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History

Our ethos is to create a firm foundation in British and European history with links to the wider world. All students have an opportunity to explore the cultural, religious and ethnic diversity of the past and how it affects current society and heritage. The curriculum aims to instil a lifelong passion for historical learning. We strive to challenge students to develop critical skills that support them in constructing reasoned and respectful arguments both verbally and in written form. To explain and argue their own viewpoints based upon their analysis of detailed evidence from the past as well as the interpretations of historians.
History is a very popular subject, our students gain valuable knowledge and understanding of the past as well as a range of skills which they can develop across the curriculum.

Source analysis is encouraged through interesting and evocative sources at every stage of their learning and our students are able to evaluate the reliability of evidence. Chronological understanding is a key part of our teaching. All students have an opportunity to explore the cultural, religious and ethnic diversity of the past and how it affects the current society. Here, students get a sense of continuity and change throughout the past. Finally, we allow the students to question various interpretations of the past and some students will be allowed to form their own interpretations of the past.

We teach in mixed ability teaching groups and offer a broad curriculum to suit a range of abilities.

All students in Key Stage 3 are assessed every half term on one of the above skills. Our students are given time to develop and reflect on their assessment work to enable them to set challenging but realistic targets for the future.