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The Marlborough Science Academy


The History curriculum is centred on the belief that understanding why and how past events have shaped Britain and the world, is imperative for everyone.

Key Stage 3 is delivered in chronological order studying the causes, and significance, of events that have shaped our free and democratic country. Additionally, we aim for students to have an understanding of the causes of existing global issues, like inequality in society and international relations. We take great pride in resourcing and preparing for lessons so students enjoy their learning, whilst being stretched and challenged in a happy and memorable environment. We use modern teaching techniques, media, technology, energy and a lot of passion to help us do this.

Our Key Stage 4 curriculum covers a wide range of social, cultural, political, economic and religious topics that all have contemporary relevance. As students’ progress, we aim to develop their skills as historians too. This includes their conceptual awareness, working with evidence and debating historical interpretations. We are proud to be engaging students with challenging questions, making analytical links and building the self-confidence required to express their own opinions.

Key Stage 5 continues to develop their conceptual awareness and subject knowledge, as well as encouraging students to confidently engage in sophisticated historical debates in preparation for university.

Please use the links below to find out more about the teaching and learning taking place in the History department:


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