Department Aims

Following the course in History it is envisaged that the pupils will be encouraged to:

  • develop a personal interest in why history matters and be inspired, moved and changed by studying a broad, coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study
  • develop their knowledge and coherent understanding of selected periods, societies and aspects of history
  • develop an awareness of how the past has been represented, interpreted and accorded significance for different reasons and purposes
  • develop the ability to ask relevant questions about the past and to investigate them critically using a range of sources in their historical context
  • actively engage in the process of historical enquiry to develop as effective and independent learners and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • organise and communicate their historical knowledge and understanding in creative and different ways and reach substantiated judgements
  • recognise that their historical knowledge, understanding and skills help them understand the present and also provide them with a basis for their future role as active citizens in employment and society in general, as well as for the possible further study of history.


Key Stage 3

Within Key Stage 3 Pupils are taught a variety of topics that help them develop the aims of the department