“The best prophet of the future is the past.” Lord Byron

Curriculum Intent

The intent of our History Curriculum is to develop and inspire a love of learning about the subject through engaging lessons and interesting content. Students who are passionate towards History are able to understand the past, in order to appreciate how the world works today. Therefore we aim for pupils to be passionate about History, to be resilient and to think for themselves about the past to understand how history shapes our world today

Pupils will achieve this through developing their interest, deep knowledge and understanding of key events at local, national and global levels.We expect pupils to be committed to the subject, enabling them to develop key skills and concepts such as; chronology, cause and consequence, change and continuity, significance and interpretation of sources. Pupils should have confidence to engage with questions and present independent decisions, which are well-written, organised and effectively supported by relevant evidence.

This will lead to success for pupils and the desire to take their studies further at GCSE, A level and beyond, as by studying History, pupils can not only gain a meaningful interest in the subject, but furthermore acquire and augment a large range of transferable skills which prepare them for both Higher Education and Employment. Understanding the social, economic and political developments in the UK and abroad should allow our young people to play a greater part in today’s society and enable them to make informed political decisions.


Curriculum Journey

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A-Level Exam Specification

A-Level History Exam Specification