History is taught using a range of text books and different types of media throughout key stages 3, 4 and 5. History is taught in two hour sessions per week years 7, 8 and 9, and in 3 one hour sessions per week in years 10 and 11. At A level the
students have 5 hour sessions of History per week.
About the Staff
Mr N. Lee –
Teacher of History/Responsible for Quality Assurance (KS5)/CTL Humanities Mr S. Mishkin –
Teacher of History/Geography/RE/Learn to Learn
Mr W. Blatherwick –
Teacher of History
Mrs F. Patel –
Acting Head of Humanities
Miss S. Smith – Teacher In Charge of KS3 History
Mr M. Turner – Teacher of History
Mr D. Geary - Teacher of History
Mr J. Rogers - Teacher of History
WW1 Myths and Legends
More year 9 students of loxford got the opportunity to take part in the ' WW1 Myths and Legends' workshop at the Imperial War museum.
Outside the classroom
Students Visit Ypres
During World War I, Ypres was the centre of intense and sustained battles between the German and the Allied forces.
Support for your learning
The main aims of the History department are to improve the students:
* chronological understanding
* knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past
* historical interpretation
* historical enquiry
* organisation and communication
All units taught across the different key stages are enquiry based: asking important historical questions which provoke critical thinking. Students are encouraged to look at events from different points of view and make informed judgements.
Extended writing is also a high priority within the History department and therefore throughout key stage three the students are taught how to write structured pieces of work that contain factual detail. These skills are then reinforced in key stages 4 and 5
In the department we try to show that history is an exciting and dynamic subject.