Thursday 14th February 2008 by C. Freeman
Year 9 students visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to give them a taste of history GCSE. The students are currently researching World War Two, so the trip gave them a chance to see displays, artefacts, weapons and planes from the era. All the students had to complete a workbook as they toured the Normandy and Battle of Britain exhibitions. Their tasks included looking at the roles of the Allies, considering what was critical to the success of the Normandy Landings and looking at the similarities and differences between British and German military equipment.
Teacher, Dr Rowe said: 'The students were very enthusiastic and had a great time. Once they had completed their booklets, they even had time to look at Concorde, boarding the plane and looking at the cockpit. The visit gave them a practical look at topics they have been studying in the classroom and it also gave them a trial run at GCSE coursework.'