Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Year 9 Revision Renaissance

This LINK will direct you to the jumbled version of the blank sheet you were given in class today.  Un-jumble and complete please.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Year 7 Greek Myths

Describe on of the Greek Myths either as a film poster, poem, story or cartoon strip.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Year 9 Essay Plan

The Church was most responsible for the lack of progress in medicine and health during the Middle Ages?

P – The Church was responsible because it restricted access to information
Ev – Medical books by Galen and Hippocrates were all handwritten by Monks and access was restricted.
Explanation – In this way the Church prevented people from learning or testing the knowledge in these books and relied on religious interpretations of medicine and health for wellbing.  The only people who have seen the books would not challenge the Church they belong to.

P – Limited access to Healthcare, ie Hospitals.
Ev – Why was access restricted to Monastery Hospitals?
Ex – Why do the scarcity and rules governing theses Hospitals hold up change.

P – Warfare
Ev -?
Ex - ?
The Church links to the factors I have written above (how)
However, remove the Church and (what would have happened)

However, over time even Warfare would help speed up change because…

Year 9 Medieval Medicine

This term has been all about the following

(Only Medieval)

The key question has been:
'How far did the Church prevent changes in ideas about Medicine and Health in the Middle Ages?'

The key themes have been
- Access to information (Galen & Hippocrates)
- Monastery Hospitals
- Surgery (Physicians & Barber Surgeons)
- Apoethecaries

The main factors influencing medical ideas were:


Treatments were limited to Herbal or prayer in whatever form.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Year 7 Titanic

Why did so many people die on the Titanic?

Make 3 points, using a piece of evidence and explanation for each.

Point - I think so many people died becuase of?
Evidence - This was when...
Explanation - This caused so many people to die because...

Tip:  Make sure your explanation is visually longer than you Point and Evidence, this means you've likely explained in enough detail.

Things you could write about: (remember only write about three)

  • Lifeboats
  • Binoculars
  • Radio trnasmissions
  • Myth of the 'unsinkable' Titanic
  • Atlantic temperatures
  • Engine Fire

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Lesson Objective is to improve understanding of how to write a conclusion
Examples of Conclusions:

Example from Y8:
The issue of Money was most important in causing the English Civil War?

Context: Pupils have been taught that there were 3 factors, Religion, Power and Money.

Overall Religion was the most important cause of the Civil War.  King Charles’ religious beliefs convinced him he alone had the right to act in spite of the will or advice of Parliament. This caused the power traditionally shared between Monarch and Parliament to become unstable.  Parliament make money for the King in the form of taxation and Parliament had become suspicious of the Kings motives for the country based on his marriage to a French, Royal Catholic. Although the Kings actions in 1642, attempting to arrest MPs who disagreed with him, conflict had been brewing as Puritanism had been steadily growing in numbers and power since the Elizabethan Religious settlement.

1. Task highlight the LIT.

2. TASK, attempt to write your conclusion using these three processes to the following:

Your last piece of exam writing on Elizabeth. (done last week)
Your first piece of exam writing on Elizabeth. (done 3 weeks ago)

TASK: Now apply this to the following question you attempted last year on Medicine:

There was rapid development in the identification of causes of disease between 1750-1900. How far do you agree?

·      Edward Jenner found a cure for Smallpox in 1796
·      Louis Pasteur published Germ Theory in 1861
·      Robert Koch identified the bacteria that cause several common diseases in the 1880s

TASK: Can you produce a LIT conclusion.