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Curriculum Intent 

History is the world’s memory. Our students explore and challenge the lessons which the past provides and journey through history in order to develop their ability to assess causation, consequence, change, continuity, similarity and difference through time, as well as attribute significance to events. By studying History our students develop a ‘mental timeline’, which helps them to appreciate how the history of the World, the Nation and Milton Keynes relate to the present, empowering them to interact with History as a discipline within their own lives. Students become experts in making informed decisions when opportunities and challenges arise in their own lives, and are able to understand how different views are constructed as well as handle a range of sources with care.  


  • History at Hazeley provides students both with substantive knowledge on key historical phenomena, and disciplinary understanding of the value and skills History offers. This comes through their engagement with the key second order concepts of History; Cause, Consequence, Change and Continuity, Similarity and Difference, Significance, Source Analysis and Historical Interpretation 

  • Our students explore a diverse curriculum crossing continents, cultures and controversies to seek understanding of our collective past. 

  • History empowers students to become global citizens, in which they can locate the sentiment of people towards events and actions of both the past and present. 

  • The skills our students will develop will enable them to access primary sources, assess reliability, and understand how different historical views are constructed. 

  • Our students develop an understanding of connectivity between Historical events, which in turn allows them to develop a mental timeline on which to develop further historical understanding.