Year 7 & 8 History update of the week

September 2, 2016

In Years 7 & 8 we concentrate mainly on life before the 20th Century. Whilst the books have an Anglo-centric slant, we will concentrate on events that had consequences in Europe, such as life in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. In Year 9, we look at the two wars that engulfed the world in the 20th and the consequences of these two wars on Europe and the world at large. At IGCSE level, the students will look at Twentieth Century events such as the reasons for instability in Europe during the 1920s and 30s and the superpower rivalry between the USA and the USSR. All our teaching aims to inspire the students to deepen their knowledge and understanding, as well as to further their skills in assessing the value of evidence and understanding continuity and change as well as cause and consequence. History maybe a study of the past, but it influences our present and should help to shape our future.