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History

Department Intent

Curriculum Plan

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Staff/Context

  • Mrs H Martin
  • Mrs M Brothers
  • Mrs L Shelmerdine
  • Mrs L Jagger

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular

The department offers many opportunities to extend our students appreciation for the subject. Our History Club meets weekly and studies topics of interest.

We have an excellent working relationship with Bury Museum and Archives, and this has presented many opportunities for our students to experience ‘hands on’ history.

We organise an annual end of KS3 Holocaust Study Day, which includes the unique testimony of a concentration/Death camp survivor or close family relative.

We have led an annual Year 11 visit to Berlin for the past 7 years in conjunction with the Languages department. During the visit students visit various places of interest including Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, The Reichstag, Berlin Olympic Stadium and the Jewish Museum. This visit has proved to be very popular and enriching for our students. Student feedback is always positive and one student said after the 2016 visit that, ‘The Berlin visit was the most fantastic week of my life so far’.

We are very proud of our links with Bury Museum and Archives. We have worked together to produce original, archive based schemes of learning on ‘Cotton Threads’: Bury’s role in the Industrial Revolution and links to the Slave Trade and ‘Safety in Numbers’: A source based scheme on Prestwich Asylum.

We organise a ‘History Week’ that explores an aspect of history in depth for the whole week at lunchtimes. This topic is supported in history lessons and in other subjects, where appropriate. The theme for the ‘History Week’ in November 2018 was The Great War.