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Canon Slade School

Canon Slade School As a Church of England School, we seek to provide
an excellent education within a Christian environment
to fulfil individual potential and to prepare pupils
for life and service in a rapidly changing world. Ora et Labora
Pray and Work

History

Intent

As a department, we aim to develop historians who can tell everyone’s stories through the provision of a rich and broad curriculum. We use the stories of a variety of individuals to help students engage with the past in a more personal way.

 Through the teaching of British and world History, we aim to promote British values and foster an appreciation for different cultures and their histories. We intend to provide a high level of academic rigour and an appropriate level of challenge for all through our ambitious curriculum. Our curriculum is broad and diverse, celebrating the histories of many nations, including Britain’s links with the wider world.

 We also aim to create historians who are curious about the past and are critical thinkers. We aim to help them to actively engage with current events through a well-rounded understanding of the past.

We believe an understanding of History is vital in the modern world because it helps students to appreciate the complexity of global events.

 A study of History helps students to develop the ability to challenge accepted narratives, consider different interpretations and shape their own opinions in an informed manner.

The Learning Journey Keystage3/4

canon slade learning journey history 2023 24 final.pdf

 

The Learning Journey - History Keystage 5

ks5 learning journey history.pdf

 

The Learning Journey - Politics - Keystage 5

ks5 learning journey politics.pdf

 

 Assessment Calendar

historyassessments extended writing 2023 2024.pdf

 

  Reading List

historical reads.pdf

 

By Year 11, a student of History will have:

  • developed historical skills for life by studying all 4 key skills of using knowledge and understanding, explanation and analysis, analysis of sources and analysis of interpretations
  • understand change and continuity across the development of democracy in Britain c.1154-present day.
  • gain understanding of the complexities of Amercian society and economy c.1920-73 and the development of interwar tensions c.1918-1939.
  • studied the relationship between a place and historical events and developments in Elizabethan England 1563-1601.

By Year 13, a student of History will have:

  • developed in-depth understanding of source and interpretation analysis skills.
  • a deeper understanding of the past through political, social, economic and cultural perspectives.
  • a wide-ranging understanding of the development of democracy, political organizations, ideas, ideologies, social and economic policy in Britain c.1851-1964.
  • a wide-ranging understanding of international relations, communism and anti-communism, détente and aggression during the biggest and most threatening era of tension during the Cold War 1945-1991.
  • a deep understanding of the mechanics, chronology and causation of the Witch Craze of the 16th and 17th centuries, analysing both sources and historical interpretations, as well as an appreciation of the study of historiography.