Friday 24th March 2017
Welcome to the History Department
Meet Our Staff
- Mrs C Howarth (Head of Department)
- Miss N Atkinson
- Miss T Hannah
- Miss L McGirr
- Miss J Phillips ( Department Teaching Assistant)
- Mrs J Jessop ( Department Teaching Assistant)
Aims and Objectives of the Department
- We aim to stimulate and maintain students’ interest and enjoyment in History through a variety of activities. We want to develop a positive ethos towards History. We aim to help students to see History as a major feature in their lives and to raise and educate them in current issues which have a relevance in today's society as well as the past.
- The work in the History department is designed to support, contribute and compliment the aims of the college by providing equality of access for all students.
- We offer a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum and a comprehensive range of learning experiences to meet the needs of individual students.
Key Stage 3
- At Key Stage 3 students have two fifty minute lessons. Students study areas of Medieval, Tudor and 19th century Britain.
- A range of key historical topics of the world in the 20th century are studied. These include both World Wars and The Holocaust.
Key Stage 4
- At Key Stage 4 students have three fifty minute lessons.
- Year 9 and 10 are studying Edexcel History 1-9
- Paper 1 : Medicine in Britain, c1250–present and The British sector of the Western Front, 1914–18: injuries, treatment and the trenches.
- Paper 2 : B4: Early Elizabethan England, 1558–88 and 26/27: Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941–9
- Paper 3 Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918–39
Year 11 are studying Edexcel GCSE in History A (The Making of the Modern World)
- Paper 1 Peace and War: International Relations 1900-91 ( Cold War)
- Paper 2 Option 2A: Germany 1918-39
- Paper 3 Option 3A: War and the transformation of British society c1903-28
Students have also completed controlled assessment
Key Stage 5
- At key stage 5 students have six fifty minute lessons. They study AQA GCE History. The course consists of three examinations and a Historical enquiry. Topics studied include
- USA 1865-1975
- Modern Britain 1951-2007
- Historical enquiry topics are based on the investigation of a historical topic covering 100 years.
Homework / After College
- We ensure that homework is regularly set and that it is integrated into the scheme of work.
- Homework is given in a variety of forms; it is meaningful, relevant and emanates from curriculum objectives.
- There are opportunities for students to undertake fieldwork. Visits include castles of North Wales, Slavery Museum in Liverpool and trips to Europe to witness sites related to both World Wars