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History by its very nature is a subject that promotes an objective view of society. It encourages young people to notice, take an empathetic approach to the world around them, considering other perspectives and the long term consequences of actions on a personal, national and international level. Students are taught to value the world around them and embrace difference by understanding why things happen the way they do. Citizenship, identity, diversity and empathy are cornerstones of our subject and indeed form one of the LGGS History Ten Commandments.

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Through exposure to broad areas of history our KS3-5 curriculum allows students to learn and reflect upon aspects of the Medieval, Early Modern and Modern eras as well as local and international content as well as political, economic, social and cultural approaches to the past. Students are well prepared to understand the archive of human endeavour and to find their place in this. They are exposed to the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ that has been thought, written, said and done and from this they can make their own informed choices. Within our department we encourage a super curricular interest in history through: the LGGS History Society (including 3-5 guest academic speakers a year), ‘Above and Beyond’ Summer Discussion Groups, Year 7 Historical Non-Fiction Club, Black History Month Assemblies, Remembrance Assemblies and regular opportunities for students to become involved with in-school, local and national competitions.

Challenge
We have good links with many prestigious higher education providers including Lancaster University, Sheffield University and UCL. Unusually for schools in this area we encourage independent coursework question choice at A-level that allows a vibrant student led learning route which is academically outstandingly successful and prepares students very well for higher education. We have also seen regular success at the very top end of essay competitions, with students being highly commended and winning prizes in international essay competitions. A wide ranging Key Stage 3 curriculum challenges pupils to reflect on and adapt their own preconceptions of the past and the nature of history. Our curriculum is also skills and concept based, tightly linked to the LGGS History Ten Commandments. We always see a high percentage of students go onto university to read history and at the most prestigious universities, and have a track record of producing impressive results, especially at the highest levels, at GCSE and A-level

GCSE Exam Board: AQA - History B:
Specification 8145

A-level Exam Board: AQA - History  
Specification 2042


We also study two units in addition to the coursework unit.

1B Spain in the Age of Discovery, 1469–1598
2D Religious conflict and the Church in England, c1529–c1570

If you require any further details, please contact:
Mr Yearnshire, Head of History

KS3 History Learning OverviewEpoch July 2019 - History Society Newsletter

Useful Links
BBC World Wars Spartacus Educational BBC Teach: History
History on the net Timelines TV  
National Archives Understanding Slavery  
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