Monthly Archives: May 2012

KS3 Exam Revision Tips

Hi everyone

The warm sunny weather has finally arrived… but this means exam time! Click on the links below to access some tips that will help focus your exam revision. Remember don’t just read through your work – make sure that you test your understanding and knowledge too! Create spidergrams, mind maps and post-its of key information that you need to know. Get an adult or friend to test you and review what you have learnt on a daily basis. Make up mnemonics or songs to help you remember key points!

Year 8 Exam Revision 2012

Year 10 Exam Revision List 2012

Good luck – happy revising!

Mrs Reid & Mr Burnett

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Year 9: Spanish Armada Defeat

Hi everyone

Could you please post your thoughts on what you think was the main reason for the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. I look forward to reading your ideas! Good luck with your revision.

Happy Jubilee weekend!

Mr Burnett

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Year 10 Titanic Trip

Hi everyone

Our Year 10 History pupils travelled to Belfast on Thursday 10 May and boarded the Belfast Barge which is permanently moored behind the Waterfront Hall. It is part of the Lagan Legacy Heritage Project which uses physical artefacts and oral history recordings to tell the story of Belfast’s maritime history. The pupils were able to take part in lots of engaging activities, even seizing the opportunity to dress up in old shipyard workers’ clothes without any prompting! They were also able to develop their interview skills by hot-seating a special guest called George, an old Harland and Wolff shipyard worker. He shared his memories of life in the shipyard and encouraged the pupils to chat to their grandparents and elderly neighbours about life in the past – our living history!

Matthew Rowland shone on the day and was our top historian as he impressed us all by asking lots of insightful questions. This experience provided links across the curriculum, particularly between Geography and LLW and built upon the pupils’ prior historical knowledge. In October Year 10 pupils completed a successful group enquiry and class presentation on the Titanic.

Well done Year 10! As you can see the rain didn’t dampen their spirits!

Mrs Reid

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KS3: Pupils of the Month!

Hi everyone

Congratulations to the following pupils who have been selected as the History Department’s  Pupils of the Month for April! You will each receive a certificate and 50 Housepoints! Well done!

8A – Joanne King, 8X – Jack Nesbitt

9A – Samantha, 9X – Alex Smyth

10A – Jonathan Knight, 10X – Nicole Barbour, 10Y – Rebecca Smyth

Keep up the good work – it could be YOU next month!

Mrs Reid & Mr Burnett

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