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15/02/19

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All-through primary phase staff are raring to go! Writing focused training with https://t.co/rEgNBVJl9a

15/02/19

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Another good day for the sports teams. As the year 10 boys football team won in a convincing 2-0 win over Bow School. While, the year 7 & 8 basketball team were narrowly defeated in their first basketball game of the year against . https://t.co/sKDLe23SNN

14/02/19

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yesterday’s beginner skiers learning the basics before the trip ⛷ https://t.co/EImtzXH9gY

14/02/19

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Our beginner skiers picked up skiing very quickly yesterday ! https://t.co/5Katd7Dic5

14/02/19

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Our & have time for discussion and reflection with around in the classroom and the links to . https://t.co/fux4W8r5tk

14/02/19

Hi, can you please let me know what lesson your child was let out late from and I will look in to this for you. Thanks

14/02/19

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"I have also found my colleagues at Chobham Academy to be very helpful and knowledgeable, and I feel like I am part of a family." Meet Dario, who is training to teach Physics at through the programme https://t.co/u0KCf9yQG3

13/02/19

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Well done to the year 7 boys football team! The team were victorious in an emphatic 8-2 win against Eastlea Community School. Our joint MOM’s were Christian with his 4 goals ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️ & Vlad who was a rock in defence. Well done boys 👏⚽️ https://t.co/s8NPCvKqjI

12/02/19

Trip to Madrid/Valladolid- 7-11 July 2019. £569 all inclusive. Packed with fun! Register by February 27th. https://t.co/xlqLcbsmWD

12/02/19

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This afternoon, the year 12 CTEC class delivered some excellent sports sessions to various year 7 & 8 students as part of their sports coaching unit. ⚽️🏀🏓 https://t.co/EbpQHZKllm

11/02/19

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"...asking a Year 7 ‘What is English?’ the student said, ‘Analysing texts’ and when asked ‘Why?’ the reply came ‘To prepare for tests." Brilliant article from on the case for the authentic experience of English https://t.co/hVuuW4gJ5A

11/02/19

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As well as commissioning research into the changing attitudes towards work perks, we recently teamed up with in to produce a video and find out what the next generation of workers expect from their future employers: https://t.co/88i2zC81lT https://t.co/mxkkcDcrIV

08/02/19

Parents - Did you know poor attendance suggests to colleges and employers that these students are unreliable?

08/02/19

Parents - Did you know prolonged absence from school can lead to loneliness?

06/02/19

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Fixup at today Action Jackson's mission of the day Aim for excellence in your studies – Try your hardest 👌 Planning for the future!

06/02/19

London Lions and Chobham Academy Basketball Partnership 2019 https://t.co/TaF700d2zb

06/02/19

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"I have also found my colleagues at Chobham Academy to be very helpful and knowledgeable, and I feel like I am part of a family." Meet Dario, who is training to teach Physics at through the programme https://t.co/u0KCf9yQG3

05/02/19

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History

“We discover the past together”

History is concerned with the study and appreciation of the past. It contributes to pupils' understanding of the world and its interdependence, achievements and aspirations.

The Department aims to give pupils an appreciation of the events and people that have shaped the past and in turn, the world they live in. It works to assist the development of lively, enquiring minds that question and construct rational argument. In addition, the Department seeks to develop the history skills of pupils, such as extended writing and source work and to make access across the key stages a smooth transition. There are many cross curricular links to subjects such as English, Citizenship and RE.

What do Students Study in History

History is a compulsory subject for all pupils in Key Stage 3 (Years 7-8) and an option at Key Stage 4. (Years 9-11) Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups at both key stages. At Key Stage 3 pupils have two 50 minute lessons each week increasing to three 50 minute lessons each week at Key Stage 4.

In all years the Department uses a variety of skills, including source work, role plays, debates, and visual, written and oral presentations. A variety of textbooks and other resources - including pictures, video, music, and interactive whiteboard activities are used to enable students to develop their historical skills and appreciation of the subject.

 

Staff

Ms P Haigh - Assistant Principal and Teacher of History

Ms M. Gillespie-Gallery - Teacher of History

Mr Y. Mirza - Teacher of History

Ms A. Karbauskatie - Teacher of History 

Ms A. Collins - Subject Lead for History

Key Stage 3

In Year 7 and 8, students explore the key events of the previous millennia.  The unit titles are listed below. Further information on these topics can be sought from your child's History teacher.

Year 7 –

Unit 1- The Romans in Britain - The study of an aspect or theme in British history that consolidates and extends pupils’ chronological knowledge from before 1066

Unit 2 – The Norman Conquest - The development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066-1509

Unit 3 - The Early Tudors - The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745

Unit 4 – The Later Tudors - The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745

Unit 5 – The Civil war - The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745

Unit 6 – Cromwell and the restoration - The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745

 

Year 8

Unit 1 - The transatlantic slave trade - Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901

Unit 2 - From Slavery to Civil Rights – America in the 20th Century - At least one study of a significant society or issue in world history and its interconnections with other world developments

Unit 3 - Britain and the Industrial Revolution - Ideas, political power, industry and empire: Britain, 1745-1901

Unit 4 - World War One and the Peace Settlement - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day

Unit 5 - How ‘great’ was the Great War? - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day

Unit 6 - The Holocaust - Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day

ILT - Students receive one piece of ILT a week to complete - in the form of a booklet.

Key Stage 4

At GCSE, students explore Modern world History. Students are provided with a course book. There is a clear focus for each year, mapped out below.

SPECIFICATION: GCSE – Edexcel History A: Modern World History

Year 9 - WW2, The cold war

Year 10 - USA 1919-1941, Representations of History- Russia 1919-1939

Year 11 - War and the transformation of society 1903-1928

ILT: Is set weekly by the class teacher. Tasks may include:

- Source analysis

- Essay tasks

- Creative Writing tasks - Re-examinations

Key Stage 5

At AS Level, students follow the EDEXCEL History specification.  Students are provided with a  full course outline. Topics covered include:

Year 12

Russia in revolution - from Autocracy to democracy 1885-1924

Stalin’s Russia 1924-1953

The changing position of women 1850-1935

Year 13

The Crusades

The United States, 1917-54: Boom, Bust and Recovery

ILT - Students receive at least 3-5 hours of ILT a week, set by the class teacher. This may include essay tasks, source exploration, coursework preparation or examination revision.