The History Department

History studies the past and the legacies of the past in the present. It connects things through time and encourages us to take a long view of such connections.

There are many different reasons to study History, as it is a fantastic combination of all the other school subjects.

- History helps you discover how your world evolved.
- History helps you develop the skills to look beyond the headlines, to ask questions properly, and to express your own opinions.
- History trains your mind and teaches you how to think and process information.
- History helps you make sense of most other subjects.
- A lack of historical knowledge prevents people from truly understanding the world they live in.
- History lets you learn how and why people behaved as they did.

Ancient Egypt; ancient civilisation, structure, pharaohs, Tutankhamun, Gods/religion, food and entertainment.
Skills; Chronology, timelines, key terms.
The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China and Ancient Sumer.
Native American People; Identify the groups within this term, customs, religion and the decline of a unique group.
Skills/Sources; Analysis, bias, reliability and usefulness.
Staffordshire Hoard; theories to why it was buried.
Tudor Life (Local Visit/Uttoxeter).