At Key Stage 3 in History students will build the foundations of the knowledge and skills required to be a successful historian, using an enquiry lead approach to their learning. All students will start by reflecting on their personal History and the history of our local community, and by the end of Year 8 will leave Key Stage 3 will a good level of understanding of how History has shaped the world they live in today.
We study Edexcel History with the following course options/exams:
1. Paper One- Thematic Study.
Crime and Punishment 1000-2020. With an environment study into Whitechapel.
2. Paper Two- Period study and British depth study.
Henry VIII and his ministers 1509-1540.
Superpower relations and the Cold War, 1941-91,
3. Paper Three- Modern depth study
Weimar and Nazi Germany 1918-1939.
At Key Stage 3 we explore a wide range of issues that affect the world we live in today. We do this by exploring a range of topical geographical questions. In these topics we use examples from all over the world with a focus on The UK, Africa, Asia, The Middle East and Russia.
In Geography at Key Stage 4 we follow the AQA syllabus. The main areas of study are;
In Year 10 pupils undertake Fieldwork studies off site to prepare for the final assessment, which is now entirely examination based and will assess cartographic skills, graphical skills and statistical skills. The students look at coastal erosion at Lee on the Solent and conduct a survey to investigate the importance of Lee on the Solent to the local area. These field studies are then used by the students as examples of geography in action.