Introduction from Julia Browne
We want all students to enjoy and engage in their learning, and achieve more than they first thought possible, through their study of History.
We believe our subject gives students an essential foundation for understanding their world, whilst equipping them with the essential skills to negotiate their place in their wider world.
We have developed an exciting thematic curriculum at Key Stage 3 which encourages students to make links across time and to deliver this we utilise a range of active teaching and learning techniques, textbooks and 'in-house' materials, site visits, video and DVD materials and ICT to encourage engagement.
We are committed also to fostering our student’s skills in communicating ideas and presenting information, analysing evidence, developing their skills of evaluation, analysis and problem solving.
Our Department also aims to maximise opportunities for students to develop successful working relationships with others, through discussion, group activities and role play, as well as reinforcing the skills of self-discipline, confidence and independence. Most of all we want students to develop a sense of curiosity about their world, whilst being encouraged to learn more about their own cultural roots, and the roots of other societies in our world.