History Curriculum Journey

At Golborne High School, we intend to build a sense of time and place though a rigorous and challenging History curriculum. History is a critical discipline and learning about the past should be exciting, progressive and worthwhile. Our pupils will encounter experiences with the past through enquiry-based learning, the ‘big’ questions that underpin themes and ideas that become more complex over time. Key concepts are revisited in a variety of different contexts through key stage 3 to key stage 4, so that our pupils not only enjoy a knowledge-rich historical education, but aspire to become historians of the future.

We build a framework of local, national and international history for our pupils to immerse themselves in through research based, quality-first teaching. Abstract themes such a power, monarchy, democracy and diversity, underpin significant events that have shaped our global community. It is through this historical scholarship that we intend our pupils to leave Golborne High School with a rigorous sense of who they are, the events that shaped the past and how history can impact their future. We want them to become lifelong learners so that our passion for history continues for future generations.   In the words of Martin Luther King Jnr, ‘We are not the makers of history, we are made by history.’