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Teaching & Learning

The History Department aims to:

• interest and motivate students by using a wide range of learning activities that cater for students’ differing learning styles.
• give students the ‘Big Picture’ of what happened in the past by improving their knowledge and understanding of those times.
• teach a range of historical concepts and skills including: knowledge and understanding; second order historical concepts including cause, consequence, continuity, significance, similarity and difference.
• teach students transferable skills such as how to conduct an enquiry, write a narrative account, research, critical thinking, problem solving, how to write and present a convincing argument and justify their position.

The History Department has three teaching rooms within the Humanities base. Each classroom has a computer, smartboard and webcam. The department shares six computers and a bank of laptops with the Geography department. All ICT facilities are used by the pupils for research and extended learning.

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