History summary – Y10

Year 10 Historians have been building on their workshop with Warwick University’s History department at the end of Autumn Term by learning how to assess a source’s utility for an enquiry. As part of their Whitechapel case study on the Crime and Punishment paper, students have been analysing sources about policing and the social context of Whitechapel in the late 19th century.

Year 10 are becoming experts at annotating sources to help evaluate their content and provenance and presenting their arguments through extended writing.

History summary – Y9

Following their study of the causes of the First World War and Elvin’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony, Year 9 Historians have been studying how different people experienced World War One.

To present their knowledge of what life was like for soldiers in the trenches on the Western Front, pupils chose between writing a newspaper report informing the public of conditions in the trenches or a more personal letter home from a soldier.

Pupils combined their creative writing and artistic skills with their detailed historical knowledge to create some thoughtful and moving pieces of work.

 

Winter concert 2022

At the end of last term, pupils performed in our annual Winter showcase. This was an event which incorporated a range of different art forms from our wonderful Elvin band debuting their first performance of Blinding Lights, our ballet club, solo vocalists and a Christmas Carol performance from our Year 10 Performing Arts class. We had a full audience in the assembly hall and we even had a special VIP in the audience - Brent's MP, Barry Gardiner. 

KS4 trips

Year 10 and 11 GCSE Music pupils had a great visit to the Royal Festival Hall in December. Pupils went to watch the set works they are studying being played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. It was a great day out with getting other snippets of wider listening and some music analysis too.