The importance of History .

The study of this subject helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at a personal, local, national and international level. Learning about the past helps pupils have a better understanding about the world in which they live.
One definition of this subject is that it is a "study of the lives of men, women and children in the past, what they did and how they did it". This raises questions, why did they do it? How do we know? How do we find out about it?

Curricular aims

Learning and undertaking activities in history contribute to the whole school ethos of achievement for all young people in becoming successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

The curriculum is designed to provide a study of men, women and children in the past. The learning experiences will be structured to ensure full understanding of the subject matter, success and progress. This will develop confidence and reinforce pupils' positive self-image


Year 7
Autumn What's it all about?
Spring How hard was life for medieval people



Year 8
Autumn The English Civil War
Spring France 178994: why was there a revolution?


Year 9
Autumn Divided Ireland - Why has peace been so hard to achieve in Ireland?
Spring How and why did the Holocaust happen?


Year 10
Autumn The legend of Robin Hood
Spring The Vietnam War
Summer Life in the Trenches


Year 11
Autumn The Home Front during World War 2
Spring Victorian Britain Domestic Life
Summer The ancient Greeks

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Fieldwork in History


Fieldwork is of great educational value. It places children in practical learning situations which involve a variety of skills and provides opportunities for the child to learn more about his/herself, the community and the environment

Developed Throughout

Fieldwork will begin in Year 7 and be developed throughout the school as an integral part of the course. It will be closely united with the work in the classroom and should develop logically outside lessons. The preparation and follow up work are essential to the success of the fieldwork exercise. Units of accreditation at Key Stage 4 involve a greater depth of fieldwork