The importance of History
The study of this subject helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at a personal, local, national and international level. Learning about the past helps pupils have a better understanding about the world in which they live.
One definition of this subject is that it is a “study of the lives of men, women and children in the past, what they did and how they did it”. This raises questions, why did they do it? How do we know? How do we find out about it?
Learning and undertaking activities in history contribute to the whole school ethos of achievement for all young people in becoming successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.
The curriculum is designed to provide a study of men, women and children in the past. The learning experiences will be structured to ensure full understanding of the subject matter, success and progress. This will develop confidence and reinforce pupils’ positive self-image
Fieldwork in History
Fieldwork is of great educational value. It places children in practical learning situations which involve a variety of skills and provides opportunities for the child to learn more about his/herself, the community and the environment.
Fieldwork will begin in Year 7 and be developed throughout the school as an integral part of the course. It will be closely united with the work in the classroom and should develop logically outside lessons. The preparation and follow up work are essential to the success of the fieldwork exercise. Units of accreditation at Key Stage 4 involve a greater depth of fieldwork