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History

Staff list

  • Mr G. Shearer (PT)
  • Ms E. Thomson

Department

We offer pupils the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the past through the study of Orcadian / Scottish, British, and World history in a stimulating and enjoyable manner.

War Memorial Walk, Armistice Day

We employ a wide variety of teaching methods, including direct teaching, ICT, pair and group work, role-play, investigations (with group and individual research), argument and debate; and seminars with senior pupils.

Through using varied learning and teaching strategies we aim to help pupils become engaged, historically well-informed citizens, equipped with skills that are attractive to employers.

Stromness 200 Exhibition

 

We work hard to create opportunities to work with local organisations so that our pupils gain an understanding of the customs, traditions and values of their local community.

Facilities

We have two well equipped classrooms and one social subjects base for staff and pupils.

Courses

BGE S1-S3

S1

Neolithic Orkney Life in Medieval Scotland
Ancient civilisations project Stromness: Celebrating our community

S2

Health and Medicine 1750-1900 JFK and the USA
Crime & Punishment during the Industrial Revolution Explorers project
Fereday investigation

S3

World War One Health & Medicine since 1900
Rise of Hitler 1918-1945 Scottish Theme Project

S4

Atlantic Slave Trade Nazi Germany 1918-1945
Scottish Wars of Independence

Higher

Britain, 1851-1951 USA, 1918-1968
The Wars of Independence, 1249-1328

Advanced Higher

Soviet Russia 1917-1945

Links

We are working closely with skills development Scotland to ensure that our courses give every student valuable skills which are attractive to a wide range of employers.

 

 

 

 

My World of Work Lesson Inserts

BBC Bitesize: National 5

BBC Bitesize: Higher

 

Scapa 100

 

 

Extra-curricular

Support

Our door is always open to any student who may need extra support at any time of the year.

Activities

Model making in activities time.


Fereday Winners 2018-19
Battle of Jutland Exhibition

 

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