Second in Department - History
We seek to appoint a well-qualified, professional and enthusiastic Second in Department for History from September 2018. History is taught throughout the 11 - 18 age range and at all levels of ability and enjoys results above the national average at KS4. It is taught in mixed ability groups as a compulsory subject in KS3. It is currently a popular option in KS4 with over two thirds of the year group opting for the subject. In the Sixth Form more than 150 students study History.
The History curriculum at Hinchingbrooke is innovative and members of the department work extensively with the Princes Teaching Institute.
The successful candidate will support the Head of Department in a number of different areas, leading on one of the key stages, including the monitoring of data and progress, and becoming the PTI (Princes Teaching Institute) lead for the department.
Students who choose History at GCSE can study one of two syllabi – either History A or History B (Edexcel). Both study Anglo Saxon and Norman England, as well as Mao’s China. In History A students also study Warfare Across Time and Superpower Relations (1941-75). In History B students also study Medicine Through Time and The American West. At A-Level we again offer two choices – either History A or History B (AQA). In History A students study The Tudors: England, 1485-1603 as their breadth study for Component 1 and Democracy and Nazism: Germany, 1918-1945 as their depth study for Component 2. In History B students study The Making of a Super Power: USA, 1865-1975 as their breadth study for Component 1 and The English Revolution: 1625-1660 as their depth study for Component 2. All A-Level students also complete a Non-Examined Assessment (NEA) on The making of modern Russia including the later Tsars and Soviet Russia, 1856-1964.
The History Department is well stocked and is constantly engaged in extending and improving its range of resources. Naturally the physical setting of the school is in itself an excellent resource of which we make full use. However, we are also keen to continue our development of ‘field work’ at all levels either within the locality or further away. We currently run a trip to the Battlefields in Year 9 and one to Moscow and St Petersburg for Year 13.