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:
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.