HISTORY REPORT FOR THE WEB PAGE
The History Department had 44 boys write the subject for the NSC in 2011. All 44 passed. Of these 44, we achieved 14 A-symbols, which increased to 15 on remark. 14 B-symbols were also achieved, which dropped to 13 after the remark, and 11 C-symbols. This means that 88.6% of the boys, 39 out of 44, achieved a C-symbol or above.
In 2012, we have 63 boys taking the subject. Ideally, we would like to have 3 classes of History at matric level. We do have 6 boys in our current Grade 11 year who take History as an extra subject and who have a genuine interest in the subject.
Our aim in 2012 is to increase the number of A-symbols to 19 in the final exam, and we are working hard towards this goal.
An interest in History is a valuable asset in understanding the world we live in and the issues we are confronted with. Life skills learned in History, such as presenting an argument (written or verbal), identifying bias and propaganda and organizational skills, can be useful no matter what field a learner goes into once high school is finished and the ‘real’ world beckons.
The History Department at Glenwood is made up of Mrs Barnes, Mrs Blamey, Mr Dudas, Mr Robinson (who teach at the Senior level), Mr Jennings, Mr Mantle, Mr Mthabela and Mrs Powell who support at the Junior/HSS level. Their efforts are appreciated.
M. BLAMEY (MRS)
SUBJECT HEAD: HISTORY