The department comprises six classrooms in the Lower School area of the site. These were constructed c.1940 so are historical artefacts in themselves! We are next to the Geography department and like to co-operate in our special part of the school. We have networked computers, interactive whiteboards, TVs, digital projectors and our own History office.
Annual Trips include:
WW1 Trenches at Whittington Barracks,
Back to Back Houses, Birmingham
France and Belgium: WW1 battlefields trip to Ypres and Somme
To Maintain and/or stimulate student curiosity, interest and enjoyment in History.
To employ teaching methods and resources that allow all pupils (irrespective of their gender, ethnic origin and academic ability etc) to have equal access to History and to experience success and enjoyment in their work.
To encourage students to have open, enquiring minds and to perceive History in the context of a wider body of knowledge, vocabulary and skills and to provide a sound basis for life long study and the pursuit of personal interest.
To cultivate in students ba sense of the past, a knowledge of events and their causes and effects.
To enable students to appreciate how we gain knowledge about the past and to understand how the past has been represented and interpreted. Students should be aware that individual views will be biased.
To enable students to use historical sources critically and to draw conclusions and appreciate that these and other historical conclusions are liable to reassessment in the light of new or reinterpreted evidence.
To enable students to understand and confidently use the terminology specific to the subject.
To encourage the development of informed opinions and to support such opinions with reasoned arguments, communicating ideas and opinions effectively.
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