History

"History teaches everything, including the future"

Alfonse De Lamartine

Vision

The History Department aims to inspire a love of history in our students and an appreciation of its importance, using where appropriate active learning strategies. We aim to instil a curiosity about the past, that will project forward into a life-long love of the subject.

We aim to provide a fully inclusive and challenging curriculum that inspires engagement and resilience in all learners whilst also providing them with the historical knowledge that will enable them to understand the world we live in today

Curriculum Intent

  • The History Department aims to inspire a love of history in our students and an appreciation of its importance, using where appropriate active learning strategies.We aim to instil a curiosity about the past, that will project forward into a life-long love of the subject.
  • We aim to develop in them the skills necessary to enjoy the subject to its full and to maximise their potential in it.

-This includes understanding historical concepts such as cause and consequence, continuity and change, frame enquiry questions and hypotheses.

- Students will learn how to test historical interpretations, source analysis. write analytical narratives and create their own structured essays where they are able to sustain an argument.

- We equip students to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement.

We aim to ensure that History provides students with a coherent knowledge of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Through the study of History students will understand change and how the society we live in came to be.We will enable students to explore the diversity of societies and to explore their own identity.



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