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History Department Curriculum Intent

The overriding ambition of our History curriculum is to support the school vision of enabling every child to achieve more than they think they are capable of achieving.

The intent of our curriculum is

  • To provide our students with a strong chronological understanding of major events in British and World history from the medieval era to present that allows them to assess change over time.
  • To expose pupils to a wide range of source material and historical interpretations to develop their critical thinking skills and ability to assess the reliability of information.
  • To develop a range of historical skills that not only allow pupils to understand the past but that also equip them for life beyond the classroom.
  • To examine the past through the lens of the whole spectrum of society to develop an awareness of the diversity that Britain is built on and its place in the wider world.
  • To develop pupils’ literacy skills by exposing them a wide range of reading material and opportunities to develop their academic and extended writing.

Our History curriculum aims to meet the needs of all pupils, providing each of them with a range of opportunities to learn and achieve.

We seek to ensure that all pupils receive a broad, rich, deep and knowledge rich History curriculum and that through the study of History pupils build their character and develop socially, morally and mentally as Catholics while also understanding fundamental British values and appreciating the breadth of cultural diversity and values within Britain. Furthermore our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils experience a wide variety of related learning opportunities outside of the classroom through an extensive programme of curriculum enhancement.

History Curriculum Map

history curriculum map 2023.pdf