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As a young historian at St Teresa’s, you will gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to create enthusiastic and inquisitive historians who are able to make links between the past and the world we know today. Throughout your journey through the ages, we will encourage you to become active, independent and confident learners.


Our exciting History topics aim to inspire your curiosity to know more about the past – locally, nationally and around the world. You will be given numerous opportunities to immerse yourself within different cultures, countries and communities of the past. You will achieve this through trips to local areas of interest, local museums, drama and with the access to historical artefacts. There is a breadth of topics to peak your interest such as, ‘The History of Ashford’, ‘The Groovy Greeks,’ ‘The Great Fire of London’ and ‘The Shang Dynasty of China’.


Throughout your time as a historian, you will learn to understand concepts such as chronology, continuity and change, cause and consequence and similarity and contrast. As you progress throughout the year groups, you will be encouraged to develop historical enquiry skills, critical thinking and build on knowledge gained from previous years. You will be encouraged to think both carefully and critically as you develop the capability to question historical events by understanding historical evidence can be told from several viewpoints and therefore interpretations may differ.


As your historical knowledge gains momentum, you will build upon and improve your critical thinking, research and enquiry skills until you are a confident and successful young historian both personally and academically.