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Sandbach School specialises in educating boys.  Every aspect of school life is geared to create the right environment for boys to thrive. Statistically evidence from the UK and around the world demonstrates that boys achieve higher results and make better progress in single sex schools.  We make no apology for focusing upon academic achievement and setting aspirational targets for our young men.  But we balance this with a co-curricular programme of out of class activities which teaches our boys the need for hard work and effort before tasting success.  Results academically are impressive: last year 84% achieved a C or above in Maths, 78% an English qualification and 72% gained 5A*-C grades including English and Maths.  All students left with qualifications which supported their chosen pathway – many returning to our Sixth Form but others gaining prestigious apprenticeships.

In other areas our boys have also excelled.  Our aim is always to support them whatever their talent and passion and so the range of opportunity is truly expansive.  We have had elite runners taking part by invitation in the London Mini Marathon. Students who have successfully made the national finals in table tennis and cross country. We are U16 county hockey champions and U14 runners-up. U13 Cheshire football champions  and Cheshire County finalists in two other age groups. One of our students made the final of the percussion BBC Young Musician of the Year with another winning the best instrumental soloist at the National Youth Brass Band Championships. These are just a few of the successes from last year!

I hope that the website gives you a flavour of our ethos and values. If you would like to know more we warmly welcome you to visit us.

Mrs Sarah Burns

 

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History

Transition and Induction Phase (Year 7 & 8) 

Program of study

Students receive 2 lessons of History per week. Students will begin the course by developing their historical skills before moving onto a range of historical topics. In Year 7 the focus will be on local as well as English and British History – Our World. In Year 8 the focus will be on Britain’s international role in History alongside the history of global conflict - Our wider world. 

 

Assessment & Homework

Students will be assessed before each review point.

A variety of homework tasks will be set and published on ‘show my homework’.   Typically a homework should take around 30 minutes.  Examples of Homework include; research tasks, extended writing, reading homework, drafting and reflections on work done in class as well as extended projects.  

 

Year 7

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

Students will develop their historical skills by investigating the history of Sandbach School. Students will also study the foundations of the UK by studying Anglo Saxon and Viking life.

Autumn 2

Students will study one of the key turning points of British History by studying the Norman Conquest of 1066 as well as the impact of Norman rule in England.

Spring 1

Students will begin their thematic study by analysing how power changed focusing on the catastrophic effects of the Black Death and the significance of the Peasants Revolt.

Spring 2

Students will continue their exploration of changing power by studying two of the most momentous turning points in British History - Henry VIII’s reformation and Charles I’s execution.

Summer 1

In an era of revolutions in Europe and America, students will evaluate ‘Why did Britain not have a revolution?

Summer 2

Finally, bringing British History up to the 21st century students will explore the changing politics from the suffragettes to the Brexit vote.

 

Year 8

Half Term

Curriculum content

Autumn 1

As an introduction to the wider world, students will investigate the rise and fall of the British Empire and will understand the range of perspectives of the Empire.

Autumn 2

Students will study the causes, events and consequences of World War One and will complete a case study on the Battle of the Somme.

Spring 1

Widening their understanding of world history, students will investigate the USA in the 1920s to discover whether this was truly a ‘Golden Age.’

Spring 2

Building on their previous knowledge, students will understand why the world succumbed to war once again by studying the causes and development of World War Two.

Summer 1

Students will understand how the ending of World War Two using the Atom bomb sparked a new era of conflict – The Cold War

Summer 2

Students will bring together all the skills developed through their foundation stage to complete an evidenced based investigation on the assassination of JFK.

 

GCSE History information can be found HERE.

A Level History information can be found HERE.

A Level Government & Politics information can be found HERE.