History Students Poetry Competition

In the February 2018 edition of the school newsletter the History Department wrote about the 80 plus Year 9 History students who had written poems on the theme of the First World War and entered them into a national poetry competition run by the ‘Never Such Innocence’ charity and promoted by the Historical Association. This […]

Lessons from Auschwitz Programme – Meghan McCauley

The Lessons from Auschwitz programme is run by the Holocaust Educational Trust and has four stages – it begins with an orientation seminar, then a trip to Poland, which is followed by another seminar, with the final stage being personal work to educate others on what we learned during the project. The orientation seminar was […]

My Visit to Auschwitz – Kriss Watson

In February, I took part in a project called ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust.  This included an Orientation Seminar, a visit to Poland and a Follow-up Seminar.  During this time, I became a Holocaust Ambassador. First of all, there was the orientation seminar in London, where I learnt about pre – […]

Year 9 meet John Fieldsend, Holocaust survivor and Kindertransport child

On January 31, and just a few days after Holocaust Memorial Day in Britain, the History Department and Year 9 students  bid a welcome return to John Fieldsend, a Holocaust survivor rescued by the Kindertransport programme,  who was visiting the Bicester School for a third time. John, now 86, was born to a Czech mother and […]

History students create poetry to remember the First World War

Over fifty Year 9 History students have written poems on the theme of the First World War and have had them entered into a national poetry competition run by the ‘Never Such Innocence’ charity and promoted by the Historical Association. Never Such Innocence is a unique project which fits into the wider series of 2014-2018 […]

History students commemorate the First World War

Once again, the History Department has participated in the Royal British Legion’s campaign to remember the fallen of the First World War, and plant a poppy at the Menin Gate. The Bicester School poppy will be planted alongside thousands of others in the 2017 Flanders Field, beside the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, close to […]

Year 11 GCSE students participate in National Holocaust Memorial consultation

At the start of term, a number of Year 11 GCSE History students were asked to be part of a consultation process which will determine the eventual winner, and designer, for the UK’s National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre. The new memorial will be based in Victoria Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament, and […]

History Students Poetry Competition

In the February 2017 edition of the school newsletter the History Department wrote about a number of Year 9 and Year 11 History students who had written poems on the theme of the First World War and entered them into a national poetry competition run by the ‘Never Such Innocence’ charity and promoted by the […]

History Department and Lessons from Auschwitz Project

The History Department are active participants in the Holocaust Educational Trust’s ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project, which involves sending two A-Level History students on a day’s visit to Auschwitz. The Lessons from Auschwitz project has been running since 1999 and over 30,000 students have taken part. As a department, we were very pleased to send Lily […]

A-Level History students visit Auschwitz

In the first week of March, we took part in the two-part ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ Project, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust, where we became Auschwitz Ambassadors. We first attended an orientation seminar, where we learnt about pre-war Jewish life, and heard from a Holocaust survivor named Rudi Oppenheimer. At the age of 12, in […]

Year 11 students and parents important exam information