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Overview of the department

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									                            Overview of the department

I (i) Aims of the department.
     To develop the knowledge nd understanding of our pupils in British, European
       and World History, by meeting the requirements of the national curriculum.
     To develop the pupils ability to deal with source material and mature valid
       judgement.
     To explore links between history and other subjects, eg: hence providing a
       broad education.
     To foster the development of personal identity. To understand and increase
       and develop the ideas of our society, eg: toleration of a wide range of opinion,
       hence assisting the promotion of an atmosphere where pupils can feel
       comfortable with their own ideas.
     To enable each child to reach their potential as in the whole school ethos.
     To promote the aims and objectives of the school. The subject supports the
       school aims “In holiness and learning” especially with regard by providing
       moral links within the subject framework.

I (ii) Staffing structure of the History department.

Miss P. Sood
Head of Department. Joined St Bonaventures School as Head of Department in
September 2004. Responsibilites include overall charge of the life and work of the
department.
13 periods of History and 4 of politics,

Ms V. Qurrey
Joined St Bonaventures School as Head of Year in September 2000. She is currently
Head of Year 10.
12 periods of History.

Mr D. Ansu
Joined St Bonaventures School in September 2003 on the Overseas Teacher
Programme. He teaches 9 periods of History.

Miss S. Cissel
Joined St Bonaventures School in September 2004 as a NQT for History and English.
She teaches 9 periods of History.

Mr S.Foster
Joined St Bonaventures School s Headteacher in September 2003.
He teaches 2 periods of History.

Mr D. Bastien
Joined St Bonaventures School P.E. department in September 1999 and is currently
Head of P.E.
He teaches 1 period of History.

Ms. N. Tague. Joined St Bonaventures School SEN Department in Septmeber 2003.
She teaches 1 period of History.
I (iii) Analysis of Curriculum

History: Time Allocation
Year 7: one hour per week. 1 x single.
Year 8: one hour per week. 1 x single.
Year 9 : two hours per week. 2 x single.
Year 10: two hours per week. Two doubles.
Year 11: two hours per week. One class has a double lesson and the other two
singles.
Year 12: five hours per week – one double and three singles.
Year 13: five hours per week – two doubles and one single.

In year 7 there are 7 classes, which have one lesson of History per week.
These are set into BHW and ACFG.
Mr Ansu: 3 lessons.
Miss Cissell: 3 lessons.
Ms Tague: 1 lesson.
In Year 8 there are 7 classes, which have one lesson of History per week. These are
set in ACFG and BHW.
Miss Sood: 2 lessons
Mr Ansu: 2 lessons
Miss Cissel: 2 lesson
Mr Bastian: 1 lesson
In Year 9 there are 7 classes which have two lessons of history per week.
Miss Sood: 4 lessons
Mr Ansu: 4 lessons
Miss Cissel: 4 lessons
Mr Foster: 2 lessons.
In Year 10 there are two classes. Ability is setted.
Miss Sood – 10 Set 2
Ms Qurrey – 10 Set 1
In Year 11 there are two classes of mixed ability. Both are taught by Ms Qurrey.
In Year 12 there are two classes of History; one at St Angelas and one at St
Bonaventures.
Miss Sood teaches 3 lessons and Ms Qurrey teaches 2 lessons.
In Year 13 there are two classes of History, one at St Angelas and one at St
Bonaventures.
Miss Sood teaches 1 lesson and Ms Qurrey teaches 4 lessons.

I (iv) Organisation of cover work:
Cover work for absent staff is arranged by the staff concerned. However, if staff are
unable to do so the Head of Department takes responsibility. Cover for staff is
arranged by Mr Christie.

I (v) Organisation of learning:
Pupils can opt for History at key stage 4 and then later for AS level. If successful
completion of AS is achieved then progression onto the A2 can be made.

								
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