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The History Curriculum at BGGS

 In History, students learn about their place in the world, starting from the big chronological picture and then focusing on the key themes of conflict, religion, ideas, science and technology, governments and persecution.  Students learn to understand what motivates people to undertake the actions that they take and the consequences that follow. 

 “History is dependent on the new generation to write a new chapter.”

 LaMelo Ball

 We offer a skills based approach to the study of history, helping students to develop coherent, logical arguments based on the principles of enquiry.  Students learn to use sources effectively and learn how to interpret what has been said, written and shown in the past and the effects that this has on our understanding of the past.

We equip students with the skills to understand that historical interpretations are constructs of the past and there is no one way of explaining what has happened.  We develop empathy towards others and help students to be better citizens.  We foster in our students a lifelong love of learning and interest in the wider world. 

How we assess the impact of what your child is taught:

HISTORY

How will classwork be marked/ monitored/ graded/ self-assessed?

KS3

Lesson notes, questions and assessment style questions will be tick marked once a fortnight

KS4

Lesson notes, questions and assessment style questions will be tick marked once a fortnight

KS5

Take in booklets once a half term to monitor reading and completion of end of lesson reviews

What classwork will be marked?

KS3

Lesson notes, questions and assessment style questions in exercise books will be tick marked with literacy codes

Brief comments on longer pieces of work

KS4

Lesson notes, questions and assessment style questions in exercise books will be tick marked with literacy codes

Exam style questions will be commented on

KS5

Note booklets checked with a post-it note comment

How will students ‘reflect’ on marking/ feedback?

KS3

Complete DIRT sheets in green pen

Correct mistakes in green pen

Peer and self-assess longer pieces in green pen

KS4

Complete DIRT sheets in green pen

Correct mistakes in green pen

Peer and self-assess longer pieces in green pen

KS5

After essays self-assess

How will Homework be marked/ monitored/ graded?

KS3:

Once a term extended homework project graded and teacher gives feedback

KS4:

Exam questions will be commented on and graded

KS5:

Essays will be graded and commented on

What are the formal Assessments? When are they marked?

 

 

All in assessment booklets

KS3: GCSE exam style questions, once a half term, teacher comments and grades peer and self-assessed

KS4: End of Unit tests, once a half term, teacher comments and grades peer and self-assessed

KS5: End of unit tests, graded and teacher comments. Self-assessed.