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At Castle Rock High School the History curriculum endeavours to fire students' curiosity and imagination, moving and inspiring them with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past.

The students develop their knowledge and understanding of History at a personal, local, national and international level which in return develops their own identities, questioning ability and ability to make informed judgement about the present by engaging with the past.

As the students develop knowledge of their community, Britain, Europe and the world. They develop a chronological overview that enables them to make connections within and across different periods and societies. They investigate Britain's relationships with the wider world, and relate past events to the present day. They answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and learn to substantiate any arguments and judgements they make.

History prepares pupils for the future, equipping them with knowledge and skills that are prized in adult life, enhancing employability and developing an ability to take part in a democratic society. It encourages mutual understanding of the historic origins of our ethnic and cultural diversity, and helps pupils become confident and questioning individuals.


Schemes of Learning:

Year 7

The History Mystery

Invading for Victory

Life and Death in the Middle Ages

Rules and Religion in the Middle Ages


Year 8

The Tudors

The Slimy Stuarts

The Industrial Revolution


Year 9

World War 1

World War 2

The History of the Modern Era