KS3 Subject Intent

We aim to give all students the basic skills in order to be able to be successful historians. These skills include, responding to enquiries by gathering and rigorously analysing evidence and establishing the reliability of sources and interpretations. This allows students to start to form their own interpretations of the past based on critical analysis.

Students start to understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.

This approach applies for KS3 and KS4 and This intent is in-line with the History National Curriculum. There is an added notable focus on literacy in our Department.

Through various History Department strategies, students will consistently be taught skills to successfully structure their writing, spell correctly and use correct grammar which will be beneficial throughout their entire curriculum at Redbridge.

KS4 Subject Intent

Above all else, it is our mission in the History Department at Redbridge to share and pass on our love of history with all students at Redbridge. This is the core and beating-heart of all our decisions, from topic choices – which are tailored to be chronologically and topically far-reaching – to GCSE choices, whereby both History and Ancient History are offered.

History is so fascinating as during their time at Redbridge, students learn about how famous and everyday people, events, stories, nations and civilizations can be significant and meaningful. Learning about history gives people perspective – lessons for the present and the future – and many life lessons to ponder over. Curiosity is something that we would like to think is nurtured in our subject!

Curriculum Implementation