Trips and visits!

As Easter holidays are about to start, lots of time to get out and about to learn more about the past. Here in York we are really looking forward to the reopening of the Jorvik Viking Centre, remodelled after the Christmas 2015 floods. Next term we will be booking up the travel for the College Berlin visit in October. Letters have gone out via Schools Post this week. Please get replies in the first week of term.

Also next term, Y10 are at Hardwick Hall for their historical environment work on the 10th May. Thanks to John Cooper of the University of York for offering to come with us. All GCSE students need to hold the date 16th-19th March 2018 for our World War One Battlefields tour. By the end of next term Year 10 will have started working on this exam paper in their lessons.

College I will be out and about in 15th century York in June and we are really grateful to Ian Dawson for offering to tour the Towton battlefield and help College II revise their Wars of the Roses paper. Meanwhile, Chris Rowe is coming in to share his wealth of expertise about the Germany 1871-1991 exam paper.

And also year 9 will be at the Holocaust Memorial Centre in May. Year 7 are working with Clements Hall Local History Group on local conscientious objectors. …Busy term ahead!

Finally, this is the year of the centenary of revolutions in Russia. All GCSE students should try to get to the exhibition at the British Library in London and to keep their eyes and ears open for the many things that will be produced and published to mark this occasion. Year 11 next year will be picking this topic up for the second part of their GCSE Paper 1.

Happy History Holidays everyone and see you next term!




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