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03/12/21

Retweetd From LDNMayor Environment

Excellent blog from on the Mayor's Climate Kick-Start tree planting project at Academy https://t.co/C1PjpJ2bRZ

24/11/21

Amazing turnout for Year 7 and 8 girls football today. Lots of talent on show and some unbelievable moments! It was great to see everyone playing with a smile, while still being very competitive. Congratulations to Enterprise and Creative Voice who came out on top.

24/11/21

Good turnout today for the Year 7 & 8 Boys' inter-hub competition. There was lots of intense games and quality on show today. Congratulations to Enterprise who came out on top today!

23/11/21

Dezi, Michael, Dawid and Bolu celebrate winning 'Character Trait' prizes. They were amongst 60 winners in Term 1a, who showed traits including Determined Resilience, Aspirational Work Ethic and Moral Awareness and Tolerance. Well done! https://t.co/2sK8uK76WZ

15/11/21

Sixth Formers Yusuf, Lydia, Aleksandra, Javier, Lujain and Pavan plan their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) projects by learning how to use Gantt charts - a popular project management tool. https://t.co/DdSbsHrYkl

15/11/21

Each Friday our Sixth Form students spend an hour learning about mindfulness strategies. On Friday they took some time out to colour, read and listen to music. Sometimes 'stillness' is hard to come by, but our students know how important it is. https://t.co/e8kqNe6s8V

10/11/21

Year 12 students took part in a rigorous interview process yesterday with and as part of a fantastic year-long employability programme - including mentoring, masterclasses and work experience https://t.co/EPgBFKnpmP https://t.co/ZhErJwTtqH

10/11/21

Last night, 19 A Level English Literature students were treated to a trip to to see an incredible performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet! Alas, poor Yorick! https://t.co/oKVlQkEUKP

10/11/21

Find out what's happening at our Sixth Form Open Evening, tomorrow 11th November, 5-7pm. Includes subject demonstrations. Come along! No registration needed. Details at https://t.co/XkfmlThIRn

08/11/21

Don't miss our Sixth Form Open Evening this Thursday 11th Nov 5-7pm. Meet our students and teachers and find out what our Sixth Form has to offer. No need to register - just come along! https://t.co/2KAdqHEiiU

08/11/21

Students attended a star-studded ceremony at the Barbican on Fri, hosted by TV presenter, Paralympian and climate activist, Ade Adepitan MBE. They were recognised for the work they did in planting 500 trees to launch the Climate Kick Start Campaign. https://t.co/QcxZ5HBLQa https://t.co/Sw86OncVZn

08/11/21

Our students are very proud to have been part of this. https://t.co/xps4Q5CIcZ

03/11/21

Delighted and proud to be involved in this! https://t.co/pWJIzHSpxg

03/11/21

Retweetd From Peter Hutchings

First tree planting of the season! It really was a pleasure to work with the students they are so switched on to the issues we face due to climate change. A very inspiring bunch and a great start to the London Schools’ Climate Kick-Start https://t.co/7M4nUBNjXU

03/11/21

Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening next week, Thurs 11th Nov, 5-7pm - no need to register. We look forward to showing you around! https://t.co/2KAdqHEiiU https://t.co/zqKI9WV1YD

27/10/21

Come to our Sixth Form Open Evening. Thursday 11th November, 5-7pm - no need to register. It has never been easier to apply for Harris Garrard Academy's Sixth Form, thanks to our new online application form. Find out more at https://t.co/2KAdqHEiiU

14/10/21

Come to our 'Listening Ear' drop-in sessions, open to all families and students (primary, secondary and Sixth Form) on Wednesdays (9am to 1pm) during the holiday. It means we're OPEN during the break if you need to speak to someone. Details at https://t.co/6OzPjTl9L4 https://t.co/L0KRv2vTvU

13/10/21

Thank you to for excellent sessions on sexual harassment and gender-based violence at our Sixth Form yesterday. "A lot of teens do not acknowledge their actions, or the words they use, and the effects that these might have." Lydia, Year 12 https://t.co/NMwgA0ynfs https://t.co/RyGQ65R9M1

12/10/21

Retweetd From The Edible Bus Stop® ⧖⃝

What incredibly inspiring workshops w/30 awesome kids ranging from 11-15yrs old today academy. Delighted to co-host them w/#Andree & THE KIDS REALLY ARE ALRIGHT! 500 tree whips are going to a very deserving home🌳👏🏻 https://t.co/5BO8E2RP7T https://t.co/CRSGhTG2kE

12/10/21

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History

We believe every student has the potential to excel at History, that they have an entitlement to learn about the past and to be taught in engaging and stimulating ways.

We believe History is a worthwhile discipline in its own right. It fires the imagination and stimulates curiosity. It involves the study of a range of subjects including political, economic, religious and social issues, helping develop valuable contextual knowledge and understanding of the world around us.

History gives you a deeper understanding of the world around you. History is a valuable subject that helps students to think independently, challenge interpretations and make informed judgements of issues and to foster empathy with people living in diverse places and at different times.

For further details of the History curriculum please contact Bethany Pickett B.Pickett@harrisgarrard.org.uk.


Full details of the intent, implementation and impact of our History curriculum are contained in our curriculum plans, downloadable from the bottom of the page.

View/download medium term plans for all subjects. These are up to date as of 1st September 2021. Plans will be refreshed every term.

You can also download Knowledge Organisers for each year group from our Knowledge Organisers page.

Primary Curriculum - History

A people without a knowledge of their history, culture and origins, is like a tree without roots.”  Marcus Garvey 

Our history curriculum aims to fulfil the requirements of the national curriculum which states: ‘A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past.'

The History curriculum at the Harris Federation has been built around five key aims: 

  1. To increase substantive knowledge of historical periods, people, trends and events so that students develop a rich knowledge of the past which builds cultural capital, takes them beyond their lived experience and allows them to engage meaningfully in the process of historical enquiry. 
  1. To increase disciplinary knowledge of how historians investigate the past through second order concepts and by engaging thoughtfully with sources of evidence and historical interpretations. 
  1. To communicate knowledge effectively so that students are able to construct written answers that evaluate, judge and argue and to use the language of historians to convey an increasingly sophisticated understanding of the past. 
  1. To ensure the curriculum gives students an overarching narrative of British history which is interwoven with diverse and global histories that speak our student’s own identities. 
  1. To ensure that knowledge is retained through a planned curriculum, chronologically sequenced and driven by historical enquiries. 

We aim to deliver an ambitious curriculum that engenders a love of history; that prepare pupils for their next stage of education and is accessible to all. The design of the curriculum will allow children to know more and remember more

Mrs Obinkwo, Primary History Lead

Careers

Colleges, universities and employers all hold History in high respect. It is a ‘hard’ subject using key skills including use of evidence to structure an argument and present a case; communication; analysis and evaluation; ability to debate; carrying out enquiry and investigation; independent critical thinking and reasoning; the craft of writing.

The study of History can open up a world of possibilities. As History enables you to develop many transferrable skills, universities and employers look incredibly favourably upon applicants with good qualifications.

Whilst there are many specialist jobs that require History, employers from many different sectors value the transferrable skills that successful study in history demonstrates. Indeed, History graduates from top universities are in high demand.

Below are some examples of careers that History can help you enter:

  • Legal work (lawyer, solicitor)
  • Professional services (accountancy, banking, tax, consultancy)
  • Corporate business (large companies , e.g. M&S, Unilever, Cadburys)
  • Journalism and other media work
  • Government/public sector (civil service, administration, local government, NHS, police, armed forced)
  • Teaching
  • Academia (PhDs, lecturing, research work)
  • Librarian, archivist, archaeologist

Find out more about the careers programme at Harris Garrard Academy.