The intent of the History Department at Greatfields is to move away from traditional Eurocentric history teaching and topics. Therefore, our key aims are to decolonise the curriculum, celebrate British history by celebrating the history of the different communities and cultures represented within the school. Doing so will help students understand the fascinating, interlinked histories of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and their significance in our world today giving students a truly global perspective of history.
The History Department are proud of the diverse topics chosen from histories of partition in India and Palestine to South Africa’s apartheid regime leading to Nelson Mandela’s long walk to freedom. We approach these topics by focusing on culture, religion, gender, economics, law, politics, technology and warfare. The topics chosen are taught thematically centred around four themes: migration through history, religion used as a political tool, uprising against authority and democracy and dictatorship.
Both Key Stage 3 and 4 are taught through historical enquiry. This will lay the foundations which will help students build their subject knowledge, make them question, debate, judge and think critically about the past.
By the end of Key Stage 3 we very much hope to have instilled within our students’ key historical skills, curiosity and a burning passion for history which leads students to peruse history at GCSE, Sixth form and university.
Please click on the link below to see our Programme of Study for History: