WELCOME TO THE HISTORY DEPARTMENT
Welcome to the History Department at Hellesdon High.
The links on the right, watched over by famous historical figures from our region (no, not the teachers), give an overview of our students' curriculum at each Key Stage, as well as some useful internet resources to help with homework and research.
Independent learning is encouraged in the Department. Key Stage 3 lessons involve enquiries such as ‘Who should rule England in 1066?’ (in Year 7), or the Year 8 Norwich Industries and Dragons’ Den project, where students work in teams to present to a panel of judges drawn from the UEA and the Norfolk Museums Service.
Whilst studying Crime and Punishment, GCSE students spend a day at the Castle Museum where they see behind the scenes and have the opportunity to conduct a mock trial.
Sixth Form students attend the Historical Association/UEA Sixth Form Conference, and have been involved in the Holocaust Education Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz project. A seminar-style approach is used in A level teaching where students work in small groups to give presentations. This is designed to prepare students for the demands of university and working as part of a team.
The principal aims of the History Department are to foster a life-long interest in the past and to develop students’ analytical skills, which will assist them in today’s society.
For events and news, please see the History Blog.