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Curriculum Team Leader: Mr. L O’Keefe

Key information about subject: 

History skills are extremely useful across many subjects and later on in life. It’s   not just about the writing, but judging how useful information can be and using that information to argue a point of view.

Over the years, the department has achieved many successes; we are proud to say we achieve better results than the national average at GCSE. Teachers in our department embrace new innovative techniques and frequently update our teaching methods to help raise standards and encourage more progress in our pupils.

Above all, our aim is to bring History to life by making lessons interesting, enjoyable and accessible to all. Along the way we hope pupils will gain in confidence and learn to tolerate and understand different views and opinions – whilst having fun!

Curriculum Intent

In History we aim to help pupils understand the difficult interwoven narrative of the past, we help them understand it is okay to question the past and our views and opinions of the past.  We want pupils to thinking critically and to be able to use evidence to understand the world they live in, but also to question where that evidence has come from and why it was created in the first place.  

We aim to:  

·         Promote the ability to question the past and the world we live in.

·         Develop enquiring minds capable of reason, independent and critical thought.

·         Celebrate the diversity of our shared past to foster tolerance and respect.

·         Transform and deepen learning through rich and memorable experiences both in and outside of the classroom.

Curriculum Mapping

Things we do in History

Useful websites

Great for Conflict and Tension unit and the Germany Depth study.

All of the Health and the People videos on you tube are very good.

There are several useful Germany videos on BBC teach too.

Some useful Treaty of Versailles videos.

BBC Bitesize is a bit limited at the moment

The old BBC Bitesize still has lots of useful content.