At Olive High we believe that the study of history helps to develop essential skills in order for pupils to become responsible well informed citizens. History is an exciting subject which encapsulates pupils into a past world and gives them the opportunity to gain information and ask questions about previous civilisations.

We aim to ensure that children:

  • Know and understand the history of Britain in a chronological order, and recognise the change and continuity that has taken place; 
  • Understand how people helped shape Britain, and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world;
  • Understand the histories of other cultures and countries across the world;
  • Develop knowledge in the methods of historical enquiry. This includes the use of different types of evidence.

Pupils will be entitled to 2 lessons of History per week, this accounts for a total of 2 hours per week.