Our aim is to provide young people with the highest quality education, accessible to students of all abilities.

About History
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

Latest News

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.

Video conference with Chris Lubbe.

Year 11 and 13 Loxford students were lucky enough to get the oppotunity to take part in a video conference with Chris Lubbe. Chris Lubbe is South African and was the bodyguard for Nelson Mandela. The students were able to listen to him give an over view of the History of South Africa and then given the opportunity to question him about his life experiences. Chris Lubbe was an inspirational speaker and the students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Chris Lubbe emailed the school the following:

Thank you for all the kind words and thanks for inviting me into your school. Although my life was not always filled with happiness, its always a pleasure for me to share my story with students because I firmly believe that they are the generation that
will (can) make a difference. I also enjoy talking to students because I believe that they will be inspired to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by good education (particularly in the UK) and then to set and and go on to achieve them.

So, the key 'lesson' is that if 'Chris Lubbe' could survive and come out smiling then I can survive whatever life throws at me.

Best Regards and thanks again.

Chris Lubbe

Myths and Legends of WW1

A group of year 9 students recently attended a workshop looking at the myths and legends of WW1. The students were given the opportunity to handle and analyse primary evidence from WW1 and develop a better understanding about what it was like to fight in a WW1 trench. The students were also able to to visit art galleries and look at tanks and planes used to fight WW1 and WW2.

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.