The History department is fully committed to ensuring that all students develop a love of history through enjoyment and engagement and are empowered to be critical thinkers who have a fully developed understanding of the world and themselves.
We aim to help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. History at Erdington Academy should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teachers equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. We want our 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, culture and heritage, and the challenges of their time.
The department has high expectations for all we encourage our students to have a positive attitude towards learning and a thirst for knowledge. We reward students who participate well and seek to encourage all to be confident and resilient. Within the department we endeavour to develop skills as well as knowledge – skills such as problem solving, decision making, teamwork, leadership and communication. We are committed to building good relationships with all students and as a team we constantly reflect on and refine our own practice and share with others. Planning expectations within History are that we have subject specialists who specifically deal with Long and Medium term planning and the short term planning is the responsibility of individual teachers enhance their future life chances.
You should study History if you want to pursue a career in the civil service (government), local government, law, police, teaching, journalism, museums and libraries, research.
History is highly valued as an academic qualification by all careers and educational establishments.
Curriculum Map for History:
The 19th Century
The World at War
|The World at War|
|Britain Health and the People: C1000- present day||Britain Health and the People: C1000- present day
Norman England 1066-1100
|Norman England 1066-1100|
|Conflict and Tension: The interwar years 1919-1939||Conflict and Tension: The interwar years 1919-1939
Germany1840-1945, Democracy and Dictatorship
|Germany1840-1945, Democracy and Dictatorship
Revision: Britain Health and the People: C1000- present day
|Revision: Norman England 1066-1100
Revision: Conflict and Tension: The interwar years 1919-1939
|Revision: Germany1840-1945, Democracy and Dictatorship|
Staffing in Humanities:
Ms R Dhinsa- Associate Assistant Head Teacher
Mr J Halstead- Assistant Head Teacher
Miss F Atoini- Subject Leader for Modern Foreign Languages
Ms S Craig- Subject lead for Geography
Mr S Linney- Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages
Mrs A Brotherton: Lead Practitioner Coaching for Learning/ Subject lead for Religious Studies
Mr A Clarke- Teacher of Religious Studies
Mrs K Whitworth- Teacher of Geography
Mr C Hillcox- Teacher of Geography
Miss A Griffiths – Teacher of History
Mr J Thomas- Teacher of History