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The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

The De La Salle Academy

Inspiring People;
Breaking Boundaries

Humanities Faculty

"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future"

- Theodore Roosevelt

Faculty Staff
Mr D. Evans (HoF)
Mrs C. Watson
Mr A. Bourke
Mr L. Mythen

History Overview

History is an important subject at the Academy and is a popular choice with students when they make their choices for GCSE. It is part of the English Baccalaureate selection of subjects encouraged by the government.

Studying History promotes curiosity and understanding of how past actions affect the future. It develops analytical and communication skills and is useful for careers in Law, Politics and surprisingly, Medicine.

At The De La Salle Academy History is taught in an engaging way using video, artefacts and visits to enthuse and awaken the developing minds of our students. In the earlier years, homework takes the form of a project so that the students have some choice and control in using their own learning style to demonstrate their progress each half term. They have the opportunity to write, produce a piece of 2 or 3 dimensional art, use technology to make a video or presentation or even produce some music. In preparation for GCSE more formal homework is set to develop writing and recall skills needed for the examination.

Religious Education Overview

The Religious Education Department is a major department within the Academy. It fulfils a dual function: the faith development of the students and as an academic subject. The school is a LaSallian school and the department reflects this in all that it does.

Aims

  • To pass on something of value - in this case our Catholic belief and traditions.
  • To broaden and deepen our students' understanding of our faith.
  • To encourage our students to see themselves as valuable members of the community.
  • To assist our students to make wise and enlightened decisions in their lives.
  • To help the students to see the place of God in our lives.
  • To encourage a realistic view of life and its meaning to a Christian.
  • To assist our students to an understanding of the world around them and its problems.
  • To encourage our students to strive for goals that will somehow contribute to the common goals.
  • To contribute as Catholic teachers in the work of evangelism.
  • To prepare our students to achieve success at an appropriate level in external examinations.

Examination Information
 

History
Contact: Mr. D. Evans
Applies to: Year 10 & 11
Course Type: GCSE
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Specification Code: GCSE - 1HI0
Board Website: Edexcel - Pearson

 

 
Contact: Mr. A. Bourke
Applies to: Year 10 & 11
Course Type: GCSE
Exam Board: EDEXCEL
Specification Code: 1RA0ZS
Board Website: Edexcel -Pearson