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‘Let your light shine before others;
that they may see your good works
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.’ (Matthew 5:16)

History at Tenison's

Curriculum Intent for History

Our curriculum aims to enable students to ‘let their light shine before others’ by being equipped, through the study of History, to take their place in today’s society.

Students develop wisdom through exploring the diverse cultural and religious heritage of the school community such as the expansion of Islam in Europe, the development of the Church of England, the abolition of slavery and the end of the Cold War.

In History, students learn to value community through becoming informed citizens. Students learn about the importance of democracy and British values of respect and dignity through the study of people struggling for equality and the right to vote.

Students in History do investigate challenging themes such as the terrible outcomes of war in the twentieth century.  However, Hope is established through the appreciation of recognizing that a people’s difficult history can be redeemed by the study of the reunification of Germany in the 1990’s  and the creation of the United Nations.


Curriculum Plans

At Archbishop Tenison's, our curriculum has been developed with a clear focus on the core knowledge we think every child should learn.

Our Learning Journey maps when knowledge is taught and how it is built upon over time and our Big Ideas to see how our curriculum is underpinned by our Christian ethos and theology.



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