The History curriculum empowers learners to become curious, to develop their own opinions based on a respect for evidence, and to build a deeper understanding of the present by engaging with and questioning the past.


History helps students to develop a context for their growing sense of identity and a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people. What they learn through history can influence their decisions about personal choices, attitudes and values.

We want the history curriculum to fit in with the school values and within the history classroom, we feel that developing curiosity in particular will promote a love of learning and we want our students to react to the knowledge that they have learnt through a range of meaningful tasks. 

Our curriculum has been developed to ensure that students can make links between the past and the present in line with our intent. There are eight key concepts that underpin the knowledge in breadth, across different key stages and six second order concepts that are the basis of our skills in lessons from KS3 through to KS5.


Year 7 Curriculum Map

Year 8 Curriculum Map Year 9 Curriculum Map Year 10 Curriculum Map

Year 11 Curriculum Map


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Curriculum Team Leader for History – Miss Laura McLeod

Last Name First Name Staff Code Work Email
Baker Joshua JBK jbaker@sackvilleschool.org.uk
Beaver James JBV jbeaver@sackvilleschool.org.uk
Feist Neil NFT nfeist@sackvilleschool.org.uk
Garrison Hayley HGN hgarrison@sackvilleschool.org.uk
McLeod Laura LMD lmcleod@sackvilleschool.org.uk
Odell Sophie SOL sodell@sackvilleschool.org.uk
Vance Alison AVE avance@sackvilleschool.org.uk