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The History department strives to deliver consistent, challenging and thought-provoking lessons. It is important that students realise that the people here before us, though similar to us in many ways, were also remarkably different. It is also important that students understand how our society has evolved, and why we are what we are now.
The story of the past is a fascinating one and we place great importance on how we know what happened, by studying the evidenceavailable and using the discipline of history to create great historians.
The most important skills we cultivate are the development of strong subject knowledge and the ability to read widely and write clearly. To get better at History as a discipline is to develop knowledge of history.
History is a literary subject in an increasingly non-literary world. In History, pupils will go beyond videos and the internet and go into books. Good factual knowledge and understanding of the past can only come from wide reading. Extended writing is another fundamental skill of History. But we do not want chroniclers; our pupils critically assess the past and develop their own views on which explanations seem most convincing; thereby developing their critical thinking skills.
Long term plans for each year group can be downloaded below.
|Year 7 History LTP||12th Nov 2020||Download|
|Year 8 History LTP||12th Nov 2020||Download|
|Year 9 History LTP||12th Nov 2020||Download|
|Year 10 History LTP||12th Nov 2020||Download|
|Year 11 History LTP||12th Nov 2020||Download|
|Year 12 History LTP||12th Nov 2020||Download|
|Year 13 History LTP||12th Nov 2020||Download|