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27/05/22

The Harris Academy Rainham Geography department is excited to launch a new gardening club In the spirit of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle”, we would appreciate donations of gardening equipment, hand tools, gloves, seeds, soil, pots and anything gardening related. https://t.co/98pgR2c7pb

23/05/22

Please go to our website for details of the Y11 intervention sessions on offer during the May half term. https://t.co/lEOke73VV9

23/05/22

Year 8 and 9 Parent Information Evening Your are invited to a parent information evening on Wednesday 25th May at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. https://t.co/qxjSVYynY9

19/05/22

HAR Sixth Form Consultation: See the letters home page of our website for the latest letter from the principal with details of upcoming consultation events. https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

12/05/22

Year 10 students visited Blenheim Underwriting in Fenchurch Street yesterday as part of their mentoring programme with an award-winning charity, Future Frontiers, where they received a warm welcome from CEO John Lynch. https://t.co/KmQkj5cJop https://t.co/5Hr3boPZIy

09/05/22

Year 11 English Literature Challenge Seminars Friday Mornings 8.15-8.50 B33 with Mrs. Turker

05/05/22

Yesterday some of our Y10 students visited London firm Crawford & Co. where they met the CEO and were mentored by business professionals to develop aspirations and build a life-long engagement with learning. Full story at https://t.co/5jIPxtE3I8 https://t.co/hYsGeSbuAq

31/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day so bring some cash and buy some treats! All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal. https://t.co/0w0YfT9YLj

30/03/22

Key Stage 3 Survey for Years 7,8 and 9. It is important to us that we continue to receive feedback on your experiences and views. If you have the time could you please follow the link for our online Spring2 questionnaire. https://t.co/XSOMxrOt0c

28/03/22

Reminder. Year 7 parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details on our website at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

24/03/22

April 1st will be a "wear something yellow or blue" non-uniform day, students and staff are encouraged to donate £1. We will also have a bake sale on this day to raise some extra funds. All money raised will be donated to The British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.

24/03/22

We would like to invite you to a parent information evening on Monday 28th March 2022 at 6:00pm, where we would like to speak with you on e-safety and how you can ensure your child is protected online. Full details at https://t.co/ob1pEQBMvK

16/03/22

Y11 students were lucky to have a visit from the Principal of Newham Collegiate School, Mr Ismail. He spoke to our students about what it is like to study at a highly academic sixth form and what they should do to fully prepare in the run up to their GCSE exams. Thank you NCS! https://t.co/ksuMdOi0KN

28/02/22

The rescheduled GCSE artwork collection evening will now take place on Thursday 3rd March from 15:30 - 18:00. Please sign-in at reception upon arrival and remember to bring something to carry your sketchbooks home in.

08/02/22

Well done to Tianna, Tomas, Fiona, Daniel, Kierat and Alfie who were invited to hot chocolate with Mr Stananought and Mr Whitehead in recognition of their excellent behaviour and participation in school. https://t.co/rzS3arbKg8

07/02/22

See our website for details of our half term intervention programme for Year 11 https://t.co/bSaGtQF3wo

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Head of Department:  Miss A. Ewing

a.ewing@harrisrainham.org.uk

GCSE Ancient History is a fascinating English Baccalaureate qualifying course that involves the study of people and events across the ancient Greece, Rome, Persia, Egypt, the art, architecture and religions. The period studied, between 800 BCE and 200 CE, was when some of the most important events and intellectual innovations of human history occurred. This unique subject falls under the Classics umbrella and gives students a fascinating insight into the lives of some of the ancient world’s most charismatic leaders. It gives students a sense of perspective on the modern world and helps them to realise the profound influence and just how much of modern society can trace its origins back to the ancient world.

 

What will I study

The Persian Empire, 559-465 BC: Learn how Persian kings created the largest empire the world has ever seen. You will learn about their battles against the Greeks, including the famous battles at Marathon, Salamis and Thermopylae.

Alexander the Great 356-323 BC: You will study the origins of this legendary figure and how his campaigns against the Persian Empire influenced the course of history. You will learn about the military, religious and technological factors which enabled Alexander to conquer many lands.

The Foundations of Rome 753-440 BC: The mythical origins of Rome and how the country grew from Kingship to Democracy. You will learn about the complicated and conflict-ridden relationships between leaders, their peoples and other nations.

Cleopatra: 69-30 BC: You will learn about one of the most significant women in history. Her intelligence and alliances with the Romans, including Julius Caesar, changed not only her land of Egypt but the Roman Empire too – which lead to her downfall.

How will I be assessed

Assessment is by two written exams, each 1 hour 45 minutes in length.

Anything else I need to know

Anyone can study Ancient History! No prior knowledge is assumed – everything is taught from scratch.

You will be able to apply the skills you have learnt in KS3 History directly. There is no disadvantage to starting Ancient History in year 10.

You will learn to analyse and solve problems, interpret literary and visual evidence critically and to present clear, persuasive and informed arguments.

Ancient History is a highly regarded subject by colleges, universities and employers. Ancient History is excellent preparation for a range of careers, including law, journalism, marketing, publishing, education, archaeology, museum work, politics and the civil service.