The Importance of History
History fires pupils‘ curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices
and beliefs of people in the past. It helps pupils develop their own identities through an understanding
of history at personal, local, national and international levels. It helps them to ask and answer
questions of the present by engaging with the past.
History is taught as laid down in the National Curriculum.
The areas covered are as follows:-
- Ancient Greece
- Tudor Times
- Ancient Egyptians
- Victorian Britain
Key Stage 3
Key Concepts will involve work on chronology, diversity, change and continuity, cause and consequence, significance and interpretation.
Overall theme: Getting to understand how Britain became as it is.
Our Locality – an understanding of their heritage within and around Redditch.
The Planet We Share – an understanding of how scientific discoveries through history have altered our knowledge and understanding of the world.
Water – an understanding of voyages of trade and discovery. How they brought foreign influences to Britain.
Overall theme: - Who Rules?
Turning Points – the transition of political power from Monarch to Parliament.
Economic – the changing relationship between England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. How they became united.
Changing Cultures - the History of Modern China, assessing conflicts that occurred and the role of communism.