History

The History curriculum encourages pupils to investigate the world around them through whole class and independent enquiry, looking at different cultural and social developments and key events of the past. Students learn through a range of traditional academic skills; source analysis, comprehension and historical concepts such as cause and consequence as well as Personnel Learning and Thinking skills such as group, paired activities, enactments and role-plays, debates, 3D modelling projects and investigations.

Through the study of history, we hope pupils will be able to understand the world around them and navigate the complexity of modern life as they become young adults. They will be able to ask perceptive questions about changes in society, the reasons for conflict and the consequences of decision. Students are encouraged to think critically and form judgments and conclusions based on evidence. Embedding lifelong skills that they will continue to develop long after leaving school.

We have developed our curriculum to meet the needs of our pupils, taking into consideration their different experiences of History at KS2 and the exposure they might have had within the wider context of living in Lincolnshire. The curriculum maintains a chronological sequence starting with the investigation of the Tollund Man who died in the 5th century in Y7 to the social and political changes in America at the end of the 20th century in Y11.

Each of the units studies adheres to the Huminites enquiry model. Pupils use transferable skills to form their own and class investigation. Using historical concepts to explore and evaluate evidence. Where possible units’ emphasis local links such as the Battle of Winceby in the study of the English Civil War. Equally pupils are given the opportunity to broaden their focus from local and British History to World History through independent extended learning studies of different Historical periods elsewhere in the world.

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

Enrichment Opportunities

 

Lincolnshire is a culturally rich county featuring many historical sites and places of significance linked to our curriculum such as Lincoln Castle, National Holocaust Centre and Gainsborough Old Hall.