Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

KS5 History

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

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

KS5 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