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07/08/18

Retweeted From Hewitts of Croydon

Will you be attending this September? If you haven't bought your uniform at our school visit in July, online or in store already; make sure you come to store ASAP to guarantee all you need for a September start... don't get caught out! https://t.co/yZH1yRJY60

20/07/18

Congratulations to our newly appointed senior prefect team. https://t.co/R3Ubin6wrH

19/07/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

People of caterham and beyond we are almost there! The building works are on schedule for the grand new works to the centre. will be the great new addition to the site, with a range of snacks soon to be available! ☕️☕️

19/07/18

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

We are delighted to announce that ⁦⁩ has been awarded a 3rd consecutive Silver Games Mark! We are very proud of our students for their dedication to all aspects of school sport including volunteers & leaders! Thanks to ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/jrARfApvWT

18/07/18

Congratulations to a select group of students for receiving recognition from Mr Garner this morning for accumulating so many achievement points this year. https://t.co/2PFu93IyzT

17/07/18

Thank to our Y8 Parents/Carers who attended this morning's Celebration Assembly. Tomorrow, it is the turn of Y10; we look forward to seeing you then.

17/07/18

Congratulations to SAM group 8ZKE who have also been awarded a Mufti Day tomorrow for the amount of achievement points received! https://t.co/4zPakMQc9N

17/07/18

Well done to students in SAM 7RBR who have been awarded a Mufti Day tomorrow for the best attendance record in Year 7 this year. https://t.co/6P3SWzVnMA

16/07/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure - de Stafford Sports Centre

The new entrance lobby at is starting to take shape. Great work in this hot weather. https://t.co/t6JXpTb2uq

16/07/18

Lovely to welcome so many parents/carers to our Y7 Celebration Assembly this morning, thank you for your support. We look forward to the Y8 event tomorrow morning. Please do join us, if you can.

15/07/18

Retweeted From Glyn School P.E.

Well done to Mr Tanner and Miss Owen for delivering their Masters research at the St Mary's University Research Conference yesterday. Another two members of staff completing their MA. Well done to staff from and also, great achievement! https://t.co/9pSGdhjqP2

13/07/18

students have landed at Heathrow. What a difference to see only grey clouds! 😩

13/07/18

Retweeted From Rachel Picken

held the GLF Year 9 GCSEs skills Bootcamp today for & students. The students' descriptive writing& literary analysis was inspirational. Thanks to & Mr Matthews for his lecture on the Victorians https://t.co/DHouJDVrOp

13/07/18

Fantastic work from the Interact Club, helping to clear the local community of litter. https://t.co/osLkhFCeNb

13/07/18

Retweeted From Kerrie Cook

Year 9 English conference is well underway. Session 3 (The Victorians) is in full swing. With https://t.co/wnWUg8Nl7i

13/07/18

Well done to our fantastic team of volunteers from the Interact Club who are heading out to clear the ‘100 Steps’ footpath of litter this afternoon https://t.co/qlqpE3dOcs

13/07/18

Another early start, ready for La Reigna Sofía museum. Some tired smiles (again!). https://t.co/k3xflLAQdc

12/07/18

Having a lovely afternoon at Parque Warner. The students have made some new llama friends. https://t.co/EDtv4jITaB

12/07/18

Even the teachers had a great time at Bernabeu Stadium. Kids loving Madrid! https://t.co/lXEZQPoaQJ

12/07/18

Messing about on the river! https://t.co/UGsDE4TsOc

Head of Department: Mrs K Graham
email: katy.graham@destafford.org.uk

Key Stage 3

Students study 3 hours of History per fortnight in Year 7 and Year 8. The KS3 history curriculum follows the National Curriculum guidelines and is delivered in Thematic Units. History homework is set for all students fortnightly in KS3 in the format of homework booklets.

Year 7

Students study the Norman Conquest followed by Life in Medieval Britain. In term 2 students research the peasant’s revolt and the rule of Richard the Third. In term 3 Year 7 embark upon the Tudor period and look at the consequences of the Reformation for the people of the 16th century and the legacy it has today. Year 7 complete their year with an investigation into the Stuart period with a focus on the English Civil War.

Year 8

Students begin thematic studies of the Romans and the Aztecs. In term 2 students delve into the British Empire specifically Colonial America and the Slave Trade. Term 3 see Year 8 return to Britain to understand the changes and impact on society of the Industrial Revolution.

Year 9

Students begin thematic studies of the American War of Independence in term 1.  In term 2 students delve into the British Empire specifically the Slave Trade. Term 3 sees Year 8 return to Europe with lessons about World War 1 and its impact on Europe.

Key Stage 4

GCSE History is taught over 5 hours per fortnight for Year 9 and Year 10 and 6 hours per fortnight for Year 11. Students follow the EdExcel Specification which includes the following units:

  • Crime and Punishment in Britain, c. 1000-present
  • The American West, c. 1835-1895
  • Early Elizabethan England, c. 1558-88
  • The USA, c. 1954-1975: Conflict at home and abroad

Homework is set for all GCSE History students fortnightly by their individual class teacher

Year 9

Students start their GCSE course in year 9.  The first and second term focus on skill building and exam questions through the topic of Nazi Germany and World War II.  This is to ready them for the upcoming two years. 

Year 10

The USA, c. 1954-1975: Conflict at home and abroad:  Students study the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights movement, looking at the social, political and economic reasons behind the reactions of the government and its people.

Early Elizabethan England:  Students study the ‘golden age’ of Queen Elizabeth I and the struggles she faced becoming queen in a male dominated society. Students will specifically look at problems of religion, problems with foreign relations, and the expansion of the British Empire in America.

 Year 11

Crime and Punishment in England: Students study the causes and types of crimes committed from the medieval period to the modern day period and how they have changed during that time. Students will also investigate the variety of punishments that were inflicted on criminals and how and why our methods of punishment have changed over the last 1000 years.

The American West: Students study what life was like on the open plains in America and how American settlers developed the land and a new culture.  Students then go on to discuss the open conflict that American migration had on the Native Americans and how the Native American way of life was destroyed.

Exams

There are three exams.  The exams range between 1 hour and 15 to 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Paper 1 and 3 (The Crime and Punishment and the USA in conflict exam) are worth 30% of the total exam grade.  Paper 2 (Early Elizabethan England and The American West) is worth 40% of the total exam grade.

Progression Opportunities

History is a highly respected subject which develops skills that are highly sort after by colleges, universities and employers. History can open the door to many careers such as Archaeologist, Genealogist, Museum Curator, Law, Civil Service, Intelligence Services and of course a History Teacher.