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Course Details

Pupils should extend and deepen their chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, so that it provides a well-informed context for wider learning. Pupils should identify significant events, make connections, draw contrasts and analyse trends within periods and over long arcs of time. They should use historical terms and concepts in increasingly sophisticated ways. They should pursue historically valid enquiries including some they have framed themselves, and create relevant, structured and evidentially supported accounts in response. They should understand how different types of historical sources are used rigorously to make historical claims and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed.

Purpose and Aims of Study

A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupil's curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people's lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time

Assessment Details

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Independent Learning

GCSE Modern World History
BBC Bitesize - KS3 History

Curriculum Map

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Lower History Skills
Battle of Hastings, 1066
Norman Conquest Medieval law and order
Medieval life
Tudors Tudors Renaissance
Upper The English civil war The glorious revolution and it's aftermath Industrial changes: Action and Reaction The British Empire The Seven Years war and the American War of Independence Native Peoples of North America