Congratulations to the PGS History department who this week found out they had been given a Gold Award under the Historical Association Quality Mark Scheme.

Inspectors from the Historical Association came in to school, observed lessons and spoke to pupils as part of their assessment.  The inspectors reported that the teaching was motivating, focused on knowledge, skills and concepts and extremely well-monitored, all of which has led it to being a popular subject within the school.  

“One would have to travel a long way to find another school that has gone to so much trouble to consider a rationale for their curriculum,” commented the inspection report. “It is undoubtedly the case that any student fortunate enough to be taught in this department has a wealth of opportunities and experiences. Whilst recognising its traditions and priorities, particularly results, the department recognises the need to evolve and does so thoughtfully and systematically.”

Headmaster James Priory commented, “This is a fantastic achievement for our History department and reflects the hard work and passion that they all put in to teaching their subject.  With the recent award for our Maths department, it underlines the excellent Independent Schools Inspectorate report received for the whole school earlier this year which recognised teaching and learning at PGS as being excellent.”