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“Whoever wishes to foresee the future must consult the past; for human events ever resemble those of preceding times.  This arises from the fact that they are produced by men who ever have been, and ever shall be, driven by the same passions, and thus they have the same results.” Niccolo Machiavelli a 16th century Italian.  Machiavelli had it right, if you want to impress your friends and family by explaining to them why countries go to war, why economies go bust, why politicians lie and why countries rise in revolt from medieval to modern times then this is the subject for you.

Key Stage 3

All students study History at KS3 at CGSB.  Their study of history helps to develop literacy skills whilst developing an understanding of the past and their place in the current world.  Students will be able to consider a range of different historical interpretations and to develop their own views on a range of topics and individuals, through the use of contemporary source material.  They will be encouraged to engage in structured historical research and develop core skills of benefit to them, not only in History, but across the wider curriculum.

Students in Year 7 and Year 8 will study a diverse range of topics including ‘Hastings: 1066 and Beyond’, ‘The Slave Trade’, ‘The Causes of the First World War’ and ‘The English Civil War