Home / History


Our History curriculum helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Key Stage 3

History at Dean Trust Rose Bridge compliments and builds on the historical knowledge and skills that your child acquired at Key Stage 2. Pupils learn about a variety of different historical events/people and perspectives that have occurred here in the UK and overseas. Throughout the three years we integrate some aspects of history that will be covered in greater detail at Key Stage 4 for example elements of The Normans are studied in Year 7 preparing pupils for more in-depth investigation with Anglo Saxons and Normans at GCSE.   At the end of Year 9, pupils prepare for GCSE through transitional topics.

Key Stage 4

Pupils follow the Edexcel examination board. They study four different periods of history, Crime and Punishment 1000 – Present Day including a historical investigation of Whitechapel and its environment 1870-1900, the Anglo Saxons and Normans 1060-1088, The American West 1835 – 1895, concluding with the USA 1954-75, Conflict at home and abroad.

Departmental StaffJob Title
Miss J Hyde Head of History
Miss L Waring Teacher of History
Mrs E GibbardTeacher of History/Assistant Headteacher (Acting Head of Humanities Faculty)

Applications for Year 7 (September 2022 Intake)

Our Open Evening took place on Thursday 16th September. If you were unable to attend, or wish to visit again during the school day, please contact the school office on 01942 510712 to arrange a tour from a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Please also take the time to watch many of the videos we’ve had produced to support in making this important decision on secondary school application.

Miss Cropper (Head of School) and Mr Walsh (Assistant Headteacher) will be at Ince Community Centre at 9am on Friday 1st October should you have any questions you’d like answering.

Select Language