"Have they not travelled through the land and seen what was the end of those before them - though they were superior to them in power" [Qur'an 30: 9]
Taught by: Miss. S. Hussain, BA (Hons), QTS.Introduction:
It is the duty of the History department to try to realise the Qur’anic verse above. This is by giving pupils the opportunity to observe past nations and analyse their fall. From the Romans to the modern day the pupils at Islamia will learn about why History is important, what is good about the past and what we must learn from the past in order to achieve a successful future.
Aims and objectives:
To provide pupils with a clear understanding and knowledge of the past and present and how it affects the world today. Pupils will have the opportunity to look at events that affect and shape our world. They will be observing the roots of conflicts and change and analysing these issues as well as possible solutions that can help solve the many crises humanity faces.
|Paper 1||Crime and Punishment and Whitechapel||30%|
|Paper 2||Reigns of King Richard and King John Conflict in the Middle East||40%|
|Paper 3||The USA: Conflict at home and abroad||30%|
|“Through the study of History, we learn about our past, gain benefit from our present and gain experience for our future” Kawthar ex-Year 11||
“History teaches us various skills that you can use in all studies e.g. essay skills, analysing skills and general knowledge”
Mariam ex-Year 11
“History is very interesting as it explains current affairs through the events of the past. A very enjoyable subject”
Nusayba Year 11
The subject is assessed through the GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11.
The history department have been involved in a number of trips which have proven to be both beneficial and fun for the students. Some of the trips have included:
|o Visiting Hastings and watching a live re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings o Imperial War Museum o Fortune Theatre to watch the Woman in Black o British Library- to observe remnants of the Magna Carta o London Dungeons o Hampton Court Palace o Kew Bridge steam Museum o RAF Museum o Muslim Walks o 1001 inventions by Muslims exhibition o New London Theatre to watch the War Horse o Winston Churchill’s Britain at War Museum o Victoria and Albert Museum|