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Give seedlings and plants a nitrogen boost by stirring leftover coffee grounds into the soil or also can mix it into your watering can. It acts as a plant's CPR! Leftover coffee grounds can also be used in vegetable garden for fertilizer and to repel insects.


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Hello there! If you are at the East London UCAS exhibition today, come over for a chat and pick up a prospectus at stand 126. We'd love to see you at an open day too. Join us & enjoy learning more :


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There is more success for with two gold medals in the year 8 & 9 200m. With an additional gold in the year 9 800m. Well done guys 👏🏃‍♂️


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To round off a fantastic day of athletics in the sun. had further success in the relay. Year 7 girls 🥇 Year 8 girls 🥈 Year 8 boys 🥈 Year 9 boys 🥇 Year 10 boys 🥉 Well done to all participants in the East regional qualifiers 👏🏃‍♂️


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The athletics squad are in numbers at the East regional sports day heats. 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️


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As the morning comes to an end. have managed to secure 2 gold medals in the year 8 and year 9 100m sprints. Well done to both Omari and Jonte who have qualified for the 100m final at Crystal Palace on the 11th July 👏


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Today was the first of 3 workshops with a year 7 group exploring thanks to Harriet and Catalina for supporting! 🌟


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Their spirits however were never dampened and they completed the hike in record time.


The Year 10s have completed their practice expedition. It was an especially tough challenge given 13 hours of non stop rain meant the students had to brave the weather and soldier through the forest.


Last week, Yr12 had their Transitional Assembly & a surprise visit from a VIP guest... of & many more! He was interviewed about his academic experiences. What an amazing way to transition! Congratulations Year 12!


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New Wallball session - starts next Tuesday 6:00 - 7:00 at Forest Gate Community school


Our special guest this afternoon speaking in a very interesting Year 12 assembly. Thank you for visiting us!


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We all want to do our bit to protect the environment 🌍 So we want schools to stop using plastic bags, straws, bottles and food packaging and go single-use plastic free by 2022 🍃


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Today we are wishing a VERY happy birthday to the magnificent Allan Ahlberg - thank you so much for the wonderful books that continue to delight children! Do you have a favourite book from the Ahlbergs?


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“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.



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.