History

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Key Stage 3

History at Key Stage 3 is divided into a series of engaging enquiries that are designed to engage all students, and help them to develop a sense of curiosity about the events and people that have shaped the world they live in. The enquiry questions drive our day to day teaching practice and also form the basis of assessment tasks that are completed by the students. As much as we value our time in the classroom it is also our aim to provide students with authentic experiences that will enrich and add context to their learning. In Year 7 a trip to Kenilworth Castle will fit alongside our study of Medieval England. The keys stage 3 curriculum focuses on the history of Britain from 1066 through to 1945

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, the OCR SHP (B) History course is followed. The units studied are the people’s health, the Norman Conquest, Life in Nazi Germany, the making of America and the History around Us local study. We believe that great outcomes are the product of engaging, and active learning. Therefore at teaching styles at Key Stage 4 are no different from Key Stage Three. Equally, we want our students to be able to see their learning brought to life by experiences outside the classroom. A visit to York for our Year 10 students is planned for this academic year to run alongside their GCSE units on The People’s Health and The Norman Conquest.