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.