The History Department was delighted with the recent examination results. Our A-Level students have continued to excel with a 100% A-C pass rate and 86% of students achieving an A or B grade. In addition to this, we have seen many of our Year 13 pupils going on to study History, Politics and related degrees at some of the UK’s top universities, including three students who secured a place at Oxford.
We saw continued success at GCSE with a pass rate that again exceeded local and national averages in all new grading measurements. More and more History pupils are continuing their love and interest by pursuing A levels in both History and Government and Politics.
The summer term of 2019 has lots of exciting trips scheduled for the lower school. Year 7’s will be visiting both St Paul’s Cathedral and the Thames Explorer experience where they will get hands on with artefacts stretching back through the history of London. Year 8’s will be visiting Hampton Court palace, exploring Tudor and Stuart life and experiencing a workshop where they will be investigating Elizabeth I’s problems and coming up with some of their own solutions. Finally Year 9 will be visiting the National Army Museum where they will learn about the changing nature of warfare, and its impact on society.
Our GCSE and A Level students were also provided with opportunities to extend their knowledge and love of the subject. Year 11 students will invited to the Museum of London where a special workshop was given on Crime and Punishment over time. They were very fortunate to handle original artefacts, some stretching back over 500 years, and explore the incredible galleries on offer. The 12 and 13 Politics students not only visited the Houses of Parliament, just as the Brexit debates were happening, but organised their own Parliament week. Students arranged daily activities throughout the school developing awareness of current issues and interest in modern politics.