History at King Charles I School:
History is …
"Studying history equips young people with a wide range of knowledge and skills that they will draw upon throughout their lifetime. It will never stop being of use, whatever decisions they make about their lives from now.
Young people who continue to study history in the future will provide a new generations of enthusiasts and experts keeping our nation's past alive and relevant." Rebecca Sullivan CEO of the Historical Association.
The past is our spotlight on the present.
- Are curious to find out more and like to argue different points of view.
- Are analytical and critical when considering information.
- Weigh conflicting factors carefully before taking critical decisions.
- Use information effectively – this can help shed light on a particular problem or issue confronting an organisation or individual
History is good because it allows you to learn about past events that have shaped our present - it's still relevant to us now. It's also interesting and helps you to develop skills like forming an argument which can be used in other subjects such as English. It also helps to widen your general knowledge.
Every October we take a coach of Year 9 pupils to Belgium and Northern France to experience the First World War trenches and understand how devastating the war was.
We also go to the Imperial War Museum in London in the Spring term and find time to venture on to the London Eye to see the sights of our capital.
In the past couple of years we have been on a city break to Berlin in July for GCSE students to soak up the history and culture of Germany at first hand and to aid them with their study of Germany under the Nazis and during the Cold War.