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17/01/18

Great to see such a good turnout from students and parents/carers at tonight’s Options Evening, we hope you found it useful!

17/01/18

Great new signage at the front of school provided by to reflect our exciting new partnership together. https://t.co/xeKBMtQiFk

17/01/18

We look forward to seeing our Year 8 students and their parents/carers at tonight's Options Information event. Doors open at 5:45pm for a 6pm start in the Main Hall.

11/01/18

Some of our Year 10 students enjoyed a very 'cool' science lesson today making their own ice cream. https://t.co/QahFngeY6c

10/01/18

We look forward to seeing parents/carers of Year 8 students at our Options Information Evening on Wednesday 17th January. Click here for further details:- https://t.co/tnYt4vkZTR https://t.co/hEHtUw5yRb

09/01/18

Tickets selling fast for our school production of Alice in Wonderland. Book yours today via https://t.co/wy2VdV98Sn https://t.co/q4Wm7VIAoZ

05/01/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure

Welcome to de Stafford Sports Centre. The centre looks great and so do the staff in their new uniforms! Great start to 2018 with #2018 https://t.co/qp5xt2VB7K

04/01/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure

We are delighted to announce that today we started working with to operate de Stafford Sports Centre. Freedom Leisure's Operations Director, Matt Hunt, Head Teacher of de Stafford School, Jeremy Garner and mascot Jim Trainer, braved the weather to mark the occasion. https://t.co/fdbVnqe9Ln

04/01/18

Retweeted From Freedom Leisure

Was a great first day at de Stafford Sports Centre. Very excited to be working with . Thumbs up all round! https://t.co/LavJuaeha8

02/01/18

Happy New Year to all our followers! Looking forward to starting a new term tomorrow - remember it will be Week 1 Wednesday!

15/12/17

Wishing all members of the school community a safe, happy and enjoyable festive period. We look forward to welcoming students back on Wednesday, January 3rd.

15/12/17

Read all about this half-term's news in our latest newsletter https://t.co/5jIvHYmurY

15/12/17

Congratulations to all of our award winners in today's celebration assemblies

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Well done to our de Stafford readers. The achievement board is bursting with good news! Who will be our first word millionaire? Watch this space... https://t.co/09wkST8XpV

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Books wrapped and ready for our Y7 Book Buzz event! Our thanks to the de Stafford PSA who kindly donated the funds so that every Year Seven will receive their very own reading book this https://t.co/I3QbckmkT4

15/12/17

Retweeted From de Stafford Reads

Final numbers of the year! Books read since September = 1,995. Number of words read = 39,989,703. A huge well done to all of our Y7 and Y8 de Stafford readers! https://t.co/v2IEggb4Ag

15/12/17

The December edition of our school newsletter is available to view now at https://t.co/5jIvHYmurY. We would like to wish all our followers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

12/12/17

We look forward to welcoming parents/carers/friends to our Christmas Music Showcase this evening at 6:30pm.

12/12/17

The surrounding roads are clear but please exercise extreme caution when walking on the pavements and entering the school site. Students are permitted to wear footwear appropriate for the icy conditions. The car park is particularly icy so try to avoid driving in to school.

12/12/17

We are open today but to give the site team additional time to grit the worst affected areas we will be operating a late start. Students will be expected in to SAM at 9:30am. Any student arriving early may go to the school canteen.

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.