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History

Contact - M Twigge - Head of Faculty - mtwigge@stpeters.cambs.sch.uk

The Importance of History

History is currently a subject that is being taken to a different level in the world today. Everyone has an interest in the past, and we are passionate about harnessing that, and developing an understanding of how it affects us today.

History at St Peters seeks to inspire and enable our students to understand how the past contributes to the future, giving them the skills and processes in order to be able to do this competently.

The History Department Approach

As a department within a school that has a range of abilities and strengths, it is important that students are encouraged to develop their learning within their ability, as well as something that will benefit them across the curriculum.

We encourage our students to:

  • Be aware that history is happening all around us.
  • Feel their opinion is valued but it must be informed.
  • Question.
  • Be aware of the reliability and bias of all sources.
  • Appreciate the nature of the source.
  • Be aware of stereotypes and generalisations.
  • Be aware of topical events and important occasions.
  • Appreciate that there isn’t always a clear answer or one answer.
  • Appreciate an understanding of History is necessary to understanding and participating in the  world at large, whether one studies History further or not.
  • Appreciate the significance of key events on the direction of society.
  • Develop empathy.

We can encourage these through:

  • Discussion with pupils (class, small group and one-to-one)
  • Direct questioning
  • Written comments in books
  • Nature of tasks set
  • Differentiation
  • Providing pupils with varied reading
  • Modeling this approach/leading by example

Mrs E Bowater
Head of History/Sociology

Contact Us 

Mr M Twigge

 

Head of Faculty

 

mtwigge@stpeters.cambs.sch.uk

Mrs E Bowater

Head of Department

ebowater@stpeters.cambs.sch.uk

 

Mrs K Huett

Teacher of History

khuett@stpeters.cambs.sch.uk

 

Miss N Rowe

Teacher of History and RE

nrowe@stpeters.cambs.sch.uk

 

Mr A Unwin

Teacher of History

aunwin@stpeters.cambs.sch.uk

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