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History

Introduction

History fires pupils’ curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. Pupils develop their own identities through an understanding of history at personal, local, national and international levels. They will ask and answer questions of the present by engaging with the past. This curriculum will provide opportunities to investigate aspects of personal, family or local history. We appreciate the need for students to gain valuable learning experiences via diverse teaching and learning strategies. Students have opportunities to visit museums and historic sites across the stages, engaging pupils’ interest promoting transferrable skills for life beyond OBA. The curriculum encourages independent learning skills and the use of ICT to research the past, process historical data, select, categorise and to present their findings. Pupils investigate the history of their community, Britain, Europe and the world. Students develop a chronological overview to allow them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. OBA History lessons prepare students for the future, equipping them with knowledge and skills that are prized for adult life, enhancing employability. This curriculum offers a vast array of cross–curricular links between the Humanities and other subject areas.

Contact the staff

Ms J Goodwin
Curriculum Team Leader

Ms L Baxter
Leader of Learning

Miss C Francis Baxter
Teacher of History

Mr K Bartlett
Teacher of Geography & History

Ms R Money
Leader of Learning Geography


  • Historical skills
    Medieval Realms (1066-1400s)
    The American West
  • The Tudors and Stuarts 1485-1603
    The Industrial Revolution 1750-1900
    Black Peoples of Americas
  • GCSE History OCR J411
    The Peoples Health
    The Norman Conquest
    History Around Us- a local study.
    The Making of America 1789-1900.
    Living under Nazi rule 1933-45.
  • Edexcel History Route G
    Germany 1918-89
    Italy 1911-46
  • Edexcel History Unit 3: option 34.2
    Poverty, Public Health and state in Britain c.1780-1939.

    Edexcel History Unit 4: coursework – Cold War
  • GCSE Revision Resources
    BBC Bitesize Resources
    Past Exam Papers

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