Aims & Ethos

History is taught throughout KS3 in mixed ability teaching groups by a team of specialist staff. Pupils in Year 7-8 have the equivalent of three hours History over our two week timetable.

The department is housed in it’s own suite of rooms and is well resourced with a wide range of text books and other support materials. Each class is equipped with an interactive white board.

Pupils are frequently given spelling tests on key vocabulary and short factual tests to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key events and an appreciation of chronology. In addition they complete at least three longer assessments each year which require pupils to undertake independent research and to produce extended writing. Assessments are marked with an effort grade and a national curriculum level.  Shorter assessment tasks may also be set each half term.