Big congratulations to our students Lizzie and Eildh who won the first round of the School’s Parliamentary Debate Competition last night. They are now through to the Semi Final on 16 November and one step closer to the finals at the Houses of Parliament in December!

 The Competition is non-Party political. Teams consist of two students from years 10 to 13. They are required to expound views they do not necessarily hold, for the sake of debate and motions chosen are designed to be topical. Marks are awarded for debating skills and style as well as the substance of the argument. We are incredibly proud of them and wish them luck in the next round.

collagehistorydate18On Wednesday 10 October the History Department ran a new enrichment event for the first time. The History speed dating event involved over twenty talented young historians from Year 11 working with a small group of Year 13 A-Level History students.  The aim of the event was to give advice to Year 11 students on how to gain access to the top grades and to give them a better insight into what studying History at Post 16 involves.

The event was a great success, with a real buzz in the room. Both year groups found the experience worthwhile.

Comments from students who attended included:-

“I found this event very helpful and look forward to doing History for A-Level.”

“I really enjoyed seeing how the Year 11s engaged and made conversation to get to know the A-Level course.”

“It was fun and I learnt a lot about A-Level History. The advice and tips were very helpful.”

Miss Smith

History – Subject Leader

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Walton High students continue to receive a quality geographical education.

The SGQM is a prestigious award that recognises quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development and learning and teaching in schools. All of the awarded schools undergo a rigorous moderation process, and the National Moderation Team were hugely impressed by the manner in which schools are continuing to embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching geography. The SGQM recognises student attainment, progress and achievement in geographical knowledge, understanding, values and skills, and sets expectations about the quality of teaching in geography. It promotes effective subject leadership and management, helping subject leaders raise the standard of geography in their schools.

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