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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, and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by other nations.

We aim to develop students' understanding of the chronology of the broader world in order for them to have a context of the modern-day world in which they live in today. Through the history lessons, we aim to teach students how to learn from the past to promote British values such as democracy and rule of law


History is taught to all students at Key Stage 3 following the National Curriculum. At key stage 3, pupils are taught the following topics:

Britain before 1066, the Norman Conquest, castles, religion in the Middle Ages, life in the Middle Ages, rulers, health and medicine, justice in Medieval Britain, wars of the Middle Ages and change over time, life in Tudor Britain, a world of discovery, Elizabeth I, the Stuarts, England at war, Cromwell's Commonwealth, the Restoration and change over time, from farming to factories, transport, an age of invention, industrial towns, the Slave Trade, Britain and France, the British in India, the fight for rights, the British in Ireland and change over time.

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