What is taught?
At GCSE we currently study the AQA exam board, we have found this to be advantageous as we believe in the importance of learning from history. Our syllabus allows our students to study different aspects of the past, so they can engage with key issues such as conflict, understand what drives change and how the past influences the present.
The keys skills we work on are source analysis, knowledge and understanding, change and continuity, cause and consequence and significance.
How is it taught?
History at Beacon Hill Academy is taught using our Trust-wide collaborative learning strategy, allowing learners to engage with one another to help further each other's knowledge. We also have a team of highly experienced staff who are able to deliver exciting and engaging lessons to both our KS3 and KS4 learners.
What makes your subject unique?
Studying history is important because it allows us to understand our past, which in turn allows us to understand our present. If we want to know how and why our world is the way it is today, we have to look to history for answers. People often say that “history repeats itself,” but if we study the successes and failures of the past, we may, ideally, be able to learn from our mistakes and avoid repeating them in the future.