History at KS5 is designed to extend and build upon the learning at KS4, and to develop and embed further the skills and processes begun lower down the school.
Our aim is for students to develop a greater sense of independence within high challenge, high support classrooms that places student progress at the heart of learning. Ultimately it is our objective to ensure students have the skills and knowledge required for progression to further study, hopefully in our subject area. We aim to develop effective and independent learners, and as critical and reflective thinkers with curious and enquiring minds. We want our students to leave with the ability to ask relevant and significant questions and have acquired an understanding of the nature of historical study as well as an understanding of historical terms, concepts and skills. We also pride ourselves on inspiring students to develop a love of History and work hard to equip students with the ability to think critically, to write academically and to develop reasoned and analytical arguments. The key stage is well planned and well-resourced and students benefit from a good degree of organisation. Students follow a course thoughtfully designed to maximise attainment with more accessible courses delivered at Year 12 and with copious revision time planned for in Year 13. Students are set regular exam practice and a particular strength of the course is the focus on, and success in, helping students learn how to write in an academic fashion.