Subject Leader: Mrs L Mitchell
At Friars we discover the fun in being an historian. This means we become a bit like detectives – using evidence to find out what happened and why. This is not an easy job. We must be able to recognise evidence, decide how useful it is and come to conclusions based on what we have found out.
We do this in lots of ways: By using historical sources; by inviting historians into school; by touching real artefacts; by using the internet to research our topics and by accessing theatre groups to develop our knowledge and understanding. Mostly we learn that history can be fun!
We develop our skills through both key stages: Our programmes of study are:
Key Stage 3
Year 7: The Roman Empire, Medieval Realms, Castles and Cathedrals
Year 8: The Great War, The North American Indians, The Making of the United Kingdom
Year 9: Britain 1750-1900, Women and Children at Work/Slavery, The Second World War
Key Stage 4
In KS4 most pupils will be entered for OCR History (Schools History Project) syllabus. This is a two year course. Areas to be covered are The Plains Indians,
Pioneers, Homesteaders and Cowboys, Medicine through the Ages and an externally set task about a famous individual in history.
Sports College and History
As a Sports College, all pupils are encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge through sport and kinesthetic learning. This is done in a range of ways and throughout the school population.
Examples of this are: