Solid floors = support and enable
We adapt and tailor our lessons to ensure that barriers to learning and progress are removed. All the teachers in the History Department are trained and experienced in teaching students for whom English is an Additional Language. We use the CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) model to plan and deliver lessons so that students’ knowledge and understanding of History develops in tandem with their literacy skills. This involves encouraging our students to practise their English in a range of different styles and genres, e.g. news reports, group presentations and debates. Across Key Stage 3 (Year 7 - 9), we cover a varied and exciting range of topics drawn from world history including Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East and Asia, which we hope will help our students to gain a truly international sense of the past.
Studying History at BIS Hanoi involves so much more than simply memorising names and dates!