History Curriculum Intent Statement
To enrich all students to become competent scholars of the past.
To both promote a curiosity about how the study of the past shapes the thinking, actions and values of young people in the present and the future. To support the development of students into confident historians. Students will develop the ability to ask the right questions and use a range of evidence with confidence and produce beautiful work, crafted with pride.” Learning will be supported by high quality teaching and modelling of historical literacy, alongside a developing understanding of a coherent, chronological narrative of British, European and World History. Students will be provided with the knowledge and understanding to interpret the world in which they live in order to challenge or support the values of the future. In understanding their own identity, students will gain a respect for people of the past and be able to communicate their findings with clarity.
A high-quality history education should enable all pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to research the past and understand how it forms the future. 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.
Themes in History
The topics we study will be divided into the following theme in Key Stage Three. These are continued into GCSE and A Level
Government and Power
Trade, Empire and Economic Growth
Societies and Culture
Topics Covered in Key Stage Three:
*Studied in GCSE **Studied in A Level ***Studied at both GCSE and A Level
Paper One – Breadth Study focusing on Nature of Warfare c1250 – Present Day. This paper also has a Historical Enquiry section – this focuses on London and Second World War
Paper Two – Period Study focusing on Superpower Relations and Cold War c1941 – 1991. British Depth Study focused on Early Elizabethan England 1558 – 1588.
Paper Three – Skills Paper focusing on Weimar and Nazi Germany c1918 – 1939
Paper One – Britain 1625 – 1701: Conflict, Revolution and Settlement
Paper Two – Russia in Revolution c1894 – 1924
Paper Three – Germany 1870 – 1991: United, Divided and Reunited.
A coursework assignment based on Cold War.