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At Coal Clough Academy, we want our students to develop an appreciation for the past to enable them to become well rounded human beings. We aim for our students to leave having developed a broad range of knowledge, skills and morality in order for them to contribute to the multi-cultural global society in which they live and make a positive contribution to it. A vital part of this, is helping students to become aware of and developing, their own identities. We endeavour to make our lessons interesting and exciting, igniting interest in our students, whilst making links between historical events and the modern world. 

In Key Stage 3, students will study a broad curriculum that will cover periods ranging from Ancient times to the modern world.  There will be a range of topics based around a range of themes, including, but not limited to: Power and Authority, Democracy, Imperialism, Persecution and Changes in Society.

They will get the opportunity to study history within a local, national and international contexts. Students will engage in a series of different enquiries, where, as young historians, they will investigate the topics which will culminate in them bringing together their ideas and knowledge to address a key question or to challenge or support an interpretation of an event.  We want to give our young historians the chance to flourish in accessing a broad and wide ranging curriculum.

In Key Stage 4, students will study the Cambridge iGCSE History, with a specification that offers the opportunity to study world history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It encourages learners to raise questions and to develop and deploy historical skills, knowledge and understanding in order to provide historical explanations. Learners explore history from a diversity of perspectives, including social, economical, cultural and political. 

The approach encourages learners to be confident, exploring historical concepts such as cause and consequence, change and continuity, and similarity and difference responsible, appreciating historical evidence and how to use it reflective, gaining a greater understanding of international issues and inter-relationships innovative, learning how to present clear, logical arguments engaged, developing an interest in and enthusiasm for learning about and understanding the past.

Curriculum End Point Documentation 2023-2024

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Please note more detailed Curriculum Overviews are available on request and, in depth, ‘live’ curriculum thinking documents are held in school by teachers and continually reviewed. 

Donna Halleron

Lead of History

Qualifications Offered

Cambridge iGCSE History


“People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots” (Marcus Garvey)