The History curriculum allows students to gain a broad chronological understanding of British and connected world history from 1066 to the present day at Key Stage 3 before specialising in Elizabethan England, Medicine through Time, Germany in Transition and the Development of the UK in the 20th century at GCSE. This provides a clear balance of topics from both social and political history, encouraging students to appreciate change over time, develop an awareness of local and national history and see how British history connects to a global picture.
Students frequently revisit key skills throughout the curriculum, allowing for gradual development and eventual mastery of each. Knowledge is conveyed in a chronological manner at first to allow for a broad understanding before specialising on topics in depth at GCSE. It also ensures that students not taking History for GCSE do still develop a broad understanding of history over time.
Enrichment opportunities such as visits to London, Lincoln Castle, the Holocaust Centre and the Slavery Museum are provided alongside the schemes of learning to allow for the topics to be understood in a different context.
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