History

'We endeavour to use our heart, hands and head to do the best that we can in all that we do'

Miss A Cavanagh (Head of Department for History)

Mr A Bond (Teacher of History/More Able & Talented)

Miss C Wishart (Teacher of History)

History is an essential part of the balanced, broad and relevant curriculum. It stimulates pupils' curiosity about the way of life of people living in the past, in the local area, in Britain and in the wider world. By engaging with the past pupils develop their understanding of the characteristic features and diversity of British society and of the range of societies, political structures, cultures and beliefs that influenced the actions of people in the past. Pupils develop their individual and collective sense of identity and learn to appreciate the diversity of human experience, by understanding and valuing their own and others' inheritance. The acquisition of an historical perspective is a valuable asset to understanding the present. Historical understanding informs our questions, judgements and decisions about contemporary human actions and events and future possibilities. 

The History staff will strive to make real the aspirations of the Vision Statement through personal example and by providing our students with the skills and confidence to achieve their best.

 

The history department aims to achieve the following:

•To stimulate pupils' curiosity about the way of life of people living in the past, in the local area, in Britain and in the wider world.

•To develop pupils’ understanding of the characteristic features and diversity of British society and of the range of societies, political structures, cultures and beliefs that influenced the actions of people in the past.

•It is our conviction that everything should be planned in order to present the best possible opportunities for our students.  Our aim is to gain the best possible results for every student at GCSE and Advanced Level through planning of interesting, challenging lessons that will enable students to reach their full potential.

•In our department we strongly believe that each student has individual qualities and educational needs.  We strive to develop each student to their full potential by careful monitoring and assessment.  Our courses are designed to meet the needs of every student.

•To enable pupils, within their potential, to become historians - to gain experience of historical enquiry, narrative, analysis, questioning, opinion-forming, problem-solving and presentation of their findings.

•To demonstrate the importance and continued relevance of the past to the events, values and beliefs of today - in particular, to use the past as an example, so as to recommend to the pupils such personal qualities as honesty and concern for others, forethought and self-discipline, tolerance and open-mindedness.

•"We endeavour to use our heart, hands and head to do the best that we can in all that we do“.  The History staff will strive to make real the aspirations of St Julie through personal example and by providing our students with the skills and confidence to achieve their best.

Notre Dame Catholic College

Established 1869

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