Our curriculum intent: why we teach what we teach in History

  • Students will learn a coherent and chronological understanding of the past which will enable them to understand and appreciate their own local identity and heritage as well as national and international developments through time that have shaped the world in which they live.
  • Students will be able to analyse and interrogate the accuracy and reliability of sources, and, through this, and the acquisition and application of knowledge as an expert, be skilled at discerning what is true and what is not; this will allow students to form articulate and evidence based opinions to confidently thrive in the twenty-first century.
  • Students will become starkly aware of how the past continues to shape the future, as well as a deep understanding of how individuals and events have changed the course of history for better and for worse, and the moral implications of this. We want students to yearn for truth and justice, to reject falsehood and injustice, and be inspired by those in history who have done the former, to do the same in their own lives.

To read our History philosophical statement please click here


Year 7

To view our Year 7 History Curriculum, click here

Year 8

To view our Year 8 History Curriculum, click here

Year 9

To view our Year 9 History Curriculum, click here

Key Stage 4

To view our Key Stage 4 History Curriculum, click here

A Level History

Discover more in our A Level options booklet click here

Sixth Form

The Emmanuel College Curriculum

Vision, Mission and Virtues