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Welcome to our department

  • Mr Butler (Assistant Headteacher / Deputy Safeguarding Lead)
  • Ms Togwe
  • Miss O’Brien
  • Mrs Isaacson

Key Stage 3:

The history department at De La Salle School are committed to promoting independent and active learning. To this end, we are constantly updating and modifying our programme of study to ensure that we are catering for the needs of all our Key Stage 3 students. Students will acquire factual knowledge about topics in key moments of British and World history, people’s way of life and the development of key institutions and ideas that still exist today or have had a profound impact on shaping our lives. Through exploring these topics, the department aims for students to become creative and independent thinkers who can clearly communicate their opinions to others through a range of different learning activities.

Students will develop the key historical skills such as inference, causation, significance, interpretation, reliability and utility of different source materials as well as learning how to justify conclusions. The history department aims to ensure academic progress is sustained and monitored through accumulative assessments.

Key Stage 4:

Examination board = Edexcel GCSE 9-1

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

  • Develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specific key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience.
  • Develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past, to investigate issues critically and to make valid historical claims by using a range of sources in their historical context.
  • Unit 1: Crime and punishment through time c.1000-present. Depth study; Whitechapel (c.1870-c.1900)
  • Unit 2: Early Elizabethan England 1558-88
  • Unit 3: Superpowers relations and the Cold War 1941-1991
  • Unit 4: The USA 1954-1975: Conflict at home and abroad.