The History Department at St Bede’s is a successful and forward thinking department, and we use a variety of teaching and learning strategies to provide stimulating and challenging lessons. We are proud of our recent achievements; achieving 69% A*-C at GCSE, with very good progress shown across all year groups. In addition we have 64% of students achieving A*-B at A Level, with 100% pass rate in the most popular academic course offered.
History is mainly taught in two teaching classrooms, which have interactive whiteboards, ICT facilities and internet access. These classrooms have recently been updated and refurbished as part of our Humanities status and provide a stimulating area for learning.
History is taught by three specialist and highly skilled teachers.
Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4
Key Stage 5
Extra – Curricular Activities
The History Department is always looking to bring History to life for our students. In recent years, students have enjoyed trips to Warkworth Castle, Beamish and Durham Light Infantry. Students became peer educators in a Museum and Ambassadors for the Tin Ring exhibition.
We had the privilege of hosting the Anne Frank Exhibition. GCSE and A level students were given the opportunity of a life changing experience to Krakow and Auschwitz. Our specialist Humanities status has meant that we have enjoyed special guest speakers such as a Medieval re-enactor and a Holocaust survivor.