Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community


Dream Jobs

  • Lawyer  
  • Banker  
  • Novelist 
  • Journalist 
  • Teacher 
  • Learning support assistant  
  • Psychologist 
  • Researcher  
  • Social worker  
  • Consultant   
  • Politician  
  • Archivist 
  • Publisher  
  • Product manager  
  • Entrepreneur 
  • Civil servant  
  • Actor  
  • Editor   
  • Librarian   
  • Historian 

What do our students say?

“I have always found history extremely interesting, so much so, I have decided to study it at A-Level and potentially even at University Level! This is no doubt because from year 7 the lessons have been so engaging touching on such a wide range of topics I had never before had exposure to. Extremely challenging topics are explained in a practical way you can truly understand. The teachers’ expertise and passion for the subject really shines through it is hard not to enjoy a lesson.” - Dorothy

“From a young age I found history extremely interesting as I love to study about human history throughout the ages from ancient Greeks to modern times. I enjoy history because my teachers show passion for the subject and help me and other history students to get a good grades.” Aidan

“My passion for history comes from learning lessons from the past to apply to the future. My favorite period is the 20th century as we are still feeling the effects today. I enjoy learning about the past and with the support of knowledgeable teachers, I learn more effectively than if I were to learn by myself in my own time.”  Ming Chi


What do our parents say?


“History is not just the past, it is the present. We carry our history with us. We are our history” – James Baldwin 

History at OASB

Studying History is about thinking about the past in different ways: 

  • Causation and consequence; why have changes happened and what was the impact? 
  • Change and continuity; what has changed and what has stayed the same? 
  • Diversity: how and why have people in the past had different experiences? 
  • Significance: what were the most important changes, people, ideas and events? 
  • Interpretations: why do historians have different opinions about the past? 

Our curriculum is designed to ensure History sparks pupil’s imagination about the past. Inspiring them to be curious about the events, beliefs and individuals that have shaped our past, present and future. Our intent is that pupils will be encouraged to explore a knowledge rich curriculum embedded with sources and interpretations. This will help them become analytical thinkers who have the confidence to question the world around them. Studying local history will help them understand their community and it’s place in history of Britain as a whole. Learning about world history will give them insight into places, people and cultures across the globe. Their history vocabulary will be rich, allowing them to make sense of what they hear, read and encounter in the world. As a result they will be able to stand in any circle with confidence. 


For further information on the History curriculum at OASB please email