Department Overview

Students study around 2000 years of history! They begin by looking at the Romans and their impact on Britain, before studying how England changed following the Norman Conquest. We then study Tudor and Stuart England. This topic involves work on political and religious turmoil, conflict and what life was like for ordinary people.

We continue to develop skills through a study of a wide range of historical topics, by focusing on the big enquiry question; does Britain deserve to be called Great? This in-depth study of topics looks at the Industrial Revolution as well as Slavery and its abolition. This is then followed by an enquiry into why the 20th Century was so violent, focussing on the causes and events of World War One and America in the 1920’s and World War Two.

Students’ will build a chronological understanding so they can see change and continuity over time. Moreover, students will develop their source analysis, explanation and judgement forming skills.

Curriculum Coverage at KS4
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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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