On Friday the 15th of February, history students in Y11 attended an incredible “Hitler on Trial” session, by Josh Brooman. They were gifted a unique opportunity not only to refine their crucial exam skills, but to explore further into the reality of Hitler’s dictatorship prior to World War Two.
Firstly, the students participated in a Grade-booster workshop, in which the workshop leaders (including professional examiners) elaborated on what the GCSE examiners are looking for, in addition to what makes an exemplary answer. This gave the students a chance to put their own marking skills to the test, as well as the chance to make valuable notes for future reference.
Subsequent to this, Y11 watched an entertaining, engaging and informative courtroom drama, “The Trial of Adolf Hitler”, in which they imagined Adolf Hitler had been captured during the Second World War and was out on trial, watching as members of the jury. Despite knowing the harrowing truth of his Nazi autocracy, this was a golden opportunity to think outside of the box using critical thinking to evaluate other possible outcomes based on the specific charges offered. Furthermore, the incredible actors implemented factual details of the events that were carried out, enhancing their knowledge for the upcoming GCSE’s.
Finally, the students were given a short interval to allow them to decide on a verdict, all votes being counted. Ultimately, Hitler was found to be innocent (shockingly!) However, they concluded the production with him still meeting his fatal demise, being shot as a part of the excellent performance!
A huge thank you to Mr Moth, Miss Preston, Mrs Montague, Mr Blay and Miss Grobien for working with the Y11 students prior to their fast-approaching GCSEs, in order to strengthen their exam skills and boost their knowledge on the required content, as well as the great teachers for accompanying the students on their journey to success!
Written by Ayah, Year 11.