History

During their history GCSE, students are encouraged to be creative in terms of the idea of audience and purpose, and producing resources which they and others can revise with. To this end they have created revision videos to aid their own, and their classmates’ understanding. Click to see some of them.

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On Monday February 18th, Holocaust survivor Ruth Barnett visited Beverley Grammar School to give a talk about her experiences to Year 9 and some sixth form history students. Click here to watch an extract from her testimony and see some of the artwork students created after being inspired by her visit.

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Beverley Grammar School has joined up with an exciting new initiative established by the Shoah institute at the University of Southern California. They have made thousands of hours of Holocaust survivor testimony video available to students. See films created by our students from these testimonies here.

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Year 7 were given access on the VLE to a site allowing people to search the government records of Henry III. See what they found out about Beverley here.

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On Monday 18th February, Year 9 students from Beverley Grammar School will hear testimony from Holocaust survivor, Ruth Barnett, as part of a visit organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET).

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Last term the Year 8 boys spent a significant amount of time looking at the impact of the British Empire in history. As part of this some ‘home movies’ made in Nigeria just after the First World War were made available to them so that they could use editing software to create their own film.

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Year 10 have been studying the Russian Civil War 1918-21 and they were asked to make a digital presentation on it for homework. Click to see some of their work.

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Year 12 are studying this AS History course and have recently produced some digital presentations which seek to demonstrate the way that antisemitism developed as an official government policy in Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Click to see their presentations.

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Year 7 have been studying the Norman Conquest and the Battle of Hastings, and you can look at their work here. Some students have used a variety of different drawing styles and methods of artistic presentation to show a growing understanding of the events of 14th October 1066.

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Year 9 have been looking at modern American history and began by considering how the landscape of the American West influenced the identity and beliefs of the USA. See some of their work here.

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