The History department at Chapel-en-le-Frith High School aims to provide a stimulating and varied curriculum to all learners. The simple philosophy is that if the students are enjoying themselves they are more likely to learn. This philosophy underpins all lessons.
As History is a study of how humans have thought, felt and acted in the past, it provides opportunities to examine human behaviour and the factors and motives that influence it. Moreover, it is possible to identify consequent implications of such actions, and so students are encouraged to see their own thoughts and actions in a wider context than themselves and their immediate environment. Therefore they are encouraged to take more responsibility for their actions and understand their role as modern British and global citizens.
We follow the National Curriculum in Years 7-9
History is offered as one of our option subjects at GCSE and is open to all. It is a subject where students need to have good literacy skills to be able to access the higher grades at GCSE.
|Assessment details:||2 exams – 50% each|
|Recommended revision guides||CGP gives an overview|
|Recommended websites||www.bbc.co.uk/GCSEbitesize www.schoolshistory.org.uk|
We are active participants in the school’s extra-curricular and visits programme, providing regular opportunities for students to develop their understanding of historical events and see the impact of our past behaviour on our current lives.