Curriculum Intent

History at Grace Academy Coventry will provide students with a broad range of historical knowledge, and understanding. This will include a sense of development over time and an appreciation of culture and attitudes of society, outside of their own. Students will be able to connect to the world around them through historical inquiry, so they can participate in society as well-informed individuals. Students will gain historical perspectives, by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts. We aim to develop independent learners who can think critically, reflectively and who engage in historical enquiry.

Supporting our history curriculum are key concepts such as tolerance and democracy, which underpin our drive to develop respectful students, who are able to appreciate a wide range of differing opinions. This will enable students to unlock their limitless potential so that they can be successful in further education and their future careers. History will develop cultural capital through the offer of a range of experiences outside of the classroom environment. These opportunities are designed to develop students’ understanding of the world around them and deepen their historical knowledge.