History at Bank View

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History at Bank View High School is taught as a discreet subject at Key Stage 3 and in year 10 at Key Stage 4. History forms part of the post 16 curriculum with pupils following the ASDAN Short History Course. The ASDAN short course is also offered as an option to Key Stage 4 pupils in year 11.

At Key Stage 3 History, Geography and ICT Lessons are currently taught on a rotational basis with the aim of teaching each subject for two thirds of the school year. The exact time given to each subject may vary due to varying lengths of study units in the three subjects. (This will be subject to change from September 2016). At Key Stage 4, Year 10 - History is taught for a double lesson each week.

A variety of teaching approaches are used to enable our students to develop their interests and skills in History - these include: role play, the handling of real and replica artefacts, examination of historical texts and images, creation of models, use of audio / visual resources – viewing contemporary films, documentaries, feature film extracts, field work / site and museum visits etc.

All students are taught how to undertake their own research and find information using textual and on-line information resources. Computing is firmly embedded within History enabling students to undertake research tasks, collate research material, create presentations and produce reports and other examples of work.

Post 16 Students use the History skills developed at Key Stages 3 and 4 to complete the ASDAN short course in history which involves a study of the local area.

All units of study in History have been developed and, where appropriate, modified to accommodate the interests and additional needs of our students, many of whom work at National Curriculum levels below their chronological age.

Field Work & Visits

Students participate in a variety of offsite work / field trips to supplement appropriate study units.

Field trips are essential for our students, providing first hand access to primary sources of historical material.  Locations visited by students in recent years have included:

 

  • Valle Crucis Abbey, Llangollen
  • Dewa – The Roman Experience, Chester
  • The Roman Amphitheatre, Chester
  • Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, Cheshire,
  • Imperial War Museum North, Greater Manchester
  • National Museums Liverpool: Maritime, Slavery, World Museum, Museum of Liverpool

Resources:

Many of the resources used in History have been created “in house” some adapting content from other sources (e.g. “School History Project – Special Needs Support Materials” series) to meet our pupils’ needs. However, the following books text books are used.

Access to History Series:

  • Rome – The Empire
  • Medieval Britain
  • Crown, Parliament and People,
  • Britain 1750 to 1900

By Walter Robson – Oxford University Press

Key Stage 3 History Series

  • Invasion, Plague and Murder 1066
  • Renaissance, Reformation and Revolution 1485 – 1750
  • Industry, Reform and Empire 1750 to 1900
  • Technology War and Identities after 1900

By Aaron Wilkes – Oxford University Press

Web Links:

Here is a selection of ideas for history related days out for the whole family within easy reach of Liverpool. Many of these places have special event days during the season. Some offer free entry, some have admission fees. See the web sites for details.

Area of Study

The Middle Ages
 Tudors Stuarts & Hanoverian Succession

Location

Valle Crucis Abbey,  Llangollen LL20 8DD
 Denbigh Castle, Denbigh LL16 3NB
 Rhug Historic Chapel, Corwen LL21 9BT

www.cadw.gov.wales 

Area of Study

The Romans

Location

Dewa Roman Experience: 1-2 Bridge St, City Centre CH1 1NL 

http://www.dewaromanexperience.co.uk/

Area of Study

The Romans

The Middle Ages

Location

Chester Amphitheatre - Little St John Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RE
 Beeston Castle, Chapel Lane, Beeston, Cheshire, CW6 9TX http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

Area of Study

Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

Imperial War Museum North
 Trafford Wharf Rd, Manchester M17 1T

http://www.iwm.org.uk/

Area of Study

Britain 1745 - 1901
 Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

10 Industry and Social Museums in the area around Coalbrookdale, Shropshire TF8, 7DQ

http://www.ironbridge.org.uk/

Area of Study

The Middle Ages

Britain 1745 - 1901

Location

Peel Castle, Peel
 Castle Rushen, Castletown
 The Laxey Wheel, Laxey.

https://manxnationalheritage.im/

Area of Study

Britain 1745 – 1901

Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

Maritime Museum, Slavery Museum, Museum of Liverpool. Albert Dock, Liverpool, Liverpool
 L3 1DG
 World Museum, William Brown St, Liverpool, Merseyside L3 8EN

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/

Area of Study

Britain 1745 – 1901
 Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

Llanberis, Gwynedd, Wales LL55 4TY

https://museum.wales/slate/

Area of Study

Tudors Stuarts & Hanoverian Succession 1509 – 1745

Britain 1745 - 1901

Location

Speke Hall, Speke, Liverpool L24 1XD
 Rufford Old Hall, Liverpool Rd, Rufford, Ormskirk L40 1SG
 Quarry Bank Mill, Quarry Bank Rd, Styal, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 4LAStyal, Wilmslow, Cheshire https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/

Area of Study

Britain 1745 - 1901

Location

National Waterways Museum South Pier Rd, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/museums-and-attractions/national-waterways-museum

Area of Study

Britain and the Wider World 1901 to the Present Day.

Location

Mersey Ferries, Woodside Ferry Terminal, Birkenhead CH41 6DU

http://www.u-boatstory.co.uk/