Department Staff: T. Saich – Humanities Co-ordinator
The History curriculum at Falconer School intends to prepare each student for their next phase of education whilst giving all students a greater understanding of the world that they live in. At Falconer School we aim to provide students with a well-rounded knowledge of the past and its events, with intention of improving every students’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural capital, understanding of the world around them and their own heritage.
History at Falconer School aims to be ambitious, engaging and motivating. Ambitious in our coverage of History and thorough teaching of Historical skills and concepts. Motivating, through engaging activities, trips and visitors that give all students an opportunity to question the past.
At Falconer School, we have designed our History curriculum with the intent that our students will:
- Become increasingly critical and analytical thinkers
- Possess a secure understanding of the chronology of the British Isles and other important periods of history
- To discover links and connections to the history they learn and their wider community and locality
- Further their knowledge and explanations of change and continuity over time
- Differentiate between source types and explain how interpretations of history may differ
Students at Falconer School are encouraged to form links through historical and geographical concepts for a broader understanding of the humanities as a whole.
Key Stage 3 overview
In KS3, students are introduced to the skills that they will rely on throughout their studies within History at Falconer School. Students will develop their chronology skills and engage with fun, exciting topics to spark their enthusiasm for the subject. Students will discuss significant events, people and periods that have shaped the world around them.
Key Stage 4 overview
At KS4 students will follow the AQA History GCSE curriculum. This curriculum is designed in a way that enables students to study different aspects of the past, so they can engage with key issues such as conflict, understand what drives change and how the past influences the present.
Students will study four topics over the two year course that are relevant to today’s world. We hope that these topics will resonate with students, helping them gain new insights into the world around them.
- Conflict and tension – the inter-war years – 1919 – 1939
- Germany – democracy and dictatorship – 1890 – 1945
- Britain – health and the people
- The Norman conquest
Upon completion of this two year course, students will have the skills and experience to progress onto A-level and beyond.