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Blakehurst High School

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Forensic archaeology

Forensic archaeology is a school-developed elective history. Students undertake a 200-hour course over two years.

The focus on forensic archaeology is to provide opportunities for students to explore human actions in a range of historical contexts and to encourage them to develop an understanding of motivation, causation, consequence and empathy.

In Year 9, students focus on refining the process of historical inquiry and developing historical skills. The topics include:

  • Topic 1: Constructing History¬†e.g. Archaeology
  • Topic 2: Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Societies e.g The life and Significance of Henry VIII
  • Topic 3: Thematic Studies e.g. Heroes and Villians.

In Year 10, students focus on applying the skills they have developed to investigate a number of 19th and 20th Century mysteries including:

  • Anastasia and the Romanovs
  • Azaria Chamberlain
  • Jack the Ripper
  • The Pyjama Girl Mystery.