Step back in time with the History department! Please explore our History pages, to find out more about what we offer as a department.

Ethos & Values

We aim:

  • To enhance children's quality of learning through the effective delivery of the History curriculum, ensuring quality provision to all students.
  • To have consistently high expectations, matched with the dedication of professional, dedicated and knowledgeable staff and match these with high quality resources and learning strategies.
  • To make links with the wider curriculum, particularly assisting in the provision of improvement of English language skills and usage.
  • To develop and consolidate the role of History in the English Baccalaureate qualification.

The History department consistently aims to reinforce the ethos and values of Louth Academy through high expectations, mutual support, passion for the curriculum area and the constant drive to improve both as Historians and as individuals.

Knowledge & Skills

History is uniquely placed to offer knowledge and skills that can be applied to the wider world and can be linked to almost all areas of study and personal development. History allows us to:

  • Develop and improve upon a knowledge and understanding of key events, individuals and ideas of the past, evaluating and linking them to the present day.
  • Explore, investigate and evaluate historical sources, learning how to critically evaluate and analyse them.
  • Develop the skills of self-reflection, team work, and organisation and further develop skills that utilise the usage of the English language.
  • Develop the ability to understand the world in which we live, together with developing the skills which are essential in many subjects.
  • Understand what motivates people and understand what they think and feel.
  • Gather and read different kinds of information.
  • Investigate information and can check it for bias or propaganda and comment on what the purpose and validity of it is.
  • Read maps, graphs and other diagrams;
  • To communicate effectively.

As a faculty, we are proud to offer our students the chance to develop and prosper in a way that benefits them for the rest of their lives.

Resources & Facilities

The History Department is staffed at the Lower and Upper site by dedicated, professional and outstanding teachers who are passionate for History.

We offer dedicated, well equipped and comfortable classrooms, with interactive facilities and a range of quality resources, ranging from excellent detailed textbooks and artefacts to subject specific software.

Courses & Qualifications

Key Stage 3

Students follow a carefully structured curriculum allowing a development of Historical skills and knowledge across significant eras and themes. Students study History from the Romans through to the 20th Century. Areas covered include Medieval realms, Tudors and Stuarts, Slavery, Diversity, the British Empire and WWI and WWII. In year 7 all students have two lessons of History per week and in Year 8 three lessons a week.

Year 7 students study in the Autumn term how Britain was formed focusing on Britain from the time of the Romans through to the period of the Middle Ages. In the Spring term students study the Tudors and the Stuarts and finally in the Summer term students examine the Slave trade and its link to Britain and the wider world.

Year 8 students study the British Empire and Migration and Empires in the Autumn term, in the Spring term students examine the First World War and social movements in Britain including women's campaign for the vote. In the summer term students will be studying the Second World War and its impact on the wider world.

Key Stage 4

Students will be studying the new GCSE obtaining grades from 1-9. These students will sit the GCSE from the AQA Examination Group focusing on International developments in the inter-war years with a depth study on Germany. In addition, students will undertake a British Depth Study on Norman England and a thematic study of Migration and Empire from c.790 to the modern day. The course with be examined through two external examinations in the summer of Year 11. Students studying the AQA GCSE will also receive 3 lessons per week.

In Year 9 during the Autumn term, students study the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations, in the Spring term students examine Kaiser Wilhelm II and the First World War and the successes and failures of the Weimar Republic. In the Summer term students will examine Hitler's rise to power and the establishment of a Dictatorship and consolidation of power in Nazi Germany.

In Year 10 during the Autumn term students will examine Hitler's foreign policy and the road to the Second World War, in the Spring and Summer term students will examine the thematic unit Migration and Empires.

In Year 11 Students in the Autumn term will examine the impact of the Normans on England with the conquest and impact on everyday life, this will be followed by the site study which in the academic year 2019-2020 will be the Battle of Hastings and then in 2020-2021 will be the White Tower.

Learning Outside The Classroom

The History department understands the contributions that outside learning can make to students therefore History Department also provides a range of revision and support classes when required for Key Stage 4 students at the Upper site in order to help students achieve success in their exams.

Where Does This Take Me In The Future?

  • The study of History provides students with an understanding of a wide range of societies and eras throughout History in addition to a development of written and oral skills.

  • All topics covered within History provide a good progression route to more advanced qualifications, specifically A Levels in History, Law, Government and Politics and Philosophy and Ethics.

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Louth Academy
Executive Principal

Martin Brown
BA (Hons).

Tollbar MAT
Chief Executive

David J Hampson