History fires the curiosity and imagination of our students. Only by learning about the events and people that have shaped the past can students understand the world today and their place in it. History also develops enquiring minds and encourages students to ask questions and seek answers.
In lessons, students learn a variety of techniques, including source work to construct their own interpretations of the past through role plays, debates, audio-visual presentations and extended writing. Outside the classroom, students are given the opportunity to extend their learning with History visits to Lewes Castle in Year 7, the Imperial War Museum in Year 8 and a GCSE trip to London in Year 10.
At KS3 students are taught History in mixed ability groups and follow the National Curriculum for History which aims to give students a chronological understanding of the social, political, economic and religious changes in Britain from the earliest times to the present day.
At KS3 students complete assessments during each module throughout the year and sit an end of year exam.
At KS4 there is no controlled assessment or coursework in GCSE History. Students are required to sit three examinations at the end of Year 11.
In KS3 a 30 minute homework is set once per fortnight and at KS4 a 60 minute homework is set once per week. Examples of homework tasks set are source analysis, practice exam questions, extended writing and further reading.
Homework is easily accessible to students through Show my Homework: https://peacehaven.showmyhomework.co.uk
Mr Colin Harris, Teacher of History and Humanities: firstname.lastname@example.org