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 'Those who can not remember the past are condemned to repeat it' - George Santayana

At Tewkesbury School we aim to give students a broad and varied study of History. We explore the important events and themes in British and world history from the past 1000 years.

Through the study of historical events, students will become curious and independent learners.  A range of communication skills are encouraged so that students can convey their understanding in a variety of ways.  Examining historical evidence, analysing sources and reaching balanced and well supported arguments are at the heart of what we learn about in the subject.

Students will explore the subject through a variety of learning activities both inside and outside of the classroom at Tewkesbury School.  Our pupils learn about history using a range of skills and media.  Their studies are enhanced by the opportunity to visit the Imperial War Museum - enrichment activities help to bring the past to life for our students.

A good student in history should be able to:

  • Develop a chronological understanding of key events and developments in British history. A good student in history should be able to do the following:
  • We want students to have a broad understanding of the histories and cultures of other countries
  • We want students to be successful learners who develop an inquisitive interest in the past 
  • We want students to understand the importance of understanding how developments in history have shaped our lives today
  • We want to develop an analytical approach to using evidence and information
  • We want students to be able to evaluate and analyse sources of evidence and make supported judgements about the causes and consequences of historical events
  • We want students to be able to write well-organised, balanced and structured arguments using valid evidence.

Please view the curriculum intent section for an overview of the curriculum for each year group.


Miss L Davis: Head of History and Humanities

Mrs K Newcombe: History and Head of Year 

Mrs C Hood:  History

Mrs F Stewart: History

Mr C Thomson: History and Head of Sixth Form 

Mrs T Donnelly:  Humanities Lead TA