History at Brockington College is taught through a chronological approach whilst drawing out key historical themes throughout our programme of study. All the different types of history such as political, social, economic and cultural history are covered and our teaching philosophy reflects the diverse society in which we live and aims to ensure that young historians have a clear understanding of the key events that have shaped local, national and world history from the medieval period to the present day. We also believe that is important for pupils to have an appreciation of experiences for rich and poor, men, women and children and different ethnic groups during different periods of the past in order to establish a broadly based understanding of the past. Students will develop key historical skills alongside a knowledge and understanding of history that helps them to gain a better understanding of the diverse world in which we live. The history department pillars of curriculum intent outline our vision for students.  In order to develop students that can live life to the full in history we will:

  • carefully select the vocabulary to teach and focus on
  • investigate links between words and their composite parts
  • use activities to engage students with developing the use of key terminology
  • explicitly model the conventions of historical analysis and evaluation
  • prioritise reading as a means of engagement
  • communicate points of view
  • use feedback to investigate knowledge and understanding
  • provide feedback regularly and on specified pieces of work
  • provide feedback as comments and through whole class feedback
  • provide meaningful opportunities to respond to feedback through DIRT time
  • teach chronologically but also include thematic studies
  • investigate conceptual links between terminology and time periods
  • use language to build a sense of period
  • challenge preconceptions politically / morally / socially.
  • consider and interrogate interpretation
  • provide authentic learning experiences
  • explore and emphasise links with the locality

Actively teach disciplinary skills throughout the curriculum:

  • change and continuity
  • similarity and difference
  • chronology
  • historical significance
  • cause and consequence
  • historical interpretation

Programmes of study

Year 7Year 8Year 9Year 10Year 11
Migration through timeStuart EnglandThe Twentieth Century World (including WW1, the inter-war years, WW2, and the Cold War)Medicine through timeElizabethan England
The Medieval WorldEmpire and slaveryChange in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s (including civil rights)Weimar and Nazi Germany Superpower relations and the Cold War
Tudor EnglandThe Industrial Revolution and women’s’ suffrage


Mr I Wilson (Curriculum Team Leader for History)
Mr J Barton
Mr J Carr 
Mr J Harrison 
Mrs R Smith
Mrs R Thorpe
Mr D Wale

Useful links

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