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Welcome to the History Department

History at Wightwick is learning about the past in order to help pupils to make sense of the world in which they live.

We aim to show pupils that today’s world has grown out of yesterday’s actions. We aim to arouse interest and curiosity about the past, to learn about the famous people and events who have shaped our history and to help pupils to understand why some of these events took place.

They will gain historical awareness by putting their growing knowledge into different areas of our British values, to understand the connections of how the rule of law has evolved along with our personal liberties and how these values were gained through historical events, to understand the connections between local, regional, national and international history and our tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.

The schemes of work at Key Stage 3 is taken from the National Curriculum and builds upon prior knowledge learnt at Key Stage 2.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 and 9)

The unit of work has been developed from the National Curriculum and the pupils are taught knowledge, skills and understanding through the study of the Roman Empire, Britain 1066 - 1500, Britain 1500 - 1750, Britain 1750 - 1900 and a world study after 1900. Pupils are taught in their year groups and have one hour per week allocated to the subject.

Students progress is reported three times a year to parents. Progress is recorded and monitored by using the BSquared assessment tool.