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In Year 5 and Year 6, history is taught by the lower school teachers and topics follow on chronologically up to Year 7 and 8 where subject specialists deliver lessons. This allows students to have an overview from the Ancient World up to the Holocaust. The topics studied include:

· The Legacy of the Anglo-Saxons

· The British monarchy through time

· The Industrial Revolution

· Benin

· The Holocaust


Our aim in history is to focus our enquiries around the second order concepts: change and continuity, similarity and difference, cause and consequence, significance and interpretations. Our History curriculum has been carefully mapped against prior and future learning and three over-arching themes are built upon throughout each child's learning in History: Power and Conflict, Change and Continuity and Achievement.

Learning is supported by both external visits and guest visitors to enhance the provision and engagement for our children.


Students in years 7 and 8 will complete an independent half-termly project, which aims to enthuse and engage them with their learning and is based on the topics that they are studying.