History aim is to create pupils who are interested in the events of the past, able to analyse and make sense of those past events and can convey their understanding of the past clearly.

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." - Theodore Roosevelt


At Haughton Academy pupils will gain a high-quality history education that will help them gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. As a department, we are inherently ambitious for our pupils, supporting them in achieving their full potential in what is a highly rigorous subject. The department will seek to broaden pupils’ cultural knowledge of significant global events. It will inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Furthermore, pupils will develop their second order history skills (causation, consequence, analysis etc.) in order to ask insightful questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and to develop perspective and well-judged analysis. History will help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. The knowledge they gain will be woven through the learning journey they undertake from Year 7 through to Year 11, ensuring they become well rounded individuals as they move into their adult life.

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We also aim to create independent learners who can effectively engage with key historical skills.

History develops key skills that pupils will use throughout their lives. In particular, History teaches pupils to be able to order events; look for reasons why things happen and the consequences of events/actions; be able to identify significant events and individuals; be able to see things from different points of view; analyse information critically; and understand why there are different interpretations of the past. 

At KS3, pupils will study the history of the UK from 1066 through to the 20th century. 

  1. Y7 - Medieval Realms; Tudor and Stuart Monarchs; Plots, Wars and Disasters 
  2. Y8 - The Industrial Revolution; Slavery and the British Empire; The 20th century, including a History of the World Wars. 

Pupils who opt for History at GCSE study Twentieth Century Modern World History. This course includes two in-depth studies; Germany:1919-1945 and British Society:1939-1975. History is part of the English Baccalaureate and is an increasingly popular option. This course involves a visit to London.

Curriculum Pathway:

A Curriculum Summary document for History can be found by  clicking here.

The following provides you with a Learning Journey of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 curriculum here in Haughton Academy a copy can be found by  clicking here.

History Learning Journey


The History department consists of;

If you has any further queries about the History curriculum on offer at Haughton Academy please get in touch with Mr Simpson (Subject Leader for History)  misimpson@educationvillage.org.uk