'A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots' - Marcus Garvey 1938

Curriculum intent and aims

We take inspiration from the Schools History Project and Historical Association’s principles about the teaching of History and we believe students should take a passion for learning about their past, into their future.

Through their study of History, we aim to:

• Provide students with a deeper understanding of the present, through engaging with the past.

• Expose students to the mistakes of the past and encourage them to become curious about the choices of their ancestors.

• Provide students with historical evidence so they can develop their own values and opinions, and begin to question the past.

• Give students an understanding of tolerance for other religions and races through the teaching of a range of historical periods and cultures.

• Generate an enjoyable and life enhancing experience that provides the stepping stone for life-long thinking and engagement in History.


The 5 Meta-Concepts that underpin History are:

  • Change
  • Continuity
  • Causation
  • Consequence
  • Significance

The curriculum sequence and course specifications can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Curriculum Sequence - History GCSE specification link:

GCSE Specification - History 

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