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We believe that students deserve a broad and ambitious History curriculum, rich in skills and knowledge, which allows them to understand their place in the world whilst developing tolerance and compassion for their fellow citizens.

We believe that all students deserve the opportunity to access a wealth of historical experience, regardless of circumstance, economic status or ability.

We believe that all students have the ability to achieve, and should be encouraged to do so through an engaging curriculum which is tailored to their needs and experience.

Our curriculum is founded and seeks to promote our core values of respect, compassion and aspiration.

We promote Respect by:


  • Giving students the opportunity to study local, British and World history

  • Allowing students to explore and understand other cultures

  • Using site studies to allow students to explore and value the physical history all around them

  • Developing an understanding of other people and cultures

  • Understanding that more than one viewpoint can be both accurate and valid

  • Fostering a broad and balanced understanding of history, which takes into account more than one viewpoint


We promote Compassion by:


  • Allowing students to develop and understanding of chronology and explore the challenges of living in different time periods

  • Developing an understanding of the use and misuse of power, and how it can effect others

  • Understanding Britain's influence on the wider world, and the wider world's influence on us 

  • Assessing the impact of an event on different groups of people

  • Evaluating how the actions of an individual or group can affect others

  • Considering the profound or lasting impact of an action or event

  • Studying historical events from more than one perspective

  • Encouraging students to think about local and global events that occurred alongside the periods we are studying


We promote Aspiration by:


  • Inspiring students through opportunities to learn about remarkable individuals and their achievements

  • Allowing students to practise a range of historical skills

  • Broadening horizons by helping students to understand the work around them

  • Providing for a range of enriching experiences, both in and outside the classroom

  • Providing a pathway to further study

  • Giving students the opportunity to develop their historical skills and understanding by undertaking both thematic and depth studies

  • Supporting literacy by explicitly teaching reading skills and by seeking to close the word gap

  • Encouraging wider reading by exposing students to range of historical fictions and non-fiction

  • Encouraging students to question what they see and hear, and to develop critical thinking and evaluative skills

  • Teaching students to recognise and critically evaluated misinformation, disinformation or propaganda

  • Developing confidence in discussion and debate

  • Making history relevant by showing how pas events have shaped today's world.

Useful Websites

1B Germany, 1890–1945: Democracy and dictatorship

Conflict and tension, 1918–1939

2B Britain: Power and the people: c1170 to the present day

Elizabethan England, c1568–1603

Students in history lesson
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