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Welcome to HISTORY at North Chadderton School

GCSE

 

 

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AWARDING BODY EDEXCEL (New for 2024)
HISTORY CURRICULUM INTENT
At North Chadderton the History curriculum aims to, using a knowledge-based and chronological approach, inspire students to become independent, critical thinkers who are able to question, reflect upon, and articulate balanced arguments and reasoned judgements. Through a range of academically challenging enquiries about significant events, individuals and issues, we aim to actively engage students’ curiosity and wonder of the past. This intends to develop an understanding of self-identity and cultural appreciation based on their own historical heritage, learning to value of their own and other societies in a modern Britain, which has shaped and been shaped by the world.
WHY HISTORY?

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. Our modern world exists because of people and events that happened before our time, only by understanding these significant influences can we know how we got here and where to go next. When we study History, we study the story of ourselves and our place in an ever-changing world. At North Chadderton, our dedicated team of specialists help prepare students for the future with key skills for Further Education and employment: 

  • Critical reasoning and analytical skills, including the capacity for solving problems and thinking creatively. 
  • Intellectual rigour and independence, including the ability to conduct detailed research. 
  • Ability to construct an argument and communicate findings in a clear and persuasive manner. 
  • Appreciation of the different factors that influence the development of society. 

By studying History you could work within the education sector (teacher, researcher, lecturer) or engage with the public (archival work, museums, galleries, heritage projects, the media) to enhance other’s understanding of the past. Alternative you could use your knowledge of History to create the future by working in health, policy and government and the civil service. 

   

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

Analysis

Research

Presentation of sources of information

Evaluative writing

Learning about other cultures and social groups

Critical thinking skills

 

SUBJECTS THAT GO WELL WITH THIS ONE

English Language

English Literature

Geography

Film Studies

Psychology

Religious Studies

Sociology

 

KEY INFORMATION

Head of Subject

Mr P Chorlton

Contact Details

pchorlton@northchadderton.oldham.sch.uk

Method of assessment

100% Examination