developing the necessary skills and content knowledge at KS3 that will make KS4 an easy transition.
Providing opportunities to learn outside the classroom is important to us as we want the students to understand how history is all around them. We believe every student should have this opportunity.
We have had success with our exam results from KS4 to KS5. We have performed in line with school averages at KS4 this year with our students performing better than the school average with A*-C and 3LOP. Our percentage of students gaining an A*/A grade has increased every year for the past 4. Something we are incredibly proud of.
Head of History
Ms L. Bruce