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Which staff member is being given an award at 1830 this evening by a member of Royalty?! Click on the link to find out!


We welcomed and to the academy yesterday for our Year 8 Safety First day. A fascinating day with some fantastic sessions and great interaction from our girls.


Poppy Appeal - Thanks received from Royal British Legion


Encourage your child's voice to be shared...calling all budding authors!


RAD Contemporary Dance company in rehearsal - looking forward to seeing the actual performance as this is fantastic!


HGABR Readathon – Read for Good! Help your child’s literacy by encouraging participation in our sponsored read; to help with providing mobile libraries and storytellers to sick children in hospital. It’s a win, win!


A work experience programme will allow students to network with colleagues and learn first-hand about the role and career routes within the company. These degree schemes see students attending university, gain a degree with either full or partial funding.


Year 12 and 13 attended a session PWC's Pathway to Flying Start scheme which offers an insight into degree apprenticeship and school leaver opportunities. Participants are invited to join Pwc's work experience programme for students interested in either accountancy or technology.


Our Year 12 Health and Social Students loved hearing about the amazing work of the Charity when Michelle joined us for our lesson on Friday. Students reflecting on the many roles in the H&SC sector and how they can get involved in the charity!


Who's getting a Christmas feeling?!


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Remembrance Day: To commemorate Remembrance Day and remember the fallen soldiers throughout history and all present conflicts, each class created a poppy and as a school we gathered together in an assembly for a two-minute silence.


Ellie shared that when she first considered becoming a Barrister, she told her dad she was not sure if it was for people like her and from her background. He responded, "If you won't do it, how will that ever change?" An Inspiring message for our students.


Our local MP, Ellie Reeves, visited HGABR today and spoke to students about her path into Law, Politics and her experience as a woman.


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Retweetd From HPA Kent House

Happy Diwali to those celebrating today 🕯️ Follow the link to find out more about this Hindu festival and why it is celebrated


Our former student Rachel Reeves Reeves faced a 'grilling' from HGABR sixth formers which was referenced in an Evening Standard article!


Rachel Reeves: ‘Speeches won’t change lives, Labour needs to win elections’

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History fires pupils' curiosity, enabling them to delve into a myriad past societies and cultures.

The department aims to create independent-minded, critically thoughtful and enquiring students by:

  • Increasing knowledge of historical periods, people, trends and events – both to develop and retain a rich understanding of the past and to ensure students possess powerful knowledge that makes them ‘culturally literate’. All students should feel empowered through their understanding of their own culture and how they can fit into, and positively influence, the world around them.
  • Providing opportunities to study both representative and diverse histories for each student. This includes the study of a range of local sites.
  • Working like a historian – considering the second order concepts and being able to work with sources of evidence. Students should be able to evaluate the opinions of others, by looking beyond their words to the evidence that these ideas are grounded on. From this, students can make their own informed judgements. This in turn will allow them to communicate and debate effectively.

Curriculum plan - further details of the curriculum can be found in the curriculum plan below.

A more detailed breakdown regarding subject content can be found on the exam board website using the following links:

Edexcel GCSE History

Edexcel A Level History

Textbooks and useful resources

Each year group and topic is fully equipped with textbooks and resources. Resources and planned lessons can be found on the shared drive.

The GCSE courses use a combination of Pearson and Hodder Edexcel GCSE 9-1 textbooks for each unit. Students or parents should speak to the class teacher about useful revision guides.


Curriculum Plan History 22nd Feb 2021 Download
History Careers 25th Nov 2021 Download