Why do we learn history?
We study history because:
The past has led to the present, and knowing this empowers us.
We develop a complex range of skills which includes writing extended balanced arguments. This helps us to see and understand different points of view.
We can understand ourselves, our societies, our cultures in a local, national and global context.
We can contextualise and be critical of the vast amount of information which we are exposed to because the media.
Head of Department
Ms Joanne Smith
We backwards plan from KS5, and ensure that those who chose to not continue with history after the end of year 9 have been exposed to a broad and balanced curriculum, that will enable them to have a sound chronology of history through a knowledge rich curriculum of Britain and the wider world. They will also have developed their ability to write a balanced argument, historical explanation, and analysis/evaluation of sources. They will also study the idea of interpretations, and that historians and individuals have differing views on historical events. This fortifies them in their future study and in their lives, upskilling them in how they able to articulate themselves both orally and in writing. All of this gives the children the skills, knowledge, and cultural capital that they will need to be active contributors to their society throughout their lives.