History is an academic subject rich in powerful stories about our ancestors. It provides coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.

Studying History helps pupils to 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. History education within THOA aims to equip our pupils with both the knowledge and the skills required to become well-rounded individuals. Our curriculum is structured to nurture a love of History through the development of key historical skills and a depth of knowledge. Pupils develop the five key concepts using evidence, interpretations, significance, change and continuity and cause and consequence. These concepts are used as tools for pupils to make sense of, and understand, the volume of knowledge required for the development of expertise. Pupils study a wide range of historical periods from Medieval Britain to modern day medicine. This enables pupils to study the past from a variety of standpoints and to make connections and comparisons over time.