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The intent of the History Curriculum

History helps young people to understand the complexity of life, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups. It also helps them to gain a sense of their own identity within a social, political, cultural and economic background.

How is the History Curriculum implemented?

At Sir John Leman High School, students study a broad range of historical settings, some of which are studies in more depth later.

There will be a formal assessment once per half term. History is taught in mixed ability groups within band set by Modern Languages, with 150 minutes per fortnight.


The impact of the History Curriculum at the end of Key Stage 3

The KS3 History Curriculum gives the students the skills, knowledge and experience to make an informed decision about pursuing their History studies at GCSE. By the end of Year 9, our students will have developed a range of skills concerning how we analyse past events. This includes being able to comment on the usefulness of sources, and evaluation opinions about historical events and characters. Our curriculum allows students to maximise their potential so that they have every opportunity to study similar subjects later in life. Many of our History students go on the study at A Level and Degree; and from there have embarked on a range of exciting careers.

How is it assessed? 

There will be a formal assessment once per half term. Homework will be set once a week (or one homework set for a two week period).  History is taught in mixed ability groups within bands set by Modern languages.

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