As we look forward to welcoming pupils back on campus from next Monday, our excellent online provision continues this week. Continuing our series focusing on our online programme, Head of History Miss Sarah Clarke tells us what her department has been teaching in the last week …
In History this week Year 8 have begun an exciting new study, the Russian Revolution of 1917. This is building on their study of the French Revolution last term and will allow them to compare and contrast the causes of revolution.
In Year 9 pupils continue to study different aspects of WW2. Activities have ranged from building their own WW2 bomb shelters to analysing the events of D-Day and the atomic bomb. This will all build towards a WW2 project that will form part of students’ final end of year grades.
At GCSE students in Year 10 have been continuing to study their new course on medicine through time. This week we have been looking at the impact of WW1 on medicine and the introduction of brain surgery and plastic surgery in the trenches. Year 11 have continued to focus on revision for their next assessments and have been looking at the events of WW2 and the Cold War, ensuring that they fully understand the key requirements for each section of Paper 1.
Our Year 12 students have been busy finishing their studies on the American Civil War. Students have been analysing the work of Abraham Lincoln and why the North won the Civil War, whilst Year 13 have been looking at the development of civil rights in the USA, this week focusing on rights for women and native Americans in the USA, looking at the work of key groups such as Red Power in the 1970s.
Our IB students have also had a busy week. Year 12 have been building on their knowledge of the Cold War and analysing the events of the Korean War and its impact on the world in 1950. Year 13 have also been revising 20th Century history, looking at the work of authoritarian leaders such as Hitler and Castro and developing their knowledge in preparation for their assessment week shortly.
All in all, it has been a very busy time, studying over 1,000 years of history across all year groups, continuing to prepare for assessments and ensuring that students have access to high quality teaching whilst online.