Studying History can help students develop their own identities through an understanding of History at personal, local, national and international levels. As they develop their understanding of the nature of historical study, students are encouraged to ask and answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and learn to substantiate any arguments and judgments they make. As well as encouraging a mutual understanding of the historic origins of our ethnic and cultural diversity, History prepares students for the future, equipping them with knowledge and skills that are prized throughout life, enhancing employability and developing an ability to take part in a democratic society.
We teach History chronologically, thereby encouraging students to build a chronological framework of historical periods which will enable them to place new knowledge in its historical context as well as consider change and continuity within and across different periods of history. Our aim is for students to be able to:
Download the History Curriculum Map for detailed information on topics and homework requirements.
Key Stage 4 Options
Traditional Pathway - students MUST choose either history or geography as Option 1, and can choose either of these subjects as Option 3 if they wish.
Open and Vocational Pathway - students can choose GCSE History as an option.