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The Department

The History Department at Rose Bridge encourages pupils to think independently and critically about people and events from the past.

We aim to contribute to pupils' knowledge and understanding of people in other societies, cultures, religions and countries as well as their own and how they developed and interacted over a period of time. Using a variety of concepts such as cause, continuity, change and consequence they will learn how actions in the past influence today and how as young people they can influence the world around us. They will be taught how to appreciate different points of view, to develop their self confidence orally and using written communication, to understand the meaning of bias and how this can be used to influence actions or decisions. More importantly we aim to make the study of history interesting and stimulating and hope to make pupils become young adults who are well balanced and perceptive individuals.

Year 7

Year 7

The topics in year 7 are specifically chosen to develop further the skills that pupils have been taught at KS2 e.g. The Romans. Students will be taught about the development of Church, state and society in Medieval Britain 1066 – 1509. An example of the topics that we investigate are:

Year 8

The topics that are studied at the beginning of Year 8 focus on the ideas, political power, industry and empire in Britain before 1900. Within this topic pupils are taught about the history of Britain and its wider world context.

Pupils investigate challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to present day. Pupils start the course with a study of the First World war and the Peace settlement. Further topics within this year include:

Throughout Key Stage 3, students will also carry out independent research regarding:

Key Stage 4

Pupils who chose to study History at KS4 will follow the Edexcel syllabus. Over 3 years students will study:-

Pupils will have the opportunity to visit local and national historical attractions that will enhance their learning and understanding of the work that is covered in the classroom. For example, Imperial War Museum North, the Police Museum in Manchester and Whitechapel in London.