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01/03/24

A great day of sport yesterday with our U14 Rugby team competing in the 7’s Tournament at and our U15 Cricket team competing in the Outer London Finals. Fantastic play from both teams and especially from our players of the tournament Eve HP 🏉 and Aditi A 🏏 pic.twitter.com/d0IV5uH3hI— Waldegrave Sports () February 28, 2024

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28/02/24

🏛️Dr Efi Spentzou from recently hosted a number of workshops with our students exploring Erysichthon's tale, unraveling themes of greed & hubris. Their visionary plan? Optimising green spaces on our school grounds. Thank you for helping us shape a greener future!🌱 pic.twitter.com/MyOtfdcKgk— Waldegrave School () February 28, 2024

21/02/24

Count us in🙌 We can’t wait to see everyone else there! Don’t miss out on the fun, buy a ticket on ParentPay today before they sell out!🤩 https://t.co/q9gWOAVL6y— Waldegrave School () February 21, 2024

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07/02/24

In celebration of yesterday, we’re sharing essential tips for parents for promoting internet safety at home. Read below to find out how to help create a safer digital environment!💻🔒 Head over to our Instagram for our top tips for students! pic.twitter.com/0id42L6I46— Waldegrave School () February 7, 2024

06/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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05/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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31/01/24

Waldegrave Medical Society gained invaluable insights from Dr. Kaamil Farooqi's recent visit. During his talk he discussed his current job at Inspire Dental as well as answering questions about dentistry careers and giving his top interview prep tips!🌟#Dentistry pic.twitter.com/PkXZoKVtyl— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Following Year 10’s Speak Out workshop, students delivered their speeches to our Year 9s, where Emilia and Uma emerged as the winners. They will represent Waldegrave at the Richmond Regional Final in March. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/ZXya4sdHUx— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

🎉 Well done to the group of students who tackled the Oxford University Computing Challenge earlier this month! Their computational and logical thinking skills were on full display. Well done to everyone for their dedication and hard work!💡 pic.twitter.com/fIBa49r7si— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 10 students recently delved into the world of bioengineering at !🔬 From exploring hand biomechanics to understanding backbone shape and ventilator physics, they embraced with enthusiasm. Proud to inspire future women in science!👩‍🔬 pic.twitter.com/NvhhsgQlfS— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 9 students had a profound experience at Richmond Synagogue as we marked . They listened to Agnes Kaposi's remarkable journey as a Holocaust Survivor, embracing values of citizenship, dialogue, and diversity. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/79EPCWgcoB— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

31/01/24

🎉 Wrapping up an eventful first month of the Spring Term and 2024! 📚 From engaging guest speakers to exciting field trips, our students have been on a roll! Stay tuned as we share some of the fantastic moments we've shared at Waldegrave this month. — Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

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30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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24/01/24

A huge thank you for visiting us and delivering an inspiring talk to our students today! Your discussion on and resonated with our students. Your time and passion are greatly appreciated!🙌✨ https://t.co/ZOkM5qsF9W— Waldegrave School () January 24, 2024

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04/01/24

Did you have a fantastic festive break?🎄Share your favourite holiday moments with us in the comments!✨As we step into the New Year, we wish you all joy and success. We are excited to welcome everyone back for the Spring Term starting this Monday!🌷💖#2024NewYear pic.twitter.com/TcA5LBzK9A— Waldegrave School () January 4, 2024

History

We aim to create the very best historians.  We challenge students to think, act and speak like those working in the field would, to research thoroughly, weigh up evidence, understand chronology, evaluate interpretations and develop arguments.  We do this by a consistent approach across the department ensuring all students develop the range of skills needed to become confident in their own opinions, make well-supported judgements and learn to express themselves articulately using historical vocabulary. 

The purpose of our curriculum is to give students a broad (mostly chronological) knowledge and understanding of significant people, events and developments and their impact, from the classical world to the 21st century. Within this, there will be aspects of depth study and aspects of thematic study.  

Our enjoyable Key Stage 3 curriculum aims to provide a good foundation and smooth transition for those who opt to study History at GCSE and A Level.  We start with developing students' chronological understanding with the creation of timelines and historical overviews. This is followed by three years of enquiry based lessons covering a range of historical periods and topics including the Middle Ages; The Silk Roads, the Tudors, African Kingdoms; Industrial Revolution; Empire, Rights of Women and War in the 20th century. During lessons students are introduced to key historical concepts and skills including change and continuity; significance; causation and interpretations which provide students with the tools to fire their curiosity and start asking interesting questions about the past.

The Key Stage 4 curriculum provides students with the opportunity to develop these foundational skills and apply them in a more sophisticated way to new areas of study. Our breadth study on the History of Medicine, 1250 - Present provides students with the opportunity to study a topic over an extended period of time. This contrasts with a depth study of Germany 1919-39, which examines the challenges of starting a new democracy in post WW1 Germany, and the reasons for Hitler’s ascent to power. The course is completed with two further studies: Elizabethan England and the American West. At KS4 students' enjoyment becomes more intellectual, enabling students to articulate their ideas more effectively in class discussions as well as on paper in extended writing tasks.

Students who choose to continue History at Key Stage 5 start their A Level with a study of two Communist States in the twentieth century: Russia and China.  Here students start to ask more complex questions which help them to understand issues relevant to the modern world, e.g. why economies sometimes fail;  whether the idea of communism was successful and how successful revolutionaries are as rulers. The coursework unit of A Level is valuable preparation for degree level study where the students learn to work as an historian, researching areas of academic debate and formulating their own extended responses to key historical questions. The Tudor unit on rebellion and disorder, 1485-1603 provides students with the opportunity to study the enormous political and religious changes of the period which marked the beginning of our modern nation state.

Underpinning all aspects of our curriculum is the importance of students being able to see themselves represented in the past so they understand their place in the present. We aim to deliver a diverse outward looking curriculum which examines some of the key events which shaped the Britain we live in today such as the arrival of the Empire Windrush in 1948 which brought some of the first post-war migrants from the Caribbean to Britain. We also cover areas of non European history including African Kingdoms; Silk Roads and the American West. 

Beyond the curriculum we offer students the opportunity to attend an exciting programme of talks from professional historians on a diverse range of topics. 

History Learning Plan