History is all around us. The study of history ignites student’s curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world.
Through finding out about how and why the world, our country, culture and local community have developed over time, students understand how the past influences the present.
A people without a
knowledge of their past
history, knowledge and
culture is like a tree
History enables students to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people.
What they learn through history can teach them about resilience and a respect for the people and events that shaped key turning points in our past. Our intent is that our students will be offered a curriculum which is academically rigorous but also helps them to develop into well informed, curious young people who can reason, debate and challenge the world around them. We provide a sequenced history curriculum that inspires curiosity, scholarship and the capacity for students to develop their understanding. Our curriculum has a clear focus on skills and knowledge progression, from year seven through to eventual A Level, we are developing core historical skills like source analysis, evaluating Interpretations, cause and consequence, significance, discursive writing and second order concepts like change and continuity. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year.
What are they learning?
Potential Careers relating to your subject
Academic Researcher/ Archivist / Heritage Manager / Historian / Historic Buildings Inspector/Conservation Officer / Museum Education Officer / Museum/Gallery Curator / Museum/Gallery Exhibitions Officer / Secondary School Teacher / Lecturer / Researcher / Academic Librarian / Archaeologist / Barrister / Broadcast Journalist / Civil Service Administrator / Editorial Assistant / Human Resources Officer / Information Officer / Marketing / Media / Policy Officer / Police / Politics / Solicitor
History GCSE provides an opportunity for our students to develop and extend their knowledge and understanding of specified key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history; and of the wide diversity of human experience. This is achieved through the study of diverse and contrasting periods of history.