The history department offers an exciting range of topics and skills, designed to make pupils think and question. They become history detectives, sifting through evidence, working out which sources are most useful, exploring when things happened, why, who says so, and analysing connections between time periods.
We aim to make connections throughout the topics we study in order to reveal how relevant history is to us today and how it links with other subjects in the curriculum. Local history also plays an important part and Alvechurch is a rich source of evidence from different eras.
History learning at AMS takes a variety of forms, including pair and group work, role play, filming, game-playing, extended research projects and mini-teaching.
The emphasis is on active learning and critical thinking. We aim to equip our pupils with the skills to make sense of history, relate it to their own lives and maintain a lifelong sense of curiosity.
Click the link to view the Year 7 History Milestones and see the programme of study and expectations for each pupil by the end of the year.
Click the link to view the Year 8 History Milestones and see the programme of study and expectations for each pupil by the end of the year.