“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”

Winston Churchill

The aim of History at the Bridge Education Centre is to not only better understand ourselves and learn from past mistakes, but to also develop critical thinking skills and communication skills vital for further education and future employment.

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our lessons aim to develop students’ abilities to ask perceptive questions, understand cause and consequence, weigh evidence, think critically, develop perspective and put forth arguments with carefully selected evidence. History helps 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 and the challenges of their time.


Curriculum overview:

Key Stage 3


Autumn term:

Industrial Revolution 1750-1900

Spring term:

Transatlantic Slave Trade

Summer term:

20th Century World (focusing on Titanic and the First World War)


Key Stage 4 – Year 10


Autumn term:

Inter-war period 1918-1939 – Treaty of Versailles

Inter-war period 1918-1939 – League of Nations

Spring term:

Inter-war period 1918-1939 – Collapse of International Peace

USA 1920-1973 – 1920s Boom

Summer term:

USA 1920-1973 – The Great Depression and the New Deal

USA 1920-1973 – Civil Rights Movement


Key Stage 4 – Year 11


Autumn term:

British Depth Study: Elizabethan England

Spring term:

Thematic Study – Britain: Health and the People (1000 – to present day)

Summer term:


The Bridge Education Centre
Newtown Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire. SO50 9DB
Tel: 02380 629 306
Email: office.bridge@bec.hants.sch.uk
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