National curriculum in England
Purpose of study
A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
National Curriculum 2014
How do we assess in History at Birchensale?
Assessment is an important part of History at Birchensale Middle School as it means that the students know where they currently are and how they can improve.
Asssessments include Peer, Self and formative teacher assessment which enables students to develop their understanding of the history. Progress and achievement is now communicated in terms of descriptive profiles, rather than numerical summaries.
Please see below for the different assessment tables.
What is History?
What did the Normans do?
How important was the crusades?
Primary Homework Help – Battle of Hastings
BBC Bitesize – Battle of Hastings
Battlefield Trust – Norman Conquest
Laws of William the Conqueror
Who are the Tudors?
What was life like in Tudor time?
Who were the Stuarts?
One Sided Opinions