Welcome to the History Department

It is the intention of the History curriculum to explore events and individuals from the past, which have shaped the society we now live in and led to greater equality for all. Although some groups or individuals have struggled, their perseverance has changed the lives of many. When studying history students gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s history and that of the wider world, which helps to stimulate students’ curiosity to know more about the past. They are encouraged to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

Students will

understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. We equip our pupils with the skills needed to excel in life, no matter their background and with a goal to ignite a passion for learning in the process.​

Curriculum Maps

Please download our Curriculum Maps for each of the 3 Key Stages for an overview of the content taught here at Ormiston Forge Academy


Key Stage 3 HISTORY Curriculum


Key Stage 4 HISTORY Curriculum


Key Stage 5 HISTORY Curriculum