Students of History learn to collect evidence and use good judgement to make logical and fact-based arguments. This means History is highly valued for many University courses (even subjects not necessarily related to History, such as Accounting). Usually, you will need to take History at GCSE in order to study the subject at a higher level. 

Example career paths: Museums/Heritage, Law, Research, Civil Service, Human Resources


History Curriculum Intent

History aims to provide all pupils with a high-quality education that will help them gain a broad, balanced & coherent understanding of the rich vibrancy of Britain’s past and its unique interconnections with the wider world.

It has at its heart a desire to fire pupils’ curiosity and give them a thirst for learning about the past.

To this end pupils are challenged to understand the complexity of people’s lives in the past, the significance of key events and the process of change overtime, all within the context of their own lives.

The history curriculum is designed to equip all pupils with an ability to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments & refine their perspective and judgement.

In this way it is intended to support the development of the whole child and furnish them with key concepts and key skills that enable them to achieve the extraordinary.