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We teach History

  • Enthuse students with a love of history. History fires pupils’ curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past.
  • Prepare pupils for their future, equipping them with the knowledge and skills prized in adult life. Giving them the historical context to life in modern Britain and preparing them to take part in a democratic society.
  • Ensure students have an awareness of local, national and international history; the challenges people across the world and in the past have faced.
  • Enable students to use critical thinking to understand and forge their own place in the world.
  • Create independent learners with the knowledge and skills to be able to question facts and opinions and form evidence-based arguments. An important skill in the inter-connected modern world.
  • Enable students to cultivate their literacy skills to confidently express themselves verbally and through the evaluation of historical evidence in extended writing.
  • Give students the tools to engage with the study of history as an ever changing and active subject.
  • Develop students understanding of key historical concepts such as chronology and key themes such as empire, democracy, power and religion. Students will see these themes returned to in each year of their studies.

Curriculum Maps

Year 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 History