On Friday May 27th the GCSE Historians visited Brougham Castle near Penrith, as part of the preparation for their Controlled Assessment worth 25% of their final GCSE.
Brougham Castle is a great example of an old Norman keep built originally by Robert de Vieuxpont to subdue King John’s northern enemies but then extended and fortified over the next one hundred years, to become a very important stronghold against King Edward I’s enemies in Scotland. This year the History department took 102 pupils and they were all fantastic – they worked hard and focused very well on the tasks they had to complete. This was helped in part by the fact that for only the second time in seven years the weather was warm and the sun was out, ensuring that the pupils were able to complete their work without getting cold and wet!
The pupils will be using what they saw and learnt at the castle about its history, location and defences to help them complete two pieces of Controlled Assessment over the coming few weeks.
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