Subject Lead: Ian McDonald
‘Study the past if you would define the future’
The Chinese Philosopher Confucius once wrote, “Study the past if you would define the future”. At Bishop Martin we believe that studying History is important to provide pupils with a sense of the past. It allows pupils to understand how cultural and social values have developed differently over time.
We follow the National Curriculum Programme of Study for History at Bishop Martin, but deliver it through our unique and distinctive ‘Thematic’ approach to learning. Pupils learn specific historical knowledge and skills but through themes tightly woven with other subjects, planned and developed by the teachers here.
Through the study of History and in learning about the past, pupils are better able to understand how the present came to be. The knowledge and skills acquired through the thematic approach of teaching History at Bishop Martin helps our pupils become advocates for a better future.